The Public Pedagogies Institute is pleased to announce our Keynote speakers for the 2016 conference in Melbourne.
Our first Keynote will be presented by Professor Kate Hodgkin, a Professor of Cultural History in the School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of East London, and a Director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre, a research and educational centre devoted to encouraging the widest possible participation in historical research and debate. As the centre greatly influenced the formation of the Public Pedagogies Institute here in Melbourne, it will be a great opportunity for us to gain greater insight into this related project.
We also feel extremely privileged to have as a second Keynote speaker Dr Tony Birch, a renowned academic, author and educator based in Melbourne, and the first recipient of the Dr Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Research Fellowship at Victoria University. As part of his research Dr Birch will be exploring the issue of climate change for Aboriginal communities and the value of Aboriginal knowledge of the natural environment, with plans to visit the University of British Columbia to conduct comparative research on the topic of climate change with some of Canada’s First People. We look forward to learning more about this important work.
Further information about these speakers appears below and in the attached brochure.
First Keynote Speaker - November the 29th
Professor Kate Hodgkin
Professor Hodgkin became a member of the Raphael Samuel History Centre team in 2004, and University of East London Director in the Centre since 2013. Most recently she has been very much involved in organising the big conference held this summer to mark the twentieth anniversary of Raphael Samuel's death, Radical Histories/ Histories of Radicalism. Professor Hodgkin’s keynote will address the ways that Raphael Samuel’s work emphasised history beyond the university, how the Centre has tried to follow that through, and how the changing character and politics of higher education in the UK and beyond has reshaped the work of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. Professor Hodgkin also has a broad interest in work relating to history and memory, the history of the emotions, and history and psychoanalysis.
Second Keynote Speaker - November the 30th
Dr Tony Birch
Dr Birch’s keynote address will focus on his research that explores the implications of climate change on Aboriginal communities, and the value of Aboriginal knowledge of land and the natural environment to inform the wider community. His research looks into first-hand testimonies from explorer and settler diaries and other historic records housed in the Australian Archives, the Public Records Office and the State Library of Victoria. Dr Birch is a firm believer in the importance of education in empowering Aboriginal people to create change for themselves and their community. He has authored many books and short stories, including Shadowboxing, Blood (shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award) and The Promise (shortlisted for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award).
The 2016 Public Pedagogies Institute conference will take place over three days from November 28-30, 2016 at Victoria University in Footscray, Melbourne. A workshop program will be held on the first day, with Keynote speakers, panels and presentations to take place over the second and third day.
Submissions for papers or workshops are invited and will be accepted until August 26, 2016. Please provide an abstract or workshop description of up to 300 words. Please also provide a biographical note of around 100 words.
To submit an abstract or workshop proposal please click here. or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The YWA Vision
November 26, 2016
UPDATED POST YWA Annual General Meeting Wednesday 12th June 2019