June to August was spent researching in Sydney—in the State Library of NSW, and in the homes and clubhouses of … More
In March 2007, in the small deindustrialising town of Morwell in Australia’s south-east, a local group with a post-WWII migrant … More
This blog went on the backburner in 2020, like most things. But some of the research (or, at least, the … More
I use this photo a lot, the one that features in the ‘banner’ for this blog and on my Twitter … More
I’m in the middle of my first full teaching semester at ANU. And while I’m loving teaching the course ‘Introduction … More
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’.
On Thursday night I had the honour of presenting a paper in front of an engaged crowd at the Greek … More