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12
Sep
2018

Frankenstein: Two Hundred Years of Monsters

Frankenstein 2018: Two Hundred Years of Monsters 12 ‐ 15 September 2018 The Australian National University and the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra...
07
Sep
2018

Books that Changed Humanity: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...
07
Sep
2018

Books that Changed Humanity: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...
04
Sep
2018

Seed Banks or Seed Morgues? Salvaging Crop Diversity from the Seed Bank

The 1960s and 70s saw growing international concern over the loss of crop plant diversity. This loss was thought to result from the expansion of industrial...
28
Aug
2018

Double Helix History

In this paper I want to think about what Jackie Pearson and others have termed the ‘genetic imaginary’. That is, popular understanding of the work of our DNA...
21
Aug
2018

Humphry Davy: Poetry and Priority

This paper explores how the chemist Humphry Davy (1778-1829) fashioned himself as, what he called in his poetry, a “true philosopher.” He defined the “true...
20
Aug
2018

Concentrationary Art and the Reading of Everyday Life

In this lecture I will discuss the concepts of the ‘concentrationary’ and ‘concentrationary art’ elaborated in the wake of the camps of the Second World War....

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