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The Australian National University

Shaping Canberra: The Lived Experience of Place Home & Capital: Call for Papers

The Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University calls for papers for its 2013 conference, Shaping Canberra: The Lived Experience of Place, Home and Capital.


Shaping Canberra will generate new national scholarly discussion about the lived experience of Canberra as a place, home and capital. It starts from the position that the local and national dimensions of Canberra are not opposing or even separate aspects, but deeply entwined. On this basis it asks participants to consider how the local, national (and international) play out in instances and reflections of Canberra’s life and development in the context of four themes: histories and memories, collections and archives, spaces and places; expressions and interpretations. International and national as well as local speakers will be part of the program which aims to create a lively community of discussion across disciplines and practices, and establish a basis for further research and discussion.

» Shaping Canberra event page

» Shaping Canberra: The Lived Experience of Place, Home and Capital call for papers (PDF)


Dr Mary Hutchison, Visiting Fellow, HRC
Dr Sarah Scott, Convenor, Museums and Collections Graduate Program

Conference enquiries

e: Sharon Komidar
t: +61 2 612 59299

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