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Today's date is Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Events for the public
 March 2020
Wednesday 04
17:30 - EVENT - Close to Home: Discovering Female Indonesian Writers : This event will highlight the work of female Indonesian writers who have challenged dominant narratives. Website | More Information
Indonesia is our nearest international neighbour consisting of 17,000 islands. Home to multiple ethnic groups, languages and religions, Indonesia has a rich body of literature. Its complexity reflects the depth and breadth of diversity of its people.

This event, jointly hosted by the Centre for Stories, the Australia Indonesia Centre and the UWA Public Policy Institute, will highlight the work of female Indonesian writers who have challenged dominant narratives. Join us to learn how they explore history, religion, feminist and queer issues, religion and political violence, drawing inspiration from local and Western traditions.

You will hear from the work of visiting writer Erni Aladjai and from Iven Manning and Alberta Natasia Aadji who will read the work of selected female Indonesian writers. Following the readings, Professor Krishna Sen will facilitate a discussion on Indonesian literature, and the ways in which these writers inform, challenge and stimulate political and policy debates in contemporary Indonesia.

This event is part of the Centre for Stories Lintas Laut: Eastern Indonesia-Western Australia Writing Exchange supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Trends and dangers in US philanthropy — are there implications for Australia? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In this lecture, Mark Sidel will discuss some important recent themes in US philanthropy – the role of philanthropy in an era of increasing wealth disparities; adaptations by US foundations to changing circumstances; the changing situations for community foundations; the increasing, and increasingly problematic role of philanthropy by the individually wealthy; the regulation/self-regulation dilemma in the US and elsewhere; the changing nature of philanthropy across borders; and other issues. He will also at least ask to what degree these issues may be present or playing out differently in some other jurisdictions.

Mark Sidel is Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and consultant for Asia at the Washington DC-based International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. He works on state-society relations, and particularly the regulation and self-regulation of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, in Asia and the United States. Sidel is currently writing a book for the Brookings Institution on China’s relationships with the international nonprofit and foundation community under Xi Jinping, and doing research for a future volume on modern secessionary movements in the US and in comparative perspective.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Reframing Human Rights: health, ‘dirt’ and ecologies of right-making Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rosemary J. Jolly, Weiss Chair, Humanities in Literature and Human Rights, Pennsylvania State University and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

A central problem of the UNHR is its dependence on the state and citizenship as the conditions under which human rights flourish. Professor Jolly proposes an extra-anthropocentric contextualization of normative human rights as human rightness.

How do communities that do not depend on the state for their articulation – the indigenous, migrant, those at the peripheries of the global economy, and/or indentured by it – envision what she calls extra-anthropocentric human rightness, and how do they practice such rightness in aesthetic production, specifically as manifest in the narrative arts? Further, since human rights norms are deeply immersed in cultures of materialist accumulation, she is specifically interested in how animist cultures, who have beliefs in the value of the non-human and immaterial, have developed practices of human rightness through aesthetics means.

This talk uses narratives, both fictional and non-fictional, to pose an alternative to human rights frameworks that is non-anthropocentric (but not anti-human) to reframe debates concerning the health of humans, of the environment, and of the relation between the two. Professor Jolly will theorize how to frame the concept of Human Rights as non-anthropocentric and then go on to talk about her HIV/AIDS research to communicate a sense of what such an outlook might look like in the sub-Saharan African setting, in a specific context of massive human death.

It is her hope that this talk may open a discussion of what extra-anthropocentric human rightness may have to offer in the current Australian context of massive non-human animal extinction in the fires.

Rose Jolly was born in South Africa and left for Canada in 1981 due to the apartheid regime of the time. She came to Penn State in 2013. Her overarching interest is in the ways in which representations of violence and reconciliation actually affect inter-governmental, inter-community and inter-personal relations in contexts of conflict. Her work explores the links between living conditions of extreme deprivation, gender-based violence and coercion, and the HIV pandemic. She has worked with victim-survivors of state sponsored torture, gender-based violence, and communities fractured by illness globally. She explores the ethics of working with highly vulnerable communities in research and development.
Thursday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Legal Humanism and the Automation of Everyday Life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Christophe Lazaro, Associate Professor of Law & Society, Centre for Philosophy of Law, University of Louvain and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

An entirely new fauna composed of entities, which are said to be smart and autonomous, progressively colonizes our everyday life (prosthetics, watches, clothes, tablets, vehicles, smart homes, etc). The emergence of these objects might cause a profound anthropological shift by radically transforming the nature of our environment in a fully automated technosphere.

