Conversations Across the Creek | Creators of Culture: Scientists in Australian Fiction

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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 at The deadline for proposals is 13 August 2018.

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Date & time

Fri 12 Oct 2018, 1.15–5.30pm


National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula Canberra


Penny Brew
+61 2 6125 4357


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