My interest in migration and settlement has been framed by a regard for living memories and collective memory practices, as…
That photo: the migrants?
I use this photo a lot, the one that features in the ‘banner’ for this blog and on my Twitter…
Living Transcultural Spaces and Gippsland Immigration Park research
I’m in the middle of my first full teaching semester at ANU. And while I’m loving teaching the course ‘Introduction…
Europeana Migration Collection and Australian infrastructure
Large, well-funded digital archives provide the means to facilitate not only the collection and preservation of migrant-related collections, but also their promotion and uptake by researchers and other members of the public. This requires a coordinated effort on the part of large institutions, like the National Library of Australia—and I would argue, given the topic is migration, it calls for transnational collaboration. Enter: Europeana Migration Collection, a new initiative as part of the Europeana digital archive.
Community Consultations, Heritage Practice, and Migration Histories – Heritage Victoria 2011
for cohorts who were denied the opportunity to openly express othernesss (beyond trivial renditions of ethnicity), it’s not unexpected that their ‘internal worlds’, rather than clearly identified public spaces, should be richer and unarchived.
Conference Report: Oral History Australia 2017
The Oral History Australia Conference was held last week in sunny Sydney (13-16 September). I was torn between wanting to scurry…
Workshopping Migrant Heritage in Australia: Pilot Projects and New Directions
A number of things have become apparent to me over the last week. First: the institutional, government-funded interest in creating…
Benalla and the Victorian Heritage Register: Expanding the Boundaries of Migrant Heritage
They are motivated by a desire to publicly remember the trials of their mothers, single working migrant women. Accordingly, many are also motivated by a sense of exclusion and injustice. However, not all the stories they voice are negative, although they do have the potential to challenge existing notions of post-war migrant ‘welcome’.
Making Migrant Heritage – What is it?
But what is ‘Making Migrant Heritage’? The rationale for the project grew out of a concern that too little scholarly attention had been paid to how ‘subaltern’ publics, including the ‘migrants’ who are the subject of many exhibitions and commemorations, actively create and publicise their own ‘heritage’.