Conversations Across the Creek

Conversations Across the Creek

Call For Papers: Conversations Across the Creek

12 October 2018, National Museum of Australia

Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for continuing dialogue among scientists, social scientists, and humanities scholars. Meetings are held monthly, with the aim of stimulating and unearthing research and teaching collaborations across the university.

Join us for the fourth Conversation for 2018, where three diverse scholars ‘cross’ Sullivan’s Creek, presenting on their latest research. The topic of this event is Creators of Culture: Scientists in Australian Fiction.

What makes a scientist in Australian fiction? How are fictional Australian scientists depicted in the relationship to the land? What aesthetic nattative techniques does literature use to represent, (re)configure and stage these?

Special guest: Peter Goldsworthy

Speakers include:

Dr Rebecca Hendershott
School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU

Associate Professor Elizabeth Leane
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Please register, light lunch provided. Click here for more information about the CatC Series, or to access recordings of past events.

You are welcome to send proposals for 20 minute papers, including a title, 250­‐word abstract, and brief author biography, to Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens
([email protected]). The deadline for proposals is 13 August 2018.

For further details please see the website: