Sound, Memory and the Senses, Two-Day conference, 24-25 July 2014, University of Melbourne.
The past 20 years has witnessed a turn towards the sensuous, particularly the aural, as a viable space for critical exploration in History and other Humanities disciplines. This has been informed by a heightened awareness of the role that the senses play in shaping modern identity and understanding of place; and increasingly, how the senses are central to the memory of past experiences and their representation. The result has been a broadening of our historical imagination which has previously taken the visual for granted and ignored the other senses.
We propose a two day conference to debate some of the ongoing issues in relation to the senses and chart the diversity of the field in Australia. We encourage engagement with a rich array of sources and methods which explore the possibilities and limits for the Senses as object of study. Some of the topics might include:
- The Sound of War
- Sensory Urbanism
- Heritage and locative media
- The politics of the senses: eavesdropping, surveillance
- Smell and the historical environment
- Technology and the Senses
When: 24-25 July 2014
Where: University of Melbourne
Please submit a 200 word synopsis to Paula Hamilton@uts.edu.au by 31st October 2013.
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