Sovereignty, Space and Mobility in Settler Colonial Studies
Thursday 21 September to Friday 22 September
Join the Centre for the Study of the Inland for a two-day symposium exploring connections between sovereignty, survivance and occupation of place. With speakers from around Australia and the globe, we will present panels and roundtable discussions examining a range of topics including the opportunities that space and mobility frameworks offer settler colonial histories, and the impact of Indigenous studies research and methodologies. Keynotes will be given by Professor Alan Lester (UK) and Professor J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (US).
Snapshots of Empire: Governing a Diverse Empire Everywhere and all at once
Wednesday 15 March 2017 11:30 am to 01:00 pm
Professor Lester will give an overview of a research project funded by The Leverhulme Trust which has just been completed. The project was based on the analysis of all correspondence, regardless of origin, flowing through the British Colonial and India Offices, during three moments, or ‘snapshots’ in the 19th century.
The extractive frontier / Mining for art
Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 March, 10am to 5pm
Taking mining as a metaphor, a group of artists (from places as geographically and culturally diverse as Yirrkala, Castlemaine, New Guinea and North Queensland) will explore themes implicit in the act of mineral exploration and exploitation: scarring, layering, excavating, prospecting, exchange, power, custody, resources, home, land, destruction and renewal.