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ANU Ceramics workshop fires up in Singapore

Post date: 11 February 2013

Members of the ANU Ceramics workshop, including staff, students and recent graduates, have starred in the Awaken the Dragon Festival held in Singapore over three days in January. The festival centred on the firing of the historic Dragon Kiln at Jalan Bahar, a 42 metre long kiln that has not been used to its full length for 30 years and is only one of two remaining Dragon Kilns in Singapore.

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HRC ANU Gender Institute Visiting Fellowship 2014 applications close 31 March

Post date: 11 February 2013

The Humanities Research Centre is accepting applications for the inaugural HEC ANU Gender Institute Visiting Fellowship for 2014. The fellowship is valued at $3,000.

This fellowship is part of the HRC's 2014 theme is Now Showing: Cultures, Judgements, and Research on the Digital Screen.  Further information on the 2014 HRC Annual Theme.

The application process (and forms) for the Gender Institute Fellowship is the same as for the other HRC Visiting Fellowships for 2014.  This information is found here.

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Marshall Clark awarded NFSA fellowship

Post date: 30 January 2013

Dr Marshall Clark from the Institute of Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts, in the Research School of Heritage and the Arts, has been awarded a Scholars and Artists in Residence Fellowship at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for 2013. Dr Clark will be in residence at the NFSA from 1 August to 1 October 2013. 

Clark has been awarded the fellowship for his project: Migrant workers in northern Australia: Representations of pearl divers, trepangers and illegal fishers in Australian film.

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Call for Papers: The Radicalism of Romantic Love: Critical Perspectives

Post date: 30 January 2013

The Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation in the ANU Research School of the Humanities and the Arts has called for papers for their upcoming conference, The Radicalism of Romantic Love: Critical Perspectives.

The deadline for abstracts (maximum of 250 words) is 8 March 2013.

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Martyn Jolly opens Sleepwalker exhibition at PhotoAccess

Post date: 18 January 2013

Dr Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Photo Media Arts in the ANU School of Art, opened Sleepwalker, an exhibition by PhD candidate Ursula Frederick in the Huw davies Gallery at PhotoAccess yesterday.  The exhibition runs in parallel with a retrospective from Huw Davies himself entitled Spirit series and other late works.

Ursula says, “The work as a whole is also a reflection on our society’s approach to consumption and waste and how are actions inevitably alter the landscapes we live in.”

The exhibition runs from 18 January through 3 February at the Huw Davies Gallery in the Manuka Arts Centre, 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT.

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Robyn Archer weaves the first threads into the Canberra Centenary Community Tapestry

Post date: 15 January 2013

Centenary of Canberra’s Creative Director Robyn Archer visited the ANU School of Art Textiles workshop on December 10 and wove the first threads by a community member into the Canberra Centenary Community Tapestry.

The project will help to commemorate the city’s rich history and celebrate its bright future.  With an array of greens, browns, blues and golds, the tapestry will reflect the 100 years since the naming of Canberra in 2013 and identify key landmarks like Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and Black Mountain Tower.

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ANU School of Music announces three outstanding new appointments for 2013

Post date: 7 January 2013

Following an international search, and over 140 applications, the ANU School of Music announced the names of three musicians who will join the School this year, 2013.  Head of School Professor Peter Tregear said violinist and musicologist, Dr David Irving, studio recordist and popular music and technology expert Dr Samantha Bennett and one of the nation’s leading tenors and early music experts Dr Paul McMahon, were a “prize catch” for the ANU, and indeed for Australia.

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Green-blue: 2012 Word of the Year

Post date: 5 January 2013

From a shortlist including brotox, fossil farming, qubit, and fourth age, the Australian National Dictionary Centre, based at ANU, has selected green-on-blue as their 2012 Word of the Year.

Centre Director, Dr Amanda Laugesen, said, “Green-on-blue, used in a military context, refers to an attack made on one’s own side by a force regarded as neutral. It is a term that has gained prominence in Australian and international media due to the ongoing military involvement in Afghanistan,”

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Back to country: Sarah Bourke discusses repatriation of Indigenous Australian remains

Post date: 14 December 2012

Sarah Bourke, an Honours student in Biological Anthropology and an Aboriginal woman of Djaru, Ongkomi and Gamilaroi descent, speaks about her research into the process of returning the remains of Indigenous Australians held in overseas museums to their ancestral communities.

Separated from their country and ancestors, the remains of some Indigenous Australians have been sitting in overseas museums for up to two centuries, their spirits in limbo, waiting to return to Australia before they can move into the afterlife.

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Debjani Ganguly awarded Fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge University

Post date: 11 December 2012

 Professor Debjani GangulyThe Head of the Humanities Research Centre, Associate Professor Debjani Ganguly has been awarded a Fellowship at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and will be taking it up in the first half of 2013. The Fellowship makes Debjani a Life Member of Clare Hall and and an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Research in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH). During her visit she will explore the archives and holdings of the Centre for South Asian Studies, consolidate links with scholars in world literature and digital humanities, finalise revisions to her completed manuscript on the world novel, give public seminars, and mentor graduate scholars at Clare Hall.

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