Affect in the Archive: trauma, grief, delight and texts, some personal reflections

Affect in the Archive: trauma, grief, delight and texts, some personal reflections

Whyte Lectures
Thursday, 07 September 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)
Free

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Professor Lynette Russell, Director of the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, will present on the Affect in the Archive: trauma, grief, delight and texts, some personal reflections.

Lynette explores the capacity of archives and records to inspire and motivate, anger and traumatise; and asks if we can productively engage with this while keeping ourselves and our communities safe.

About the speaker

Professor Lynette Russell

Lynette has published widely in the areas of theory, Indigenous histories, post-colonialism and representations of race, museum studies and popular culture. In 2010 she was awarded a five year ARC Professorial Fellowship (with her colleague Dr Leigh Boucher, Macquarie University) to undertake a study of Victorian Ethnographers 1834-1930.

The driving force in all of her research is an exploration of the sociology (and socio-politics) of knowledge. In short, she aspires to understand not merely the past but how we come to know the past, how we describe, categorise, interpret and analyse it.

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About Whyte lectures

Presented by the Faculty of Information Technology and Whyte Fund Committee, this annual oration aims to provide thought leadership and inspiration in the librarianship, archives and records sector by inviting distinguished speakers to share their insights.

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