[csaa-forum] cfp - Dipesh Chakrabarty - Griffith Uni Graduate Symposium 15 Aug

Melissa Gregg m.gregg at uq.edu.au
Wed Apr 28 11:12:09 CST 2004

Visiting Scholar Program Centre for Public Culture and Ideas

Graduate Symposium   cfp due 15 June 
'Memory and History'
A One-Day Conference for Postgraduates

Date:			Sunday 15 August

Time:			9.30am  - 3.30pm

Venue:		Queensland College of Art
Griffith University
Webb Centre (S02), Room 6.37
226 Grey Street, South Bank

Call for Papers

We are seeking offers of papers from postgraduate students for a one-day
conference led by leading colonial history and postcolonial theory
scholar, Dipesh Chakrabarty.

This conference seeks to showcase postgraduate research on the role of
history and memory in various forms of subaltern knowledges. As recent
debates about settler colonialism in Australia illustrate, the
relationship between memory and history constitutes a highly contested
field of inquiry. Increasingly, histories of imperialism and
colonisation have been challenged by Indigenous forms of knowledge and
power particularly in the public domain such as through museums and
other key institutional sites of nation-formation. 

We welcome papers on any of these, or related themes.  The conference
will provide an opportunity for discussion of work in progress.  

Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service
Professor of History and South Asian Studies at the University of
Chicago. His research interests include modern South Asian history and
historiography, postcolonial theory and its impact on history writing.
His publications include: 

'Reconciliation and its Historiography: Some Preliminary Thoughts', UTS
Review, v. 7, no. 1 (May 2001): 6-16.

'Minority Histories, Subaltern Pasts', Humanities Research (Winter

Habitations of Modernity: Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies, The
University of Chicago Press, 2002.

The Centre for Public Culture and Ideas (CPCI) was established in
September 2003. The Director is the award-winning historian and writer,
Anna Haebich, whose work on the Stolen Generations and assimilation has
contributed greatly to contemporary debates about Australian history and
Indigenous rights. 
The Centre for Public Culture and Ideas promotes cross-disciplinary
research that addresses the question: How can cultural representations,
practices and institutions facilitate public debate about the common
good in a pluralist society? Programs within the Centre follow three
main research strands: 'Creative Histories', 'Emergent Publics' and
'Sites of Contention'. 
Call for Abstracts

The conference will be structured around a keynote session, followed by
two panels of three presenters, 20 minutes each paper.

Please submit a short abstract of your proposed conference paper by 15
June to:

Email: F.Paisley at Griffith.edu.au

Or post to:

Fiona Paisley
Deputy Director
Centre for Public Culture and Ideas
Nathan campus, Griffith University
170 Kessels Road
Nathan, Queensland 4111
The selection of submissions will be finalised and participants informed
by early July.  

Participation is open to postgraduate students from across Brisbane. The
conference will welcome invited guests and colleagues.


Registration fee: 			$50

Enrolled Griffith postgraduates: 	Free

There will be no charge to Griffith graduate students enrolled in a
Masters or PhD program.

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