AUSTRALIAN CENTRE Teaching and Learning Australia: rethinking
“Teaching and Learning
Australia: rethinking the
archive in the Australian
This symposium will explore the
role of ‘the archive’ for education in
the arts and humanities in Australia.
With the aim of enlivening debate
and discourse around pedagogical
approaches for teaching in the
humanities, the symposium will
introduce and open up a wide range
of archival material to educators,
students, and cultural workers alike.
These will range from official
archives with established education
programmes through to the lesser
known and unofficial bodies of
archival knowledge, which currently
furnish the imagination of artists,
writers, performers and historians
working in Australia today.
The symposium will present an
opportunity to reappraise and
reimagine what the humanities
might look like in contemporary
Australia, giving us a broader, more
dynamic – and more accessible sense of how to approach key areas
of inquiry and knowledge.
value and challenge which forms of
material objects typically constitute
an archive. For instance, a key
question for contemporary
Australia: which histories are
forgotten or left out of the archive
and how might this be redressed?
Friday, 10 April 2015
9.15am - 5.00pm
Speakers include award winning
authors, archivists, educators and
curators from organisations ranging
from Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, State Library of
New South Wales, Bunjilaka
Aboriginal Cultural Centre at
Melbourne Museum, Australian
Lesbian and Gay Archives, N.S.W
Police Forensic Archive, AusStage,
AustLit and more.
Admission is free.
Bookings are required.
Seating is limited.
This event will be of interest to
educators from upper-level
secondary schools and universities,
as well as graduate students,
researchers, curators and cultural
MacMahon Ball Theatre
Room 107, Old Arts Building
The University of Melbourne
PARKVILLE VIC 3010
To register visit: http://
For further information please
contact Amanda Morris
or phone 9035 5280
Members of the original fingerprint
section of the NSW Police,
photographer unknown, 1907.
Justice & Police Museum, Sydney
The symposium will offer the
opportunity to interrogate issues of
cultural knowledge and cultural