HRC Seminar Series

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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 at 4.30pm in the Theatrette (unless otherwise indicated), on the 2nd floor (entry level) of the Sir Roland Wilson Building.

Semester 1 2019

Date

Speaker

Title

15 February

Em Prof Gilli Bush-Bailey (University of London)

Memory, Screens and Reflections

5 March

Em Prof Jay Winter

(Yale University)

Silences of the Great War: All the Things We Cannot Hear

12 March

Assoc Prof Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides

(Maquarie University)

Latin Panegyric XII(9) and the Politics of New Jerusalem under Constantine the Great

19 March

Prof Eckart Altenmüller

(Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media)

Making Music as a Model for Brain Plasticity​​​​​​​

26 March

Assoc Prof Cynthia Chris

(City University of New York)

A Cinema of Environmental Crisis: Virtual Life in the Sixth Extinction​​​​​​​

2 April

Em Prof Neville Kirk

(Manchester Metropolitan University)

Modern Britain in Crisis

7 May

Dr Jeremy Simpson

(University of Sydney)

City in Crisis: Kabul 2018 and Everyday Crisis Management

14 May

Dr Jordana Silverstein

(University of Melbourne)

Managing Child Refugees in Australia: The Emotions and Histories of Crisis

21 May

Prof Jennifer Rutherford

(University of Adelaide)

“If only it were just a crisis”: Life-writing in troubled times

28 May

Dr Justin Tyler Clark

(Nanyang Technological University)

The Crisis of the Present in the American Cultural Imagination


Semester 2

Date

Speaker

Title

16 July

Dr Stuart Christie

(Hong Kong Baptist University)

TBA

30 July

Dr Gabriel Tusinski

(Singapore University of Technology and Design)

This is (not) Crisis: Chronotope, Crisis Narration, and the Metapragmatics of Historical Time​​​​​​​

6 August

Dr Alison Searle

(University of Leeds)
 

Revolutionary Crisis, Richard Baxter and Pastoral Care​​​​​​​

13 August

Dr Gordon Pentland

(University of Edinburgh)

Assassinations and Assassination Attempts in the Nineteenth-Century British World​​​​​​​

20 August

Prof Chris Whitehead

(Newcastle University)

Heritage as a Measure of Crisis​​​​​​​

27 August

Dr Sarah Moore

(University of Bath)

Crisis Diverted: A Sociological Study of the Handling of Public Crises​​​​​​​

10 September

Dr Joseph Hardwick

(Northumbria University)

Communities of Prayer and Environmental Crisis in Australia and the British Empire, 1829-1919​​​​​​​

17 September

Prof Stephen Bygrave

(University of Southampton)

Enlightenment as Crisis: Disciplines and Reactions, 1750-1815​​​​​​​

1 October

RSHA Internal Fellow

TBA

8 October

Prof Jay Winter

(Yale University)

TBA

15 October

Assoc Prof Nikki Hessell

(Victoria University of Wellington)

Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romanticism During the Removal Crisis​​​​​​​

23 October

Dr Maria Boletsi

(Leiden University)

Political Philology As A Challenge to Crisis-Rhetoric: Alternative ‘Grammars’ in Radical Imaginaries Emerging through Crisis

30 October

Prof Martin Hewitt

(Anglia Ruskin University)

Darwinism’s Generations: Responding to Evolution, 1859-1909​​​​​​​

Upcoming events

Silences of the Great War: All the Things We Cannot Hear

4.30–5.45pm 5 Mar 2019

The auditory history of the First World War has never been written.  There are studies of songs and composers, of cabaret and opera, but the sound of the world...

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Latin Panegyric XII(9) and the Politics of New Jerusalem under Constantine the Great

4.30–5.45pm 12 Mar 2019

Taking start from the recent controversy of naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the paper focuses on the employment of New Jerusalem in the rhetoric of...

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A Cinema of Environmental Crisis: Virtual Life in the Sixth Extinction

4.30–5.45pm 26 Mar 2019

The cinematic response to environmental crises of the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been marked by a turn to digital visual effects technologies (VFX...

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Past events

Memory, Screens and Reflections

15 Feb 2019

Memory, screens and reflections, is the last in a series of performed lectures I have been developing over the past six years in and around my research on...

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Frankenstein and the Communication Challenges of Regenerative Medicine

13 Nov 2018

Within and without the medical profession, many believe we are at the eve of a medical breakthrough of tremendous proportions by the advent of regenerative...

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The Good Places of Sleep: Nineteenth-century Sleep Studies in Literature and the Sciences

6 Nov 2018

We seem obsessed by the quality of our sleep in the early twenty-first century, yet the high point of sleep research was the second half of the nineteenth...

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The Xenotext

30 Oct 2018

“The Xenotext” is an artistic exercise currently being undertaken by the poet Christian Bök, who proposes to create an example of “living poetry.” Bök plans to...

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Reification, Relativity, Redemption: Modernist Fiction and the Imagination of Science in the 1920s

23 Oct 2018

By the 1920s, life in industrialised countries was thoroughly ruled by the clock. Yet new ideas -- Einstein's particularly -- were making time and its...

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“Fear the Night Sky!” Encounters with the Void, the Weird and the Web

9 Oct 2018

In the podcast series Welcome to Night Vale, the show’s host, Cecil Palmer, warns his listeners about the night sky: behind the stars there is only the void,...

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If Victor Frankenstein were a novelist: Arno Schmidt’s literary monster: 'Zettel’s Traum' ('Bottom’s Dream')

2 Oct 2018

"Reading is terrible" Arno Schmidt   Zettel’s Traum is one of the most radical literary experiments of the twentieth century. First published by German...

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Feminism, Literary Reception, and the Case of Amanda Lohrey

25 Sep 2018

When it comes to gender and literary culture in Australia, it would seem that everything old is new again. Over the past decade feminists have identified...

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

4 Sep 2018

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...

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Double Helix History

28 Aug 2018

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...

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