CTC Symposium: Responses to Climate Change: Led by Dr Tony Birch

Presenter: Tony Birch
Time/Date: 26 May 2017, 9am-2:15pm.
Venue: 24.101

Climate change represents a social, economic and practical challenge to humanity, but its effects are also localised and culturally contextual. In Australia, the colonial legacy casts a long shadow on contemporary lived experience. The work of Bruce McGuinness Research Fellow Professor Tony Birch (Victoria University) investigates the relation between Indigenous knowledge and climate change through both critical and creative practice. At the University of Wollongong, Professor Birch will lead a symposium that will include a round table on how researchers concerned with climate change can best decolonise both critical and creative practice.

Tony Birch is the author of the books Shadowboxing (2006), Father’s Day (2009), Blood (2011), shortlisted for the Miles Franklin literary award, The Promise (2014), and Ghost River (2015). Both his fiction and nonfiction writing has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies, both in Australia and internationally. He is currently the inaugural Bruce McGuinness Research Fellow within the Moondani Balluk Centre at Victoria University.

Proposed Programme

Time Session
09:00–10:00 Keynote Address by Dr Tony Birch (24.101)
10:00–10:30 Coffee (24.101).
10:30–12:00 Speakers: Lucas Ihlein, Jodi Edwards, Michael Griffiths 24.101
12:00–12:45 Lunch (LHA Research Hub).
12:45­–14:15 Roundtable (LHA Research Hub)

RSVP (for catering)
Michael Griffiths

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