Alfred Deakin Research Institute

Upcoming Events

 

ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Savage Minds, Wild Butterflies
22 April 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Dr Gillian Tan, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and Prize-winning author, Dr Robert Kenny, will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars:‘Look, Listen and Feel’: Towards a Pedagogy of Feeling in Museums
6 May 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Professor Andrea Witcomb will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Comfortable Modernities: Between Cool Histories and Hot Development
20 May 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Professor Tim Winter, Research Chair of Cultural Heritage, will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


Cultural Heritage Seminar: Childhood, Commemoration and Cultural Heritage
28 May 2014

Presenter:

Prof. Kate Darian-Smith, University of Melbourne

Kate Darian-Smith is Professor of Australian Studies and History, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, and Professor of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. She has published widely on many aspects of Australian history, including on memory studies and the histories of childhood and children’s play, and is co-editor (with Carla Pascoe) of Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage (Routledge, 2013).

Abstract:

This paper examines how the histories and cultural heritage of children in Australia have been publicly commemorated, and how this has altered over time. Examples range from the memorialization of the lives and deaths of white children in the colonial period to the politicized and contested public commemorations of Indigenous children removed from their families, and the recent memorials and exhibitions acknowledging children who were institutionalized or sent to Australia as child migrants. Issues raised through these case studies include the concepts of children's rights, Indigenous rights and human rights more generally - and the connections between human rights discourse, cultural heritage and the past.

5:30pm
Deakin City Campus
Meeting Room 3
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street
Melbourne

RSVP to Yamini Narayanan: y.narayanan@deakin.edu.au


Contemporary History Seminar: Rewriting the History of the World Game in Australia
2 June 2014

Presenter:

Dr Roy Hay

Abstract:

TBC


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Health Service Utilisation Among Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Groups in Australia: Findings from HILDA
3 June 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Leading demographer and social epidemiologist, Associate Professor Santosh Jatrana, will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Inequality, Human Capital and Economic Development
17 June 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Md Rabiul Islam, will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


ADRI Public Seminars: Camp Followers and the Minimum Wage
20 June 2014

The ADRI Seminars are a lunchtime series open to the public, where ourresearchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic. Deakin University's Melbourne City Campus, with its lush and stylish setting, offers a calming respite from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne's CBD.

There probably isn't a more enjoyable way to spend your lunch-break!

Presented by Professor Chris Doucouliagos.

1pm-2:30pm
Deakin University
Melbourne City Centre
Level 3
550 Bourke Street

For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


Cultural Heritage Seminar: TBC
25th June 2014


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Children of the Revolution: Indonesia’s Early Colombo Plan Scholars and their Journey to Australia
1 July 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Indonesia specialist, Dr Jemma Purdey, will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


Conference: 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation
10-12 July 2014

The Alfred Deakin Research Institute and The Faculty of Arts and Education of Deakin University are honoured to be hosts for the 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, which will be held at the Geelong Waterfront Campus between 10 and 12 July 2014.

Established in 1978 to honour George Rudé's contributions to the study of French history in Australasia, the George Rudé Seminar is a biennial conference that brings together specialists in French history and cultural from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

Since 2005, a peer-reviewed selection of papers for each seminar has been published on-line through H-France.

The 2014 Seminar is organised with the collaboration of three Melbourne universities: the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Latrobe University. We are pleased to welcome Pamela Pilbeam, Jean-Yves Mollier, John Merriman, Philippe Minard, Timothy Tackett, Marissa Linton, and Simon Kitson.

We welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers (in English or French) that reflect the diversity of French history, culture, and society from the medieval to the contemporary periods. Proposals, consisting of an abstract of no more than 300 words, with a one-page CV, should be sent to georgerudeseminar2014@gmail.com by 31 March 2014

The Seminar will be followed by a special one-day public seminar commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. This seminar, 'France 1914', will be held in the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, on 15 July 2014.

Alfred Deakin Research Institute
Waterfront Campus
Geelong, VIC
Australia

For more information, please contact Greg Burgess: gburgess@deakin.edu.au / +61 (0)3 5227 2987


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Development, Heritage, Environment, and Contemporary Histories in the Owen Stanleys: The Kokoda WWII Oral History Project
15 July 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Born and raised in PNG, Dr Jonathan Ritchie will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: TBA
29 July 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Dr Victoria Stead will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


Cultural Heritage Seminar: TBC
30th July 2014

ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Ukraine and Russia: Entangled Histories and Contemporary Tensions
12 August 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Dr Filip Slaveski will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Improving the Use of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Rural and Pastoralist Ethiopia
26 August 2014

Presented by Research Fellow, Dr Ruth Jackson

lEthiopia's commitment to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 is demonstrated by efforts to improve access to and strengthen facility-based Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services, and by increasing institutional deliveries by skilled health workers. As one of the least urbanized countries in the world, Ethiopia aims to improve access to health services to rural and pastoralist populations through a decentralized health system.