This public lecture aims at analysing the legal consequences of the current process of automation of everyday life on legal humanism. Specifically, Professor Lazaro will explore three major tensions, which radically challenge legal humanism, by altering its fundamental fictional figures: the person, the subject, and the individual. By examining the tensions between (i) human and artefact (person), (ii) autonomy and paternalism (subject), and (iii) equality and singularity (individual), he will identify, beyond binary oppositions, a set of parameters, which could guide the legal and ethical understanding of these new “uncanny” entities.

Christophe Lazaro, Associate Professor of Law & Society at the Centre for Philosophy of Law of UCL, is an expert in interdisciplinary research on the legal and social impacts of new technologies on human agency and subjectivity (prosthetics, robotics, artificial intelligence).
Friday 06
12:30 - SEMINAR - The End: how a language dies More Information
Abstract

What Tolstoy wrote about happy and unhappy families applies equally to languages: all living languages are alike; each dying language is dying in its own way. Because the death of a language is a particular death, the death of this language and not some other one, the story of its demise has to be a specific story. For the past thirty years I have conducted research on an isolate Papuan language in the lower Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. The language, called Tayap, is dying; it currently has fewer than fifty active speakers. My talk will discuss how Tayap is disappearing; both in terms of the social and cultural factors that inexorably are leading to its passing, and also in terms of the grammar of the language itself, as it dissolves in the speech of young people who attempt to speak it.

Short bio

Don Kulick is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he directs the Engaging Vulnerability research program. He has published widely on sociolinguistics, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, queer theory and animal studies. His most recent books are A Grammar and Dictionary of Tayap: the life and death of a Papuan language (with Angela Terrill, Mouton de Gruyter), and A Death in the Rainforest: how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea (Algonquin Books), both from last year.

14:30 - SEMINAR - DISONANCE OF “NON-ALIGNED” POST WWII HERITAGE More Information
Abstract

As early as in the late 1940s, Yugoslavia developed its own brand of Socialism based on self-management. In the cultural sphere, the uniqueness of the Yugoslav context gave way to the official renunciation of Soviet Socialist Realism around 1948 and contributed to the rise of a unique brand of moderate (Socialist) modernism. The post-WWII architectural heritage in "non-aligned" Yugoslavia articulated and legitimized a different political stance toward ideology while insisting on new art that signified a break with typical Soviet Socialist (Realism) art and architecture as well as integration into the international art world, a situation that allowed greater radicalization of artistic practices in Yugoslavia than in other countries of real Socialism. The very "ordinariness" of these post-war works and negligible official recognition of their modernist principles and significance, was a major obstacle for their heritage listing in comparison with the "historic", older heritage. Furthermore, after the 1991-95 war, the region has been managing its difficult, recent past not through recognition of it but through concealment and cultural reframing, directing attention away from the post WWII legacy, towards counter-trends of national historicism and nation branding. This discursive strategy and readjustment of identity politics have proven to be especially critical for the generation who is coming of age in the era of ideology-neutral pluralism.

Bio

Sandra Uskokovic, a scholar of modern and contemporary Central and Eastern European art, is Associate Professor at the University of Dubrovnik, Croatia. A visiting scholar at universities in Europe, Asia, and North America, her research interests include art criticism, modern and contemporary art, urban and cultural theory, performative arts, heritage studies.
Monday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - When Animals Talk Back. Perspectives on human-animal communication. Website | More Information
A public lecture by Don Kulick, Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The past two decades have seen a seismic shift in our understanding of what animals are, what they perceive and think, and what they are capable of. Biologists and ethologists who study animal behaviour have made vital contributions to this shift. However, a significant quantity of writing about animals comes from philosophers, humanities and social science scholars, as well as those working in professional sectors, including freelance animal trainers and behaviourists. What is behind this outpouring of interest in animals? And now that animals seem to have our collective ear, what exactly are they saying?

