HRC Seminar Series

HRC Seminar Series

HRC Visiting Fellows, whilst at the Centre, participate in the Centre’s programs and meet regularly with other fellows to make a public presentation of their research.

Members of the University and the general public are welcome to attend seminars for free. They are followed by informal discussion and light refreshments, and we encourage all students to attend and for tutors to advise their students of this opportunity.

Each seminar is held in the Theatrette (unless otherwise indicated), on the 2nd floor (entry level) of the Sir Roland Wilson Building.

Past events

Seminar | Language Tests as Social Sorting Mechanisms for the Professional Workplace

16 Nov 2017

  Standards are physical or behavioural mechanisms which make society orderly (Busch, 2011; Star & Lampland, 2009). They include laws (drive on the right...

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Seminar | States of Terror: History, Literature, Theory

14 Nov 2017

  Sometimes words become so charismatic that it is hard to think beyond them or to maintain a critical attention toward who is using them and why. Since 9/11...

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Seminar | Unsettling Colonial/Modern Gender at the Point Barrow, Alaska Expedition of the First International Polar Year, 1882-1883

7 Nov 2017

  This paper is based on a chapter of my current book project, provisionally titled Settler Fantasies and Colonial ‘Before and After’ Photography, which...

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Seminar | An Australian Republic and the Politics of Hope

2 Nov 2017

  Where to now for Australian republicans? Nearly two decades on from the demoralising referendum defeat in 1999, the republican flame is being rekindled and...

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Seminar | Myths of Hymen

31 Oct 2017

  Queen Elizabeth I of England with Sieve proving her status as virgin In this seminar Prof Ferguson will speak about her current book project entitled “Myths...

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Seminar | “Two millions of De Quinceys created in China”: Thomas De Quincey, the Opium and China Case, and Debate on the First Opium War 1840-42

26 Oct 2017

This paper will explore the moment of the outbreak of the First Opium War between Britain and Qing China from 1839-1840. It is concerned with Romantic politics...

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Seminar | Adventus Saxonum: Material Culture, DNA and Identity in the Migration Period

24 Oct 2017

  British population history has been shaped by a series of periods of immigration, including the early Anglo-Saxon migrations which are assumed to start...

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Seminar | Social Media, Civic Engagement and Public Health: Experiences from a Mobile Initiative in Asia

17 Oct 2017

  South and East Asia are some of the most vulnerable regions to infectious diseases. This part of the world is also witnessing some of the fastest growing...

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Encountering Strangers in Classical Athenian Art: The Case of the Pan Painter

3 Oct 2017

In this seminar Professor Smith will introduce the story-telling medium of figure-decorated pots from ancient Greece, the tense relationship ancient Athenians...

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Satire and the Public Emotions, or What Does Satire Actually Do?

28 Sep 2017

‘“Poetry makes nothing happen” (W.H. Auden, “In Memory of W. B. Yeats”, 1940): what if this is also true of satire? Satire is the most obviously worldly of...

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