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'Childhood, Commemoration and Cultural Heritage' -
- a seminar presented by 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).
This seminar 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.
When: Wednesday 28th May, 5:30pm
Where: Deakin City Campus
Meeting Room 3
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street
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