Don Kulick is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he directs the Engaging Vulnerability research program. He has published widely on sociolinguistics, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, queer theory and animal studies. His most recent books are 'A Grammar and Dictionary of Tayap: the life and death of a Papuan language' (with Angela Terrill, Mouton de Gruyter), and 'A Death in the Rainforest: how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea' (Algonquin Books), both from last year.
Tuesday 10
7:30 - EVENT - Friends of the Library : "Why politics?" by Diana Warnock Website | More Information
Diana Warnock, a former newspaper and radio journalist, went into politics at the age of 52 when she was elected as the State member of Parliament for Perth in 1993. Before entering politics, Diana was an activist for about 30 years for women’s rights and for minorities, and always belonged to many community and voluntary groups, both locally in Perth and nationally. She grew up in the Eastern Goldfields—between Menzies and Leonora—but lived most of her adult life in the city of Perth. Her late husband Bill Warnock, an Irish-Scot, grew up in a Glasgow slum and migrated to Australia in his teens. They both graduated in arts from UWA.

Special Collections

James Hume Nisbet (1849-1923) Scottish born author and artist first visited Australia as a young man in the late 1860s. He visited Australia twice, travelling to Tasmania, New Zealand, and the South Sea Island, painting, sketching, writing poetry and stories. The Friends of the Library purchased four of Nisbet’s sketches currently on display in the foyer Special Collections 2nd Floor Reid Library until April. The display also includes many of his novels and poetry from the Peter Cowan Collection.

Special Collections will be open for Friends from 6.30pm prior to the talk to view the foyer display and objects from the collection in May, June, July, August and November 2020.

AGM The Committee invites members to nominate and join the Committee in 2020. Please contact Kathryn Maingard (email kathryn.maingard@uwa.edu.au or by phone 6488 2356) if you are interested in joining the Committee.

18:45 - FREE LECTURE - RACI Bayliss Youth Lecture 2020 : Shining a light on crime: Applications of spectroscopy to forensic science Website | More Information
Paint, cosmetics, ink. All of these can be forms of forensic evidence that can help detectives to make links between individuals, objects and locations – a critically important part of a criminal investigation. But how to get the most useful information from these types of evidence? This is where chemistry plays an essential role. Join Dr Georgina Sauzier as she explores a key tool of analytical chemistry and how it can be used for analysis of forensic evidence.

Tickets are free but you must register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/raci-bayliss-lecture-2020-shining-a-light-on-crime-uwa-tickets-86459128581
Wednesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Interrogating an Ancient War on Terror: the persecution of the Christians reconsidered Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr James Corke-Webster, Senior Lecturer, Roman History, King’s College London and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

This lecture will explore the persecution of the early Christians under the Roman Empire. This has always been remembered as a clash of ideologies – a war between the Roman state and its traditional gods on the one hand, and the new Christian cult and its upstart God on the other. But does our evidence really support that view? And if not, what might persecution look like?

This lecture looks to uncover not just how persecution was actually experienced in antiquity, but how it was (mis)remembered as well.

Dr James Corke-Webster is a Roman historian with particular interests in early Christian and late antique history and literature. He studied Classics and Theology at Oxford, Cambridge, and Manchester, before taking up a Fulbright Scholarship at Berkeley. He then held lectureships at Edinburgh and Durham before moving to Kings College in 2017. He is the author of 'Eusebius and Empire: Constructing Church and Rome in the Ecclesiastical History' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019).
Thursday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - Swahili social landscapes: a case study from northern Zanzibar,1000-1400 CE More Information
Abstract

The large group of people commonly known as the Swahili occupied an expansive stretch of coastline between Somalia and Mozambique from the 6th and 7th centuries CE, with early villages being built with wattle and daub while later settlements also included stone structures such as tombs, mosques, and private houses. Increased involvement in long-distance trade, urbanisation, and religious developments led to a gradually more hierarchical social structure in many Swahili societies, which included forced labour and servitude. In this research seminar, I will present some of the results from two archaeological field seasons in Tumbatu and Mkokotoni in north-western Zanzibar (Unguja) in Tanzania, and their relationship to my larger doctoral project at Uppsala University titled: “Swahili Social Landscapes - Material expressions of slavery, labour, and non-elite identity in pre-colonial Zanzibar”. The results from surveys and household excavations at both sites reveal that the two sites were closely connected, partially relying on each other for food and trade commodities, while simultaneously operating within larger regional and international networks of trade and communication. Although long believed to be an elite stone town, the data from Tumbatu is showing a settlement highly reliant on its neighbours and questions the assumed dichotomy between elite and non-elite inhabitants.

