IMAGES, L TO R: Rock Art, MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia [Courtesy P. Hiscock FAHA]; Page from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, 1665 [OU History of Science Collection on Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/ird78C, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/]; Oscar Wilde’s tomb, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France [Courtesy P. Hiscock FAHA].
IMAGES, L TO R: Rock Art, MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia [Courtesy P. Hiscock FAHA]; Page from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, 1665 [OU History of Science Collection on Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/ird78C, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/]; Oscar Wilde’s tomb, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France [Courtesy P. Hiscock FAHA].

The Academy’s 46th Annual Symposium will explore new frontiers in humanities research centred on intersections between objects and timescales. Scholars from across various disciplines will investigate the ways in which the material world is used, shaped and negotiated over timescales of vastly differing depths. Expanding beyond texts and visual media, materiality also encompasses memories, objects and landscapes. Histories that draw on this broader palette offer new means of envisioning the past, including novel conceptions about ‘Deep Time’ or ‘Big History’.

The Symposium will address a wide range of perspectives on time and materiality in the fields of art practice, cultural studies, philosophy, history, linguistics, heritage, and archaeology. The intersections between these varied perspectives will provide a forum for productive discussion and debate.

The convenors of the 46th Annual Symposium are Dr Robin Torrence FAHA and Dr Anne Clarke.

Download the draft programme here. [pdf 273kb]

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED

Please note that registrations have now closed on TryBooking. If you have not yet registered but wish to attend the Symposium, you will need to register in person at the event itself.

Events at a glance

Intersections at the Quarantine Station [optional]

Wed 25 Nov · 10:30am–12pm
Quarantine Station
Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly
More info on the Presenters & Programme page

2015 Symposium Day 1

Thurs 26 Nov · 9am–5pm
VSCC Lecture Theatre 208
[Session 3 in the Macleay & Nicholson Museums]
The University of Sydney

Symposium Reception

Thurs 26 Nov · 6pm–7:30pm
Nicholson Museum
The University of Sydney

2015 Symposium Day 2

Fri 27 Nov · 9am–3:30pm
VSCC Lecture Theatre 208
The University of Sydney

New Fellows’ Drinks [By invitation only]

Fri 27 Nov · 6pm–7pm
The Refectory, Holme Building
The University of Sydney

2015 Fellows’ Dinner [Fellows only]

Fri 27 Nov · 7pm–10:30pm
The Refectory, Holme Building
The University of Sydney

2015 Section Meetings [Fellows only]

Sat 28 Nov · From 8:30am–12pm
Teachers’ College Seminar Rooms
The University of Sydney

2015 AGM [Fellows only]

Sat 28 Nov · 1pm–3pm
VSCC Lecture Theatre 208
The University of Sydney

The Academy gratefully acknowledges support for this year’s Symposium from our Sponsors.

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

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SPONSORS

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ASSOCIATED EVENT

redgate-splitter-imageThe MIRROR WORKS of Jacky Redgate

University Art Gallery · The University of Sydney · Room 105, R.D. Watt Building A04, Science Road
3 Oct – 27 Nov 2015
Curator: Dr Ann Stephen FAHA

Staged and animated mirrors, objects and rebounding light in a series of photographic and sculptural propositions.
Image: Jacky Redgate, Mirrors (transcription from Ralph Balson Painting, 1941) 2009–12. Courtesy Arc One Gallery, Melbourne, and William Wright, Artists Projects, Sydney.

Banner image credits, left to right: Rock carving, Former Quarantine Station, North Head, Sydney [Courtesy M. Wilson]; Rock Art, MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia [Courtesy P. Hiscock FAHA]; Page from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, 1665: cropped, rotated & included in collage [OU History of Science Collection on Flickr; CC BY-SA 2.0]; Oscar Wilde’s tomb, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France [Courtesy P. Hiscock FAHA].