This paper examines the role of Health Extension Workers (HEWs) in providing key MNCH services at the community (kebele) level including clean and safe delivery, and communication with a referral center. The referral system is seen as the key to reducing the delays that currently contribute to maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. The question the paper addresses is: To what extent can HEWs reduce the first delay - the recognition of birth complications and the decision to seek medical care?

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


Cultural Heritage Seminar: TBC
27th August 2014

ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Cohort Fertility Patterns by Religion in India
9 September 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Dr Samba Pasupuleti will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


ADRI Public Seminars: Improving the Use of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Services in Rural and Pastoralist Ethiopia
12 September 2014

The ADRI Seminars are a lunchtime series open to the public, where ourresearchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic. Deakin University's Melbourne City Campus, with its lush and stylish setting, offers a calming respite from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne's CBD.

There probably isn't a more enjoyable way to spend your lunch-break!

Presented by Research Fellow, Dr Ruth Jackson

lEthiopia's commitment to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 is demonstrated by efforts to improve access to and strengthen facility-based Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services, and by increasing institutional deliveries by skilled health workers. As one of the least urbanized countries in the world, Ethiopia aims to improve access to health services to rural and pastoralist populations through a decentralized health system.

This paper examines the role of Health Extension Workers (HEWs) in providing key MNCH services at the community (kebele) level including clean and safe delivery, and communication with a referral center. The referral system is seen as the key to reducing the delays that currently contribute to maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. The question the paper addresses is: To what extent can HEWs reduce the first delay - the recognition of birth complications and the decision to seek medical care?

1pm-2:30pm
Deakin University
Melbourne City Centre
Level 3
550 Bourke Street

For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


4th Annual PNG Symposium
14 - 15 September 2014

The 2014 Papua New Guinea symposium is the third in the annual series of symposia that are intended to aid communication among researchers and practitioners in PNG, Australia, and elsewhere in the region. This year, it will be held in Papua New Guinea at Pacific Adventist University.

For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


Cultural Heritage Seminar: Heritage diplomacy, and moving beyond the UNESCOization of heritage studies
24th September 2014

Presenter:

Dr. Tim Winter, Research Chair of Cultural Heritage, Deakin University

TBC

Abstract:

TBC


ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars: Remembering the Mighty Atom: The Manhattan Project National Park, USA
21 October 2014

The ADRI @ Waterfront Seminars are a lunchtime series where our researchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic.

Professor David Lowe will be presenting.

12pm-1pm
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
Geelong
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For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


ADRI Public Seminars: PNG in WWII: The Kokoda Pilot Study
24 October 2014

The ADRI Seminars are a lunchtime series open to the public, where ourresearchers are given an opportunity to showcase their current project/s and encourage open and informal debate on their chosen topic. Deakin University's Melbourne City Campus, with its lush and stylish setting, offers a calming respite from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne's CBD.

There probably isn't a more enjoyable way to spend your lunch-break!

Presented by Dr Jonathan Ritchie.

1pm-2:30pm
Deakin University
Melbourne City Centre
Level 3
550 Bourke Street

For further information, please contact Dr Jonathan Ritchie at: jonathan.ritchie@deakin.edu.au.


Cultural Heritage Seminar: Holocaust exhibitions and the 'myth of silence': The 1961 Warsaw Ghetto Commemoration Exhibition, Melbourne
29 October 2014

Presenter:

Dr. Steven Cooke, Deakin University

Abstract:

This talk examines the origins, development and reception of the Warsaw Ghetto Commemoration Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia, held in April 1961. Situated within the context of the Adolf Eichmann trial in Israel and fears of racism in Australia, the exhibition is a site through which complex debates over Australian-Jewish identity and memory of the Holocaust can be understood. The exhibition was visited by over 6000 people in four days and employed a variety of contemporary museum techniques, including displays of art and material culture relating to the Holocaust, a replica 'tomb of the unknown Jewish Martyr' and 'living history' displays of life in post war Australia.

The paper shows how representations of the Holocaust were shaped by both local concerns and an emerging global network of information, artefacts, people, and institutions involved in remembrance. It explores the politics of the development of the exhibition, the poetics of its displays, the part played by survivors, and the role of other cultural and educational institutions in Melbourne. Contrasting this exhibition with another Warsaw Ghetto exhibition held in London at the same time, it examines issues of 'race', identity and belonging within the context of a rapidly changing post-colonial society, adding to a nuanced reading that unsettles the established narratives of the development of historical memory of the Holocaust in Australia.

5:30pm
Deakin City Campus
Meeting Room 3
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street
Melbourne

RSVP to Yamini Narayanan: y.narayanan@deakin.edu.au


Cultural Heritage Seminar: TBC
8th November 2014


Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

10th April 2014