Biographical information

Henriette Rødland is an archaeologist and PhD student at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University, Sweden, where she has also been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes on heritage, slavery, and urbanisation. She has also been a visiting teacher at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She specialises in Swahili urban archaeology and the history and archaeology of slavery in East Africa, with a particular focus on the role of artefacts in reflecting, maintaining, and negotiating social identities and inequalities. Her research currently centres on northern Zanzibar, Tanzania, and two early second millennium urban sites that were well-connected to the Indian Ocean sphere of commerce. These relationships brought pottery, cloth, beads, and glass to East Africa, while timber, gold, ivory, and enslaved individuals were exported to other Indian Ocean ports. Henriette holds a BA from the University of York and an MA from the University of East Anglia (Sainsbury Research Unit), where her research focused on archaeological and historical approaches to slavery in West and East Africa.
Friday 13
11:00 - SEMINAR - Somatic Experiences of Ageing and Beauty Work Among Older Korean and Chinese Migrants More Information
Over the past decade, a growing number of sociological research has sought to understand the role of beauty work in promoting positive ageing among older people. However, majority of these studies have been conducted in the Western context, and only a limited number of studies have focused on older people of Asian ancestry. In the West, ageing has often been theorised as a negative challenge to individual’s identity and agency; however, in many East Asian countries old age has, at least up until very recently, been considered a sign of greater understanding of the world, and therefore ageing has been perceived as a process to be celebrated. This project will explore the ways in which older Korean and Chinese migrants living in Western Australia experience their ageing bodies specifically in the context of their engagement with everyday beauty work. Focusing on their lived experiences of ‘doing beauty’ and engaging with everyday beauty practices, this project will contribute to the current body of knowledge by providing a general understanding of how ageing bodies are perceived and experienced, particularly how beauty work and aesthetic care of self intersect with notions of wellbeing and positive ageing in later life in migrant contexts.

14:30 - SEMINAR - ‘Memoirs .. serve as excellent types’: C.R. Browne and the Ethnographical Survey of Ireland – Excluded Ancestor and Invisible Genealogy in the History of Anthropology More Information
Abstract

At various times in the 1890s and early 1900s the reports of Charles Robert Browne’s ethnographic studies undertaken in the West of Ireland were described as exemplary ethnography. Yet the Ethnographical Survey of Ireland on which Browne worked is largely forgotten in anthropology and if remembered, seen as only preliminary to the main business of AC Haddon’s anthropological career and a mere adjunct to the Ethnographic Survey of the United Kingdom. When it is discussed, typically only the initial work of Haddon and Browne on Aran is mentioned or the ongoing role of Haddon in the enterprise exaggerated.

In this paper I explore the anthropological career of Charles Robert Browne, the only person to list his occupation in the 1901 census of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as ‘anthropologists’, albeit alongside his other profession: ‘general practitioner’. I argue, on the one hand, that the Ethnographical Survey of Ireland is part of an invisible genealogy in the development of modern professional anthropology, with Browne an excluded ancestor and, on the other, that the survey was part of an Imperial Science project that ultimately failed to take root in Ireland as the country moved to Independence.

Bio

Dr Edward M. McDonald is the principal of Ethnosciences (2003-present) and formerly Managing Director and principal anthropologist of McDonald, Hales and Associates (1988-2003).Dr McDonald is currently the President of the Anthropological Society of Western Australia (ASWA).

