Conversations Across the Creek | Creators of Culture: Scientists in Australian Fiction

Date & time

12.30–2pm 12 October 2018

Location

Eucalyptus Seminar Room, RN Robertson Building, 46 Sullivan Creek Road Acton

Contacts

 Penny Brew
 +61 2 6125 4357

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for continuing dialogue among scientists, social scientists, and humanities scholars. Meetings are held monthly, with the aim of stimulating and unearthing research and teaching collaborations across the university.

Join us where three diverse scholars 'cross' Sullivan's Creek, presenting on their latest research. The topic of this event is Creators of Culture: Scientists in Australian Fiction.

What makes a scientist in Australian fiction? How are fictional Australian scientists depicted in the relationship to the land? What aesthetic nattative techniques does literature use to represent, (re)configure and stage these?

 

Speakers include:

Dr Rebecca Hendershott
School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU

Associate Professor Elizabeth Stephens
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland
https://iash.uq.edu.au/profile/229/dr-elizabeth-stephens

Associate Professor Elizabeth Leane
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
http://www.utas.edu.au/profiles/staff/english/elizabeth-leane

 

Please register - light lunch provided. Click here for more information about the CatC Series, or to access recordings of past events.

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