He has 44 years’ experience as an applied anthropologist. His areas of research include Aboriginal and youth homelessness and housing programs, service delivery and client processing in welfare organisations, evaluations of group foster care and day care and of work organisation in a heavy industrial setting, in addition to a major community study in Inner City Perth. Dr McDonald’s article on the ethnography of Indigenous archaeology will be published shortly in Cooney, Gilhooly, Kelly & Mallía-Guest (eds.) Cultures of Stone: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Materiality of Stone. He has a continuing interest in the history of anthropology, with a primary focus on the ethnography of Daisy Bates and on the work Charles Robert Browne and the Ethnographic Survey of Ireland (1891-1903).
Monday 16
16:00 - CANCELLED - MASTERCLASS - UWA Conservatorium of Music presents David Kim Masterclass (Piano) More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

In light of the recent developments around international visitors arriving in Australia, we have taken the sad decision to cancel David Kim’s activities at the Conservatorium this week.

We will continue to monitor the Department of Health alerts and provide any important updates around other events as soon as they are available.

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Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills and work closely with leading artists from around the world. Audiences, whether student, teacher or enthusiast are given a glimpse as to what happens before and behind the stage. Don’t miss seeing these renown artists working with emerging artists in an intimate setting.

David Kim (Piano) David Hyun-Su Kim has distinguished himself as one of the most thoughtful and distinctive musicians to emerge from the newest generation of American pianists.

Join David as he works with students from the UWA Piano Studio ahead of their Lunchtime Concert performances on Wednesday 18 March.

Free entry - no bookings required
Tuesday 17
8:00 - WORKSHOP - Static Liquefaction Workshop : This two-day workshop aims to provide a demonstration of static liquefaction triggering as it relates to tailings Website | More Information
This two-day workshop aims to provide a demonstration of static liquefaction triggering as it related to tailings, and outline the various tools available to assess the potential for this behaviour.

This will be achieved through explanation on the interpretation of the cone penetration test (CPT), laboratory techniques to refine CPT interpretation and provide inputs to other analyses, and finally analytical and numerical methods to assess static liquefaction susceptibility.

Mining and tailings consultants, operators of tailings storage facilities, as well as regulators will find this workshop of interest.

14:00 - SEMINAR - ‘Performing Bromance On and Offline: Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhall’, Presented by Jackie Raphael More Information
ABSTRACT: Bromances in Hollywood have become an increasingly useful form of promotion. Hugh Jackman in particular has utilised this technique in the X-Men franchise and crossed over into Deadpool. His friendship with Ryan Reynolds has even intersected into the films, as well as social media and into Jackman’s theatre show. They have also taken it a step further by including Jake Gyllenhall, whom they have both worked with individually. Analysing these friendships, it is evident that they choose to perform their bromances publicly in order to promote their films and charities, but also to gain online attention and develop their individual brands further. Going viral and having the mass media speak about their social media posts, generates further publicity and strengthens their fun and engaging identities. However, it is reliant on perceived authenticity, ‘celebrity capital’ (Gunter 2014) and humour to stimulate audiences. Thus, the friendship between Jackman, Reynolds and Gyllenhall will be used as a case study to examine how viral campaigns intersect with the curation of digital persona, celebrity capital and perceived brand authenticity.

Dr Jackie Raphael has a PhD in Creative Advertising and Design from Curtin University, where she explored endorsements, branding and social media. Her current research examines media, popular culture, bromance as a promotional tool and persona. She has published several papers and books on these topics. Dr Raphael has lectured and tutored undergraduates in Design and Communication since 2010. She has coordinated a Masters course and various undergraduate units. Dr Raphael has also supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students. Her current role is Senior Learning Skills Officer in STUDYSmarter (UWA’s Academic Skills Centre) and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences.

17:00 - CANCELLED - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Research Seminar Series : David Kim More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

In light of the recent developments around international visitors arriving in Australia, we have taken the sad decision to cancel David Kim’s activities at the Conservatorium this week.

We will continue to monitor the Department of Health alerts and provide any important updates around other events as soon as they are available.

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The Conservatorium of Music is a vibrant centre for research in music and music education, where a thriving community of scholars is engaged in exploring the frontiers of knowledge, working on a wide range of research projects with diverse outputs.

Our free weekly seminar series showcases presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

David Kim | Beethoven on Historical Instruments: Case Studies in Interpretation

“Historically-Informed Performance” is mostly obviously characterized by its use of historical instruments, and HIP players are instantly recognizable by their hardware: fortepianos rather than modern Steinways, gut rather than metal strings, etc. While musical hardware is inarguably central to HIP’s project, the consequences of HIP-based thinking reach far beyond instruments. Taking Beethoven’s 250th as our cue, we will use case studies from Beethoven’s compositions to illustrate that technology is inextricably interwoven with musical style and can even shed new light on familiar compositions. Perhaps more importantly, these case studies will also be used to offer freeing interpretive possibilities, and even fresh perspectives on what it means to be a musician.

Bio – David Hyun-su Kim is a concert pianist specializing in historical performance, holds degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Cornell Universities, a Doctorate from the New England Conservatory, and serves as Associate Professor of music at Whitman College.

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th, he will be performing an all-Beethoven program on Thursday, March 19th at 7:30. Further details https://www.trybooking.comBHVTJ

Free entry - no booking required

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What Does Intelligent Mobility Add to Sustainability? *Cancelled* Website | More Information
The Inaugural John Taplin Memorial Lecture in Transport, by Professor David A. Hensher, PhD FASSA

Due to ongoing concerns about the development of the COVID-19 virus and the importance of reducing its spread, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this public lecture. We apologise for any disappointment, however we believe that this is the most responsible course of action at this time, as the health and wellbeing of our community take priority. We hope to reschedule this event at a later date and will be in contact with details when they are available.
Wednesday 18
13:00 - CANCELLED - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Piano More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

We understand that members of our community may be experiencing heightened concern for their health and wellbeing with the wider international spread of COVID-19.

Due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation and advice from the Government and Department of Health, upcoming Lunchtime Concerts have been cancelled.

The safety, health and wellbeing of our students, staff and UWA community will always remain our top priority.

For more information about COVID-19, visit health.gov.au; or for UWA-specific information, visit uwa.edu.au/coronavirus.

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Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

In this week's free Lunchtime Concert, students from the UWA Piano Studio will perform a range of works for solo piano, following their masterclass with visiting artist David Kim. The program will include works by Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, Kapustin and Mendelssohn.

Free entry - no bookings required


14:00 - SEMINAR - A masterclass with Henriette Rødland, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden. More Information
Connecting three continents and spanning a vast network of coastlines, the Indian Ocean has been an arena for commerce and interaction for at least 2,000 years. An integral part of this interaction was the movement of people, both voluntary and involuntary, or something in-between. Labourers, merchants, indentured and enslaved individuals moved (or were moved) between settlements, regions, and coasts, leading to a wide dispersal of commodities, languages, and ideologies. These events have left tangible remains in the form of texts, artefacts, and architecture, as well as intangible traces embedded in religion, culture, and customs, many of which can still be observed today. This masterclass will focus on the ways in which these labour histories and their impact within the Indian Ocean can be studied through a variety of disciplines, including history, archaeology, and heritage management, and why it is important to understand the movement of people in the past. The history of slavery in the Indian Ocean is particularly interesting yet understudied, and the way in which this history is remembered varies greatly depending on specific cultural and political factors. In this masterclass, the Indian Ocean will offer a comparative lens through which we can understand these different factors. It aims to discuss and problematise the role of researchers in the history and heritage of slavery, and how it is remembered, studied, and communicated.

About the Speaker:

Henriette Rødland is an archaeologist and PhD student at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University, Sweden, where she has also been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes on heritage, slavery, and urbanisation. She has also been a visiting teacher at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She specialises in Swahili urban archaeology and the history and archaeology of slavery in East Africa, with a particular focus on the role of artefacts in reflecting, maintaining, and negotiating social identities and inequalities. Her research currently centres on northern Zanzibar, Tanzania, and two early second millennium urban sites that were wellconnected to the Indian Ocean sphere of commerce. These relationships brought pottery, cloth, beads, and glass to East Africa, while timber, gold, ivory, and enslaved individuals were exported to other Indian Ocean ports. Henriette holds a BA from the University of York and an MA from the University of East Anglia (Sainsbury Research Unit), where her research focused on archaeological and historical approaches to slavery in West and East Africa.

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