Centre for Heritage & Museum Studies – People
Centre Staff and Affiliates
Research Interests: commemoration and public memory, re-enactment and affective history, biography and prosopography, the political culture of social movements.
Research Interests: Multicultural, intercultural and cross cultural studies, religion and society; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts, museum studies; visual cultures.
Research Interests: Social, cultural and political theory; Museums and social development; Globalisation, cultural policy and changing concepts of citizenship in multicultural postcolonial societies (Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe).
Professor Laurajane Smith, Head of Centre
Research Interests: Refining Heritage Studies as a field of research, heritage and cultural policy, intangible heritage, working class heritage, heritage of slavery, ethnography of visits to heritage sites and museums, heritage tourism, gender and heritage, Indigenous understandings of heritage.
Research Interests: Cultural landscape conservation and management, management of historic places, urban conservation and the new approach of Historic Urban Landscape, southeast Asian approaches to heritage in particular China and Thailand.
Research Interests: Indigenous archaeology, rock art studies, archaeology of art, museology, ethnography and ethnoarchaeology, cross-cultural encounters, anthropology of collecting.
Research interests: Learning in museums and heritage, fashion theory, gender and dress and textiles.
Research Interests: Environmental Science And Management, Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge, Conservation And Biodiversity, Natural Resource Management, Wildlife And Habitat Management, Ecology, Environment Policy, Public Policy
Research Interests: Aboriginal art, Anthropology of art, Aboriginal history and oral history, Australian art history, exhibitions, museology.
Research Interests: Forgotten Australians, human rights museology, exhibitions, public history, working and under-class heritage, semiotics and the associated politics of representation.
Research Interests: histories of heritage; perceptions and representations of the historic landscape; history and philosophy of place; public history and public memory; digital history/heritage; Social, cultural and political theory; heritage tourism; the politicisation of historical narrative.
Research Interests: Historic and contemporary material culture from Arnhem Land
Research Interests: My research interests include the anthropology of art, material culture, oral and visual performance culture, oral history, visual anthropology and ethnographic film, philosophy of the sacred and belonging to place, cultural heritage and pilgrimage routes, oral song cycles and songline traditions.
Research Interests: Marianne studied cultural anthropology at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. She is currently working on large project examining how the use of Aboriginal cultural heritage can foster economic development in remote parts of the country. She is currently carrying out fieldwork in Mutitjulu community, Northern Territory, focusing on Anangu heritage use in the local and regional domains of the arts and tourism.
Research Interests: He is interested in the politics of cultural heritage, and its relation to issues like ethnic tourism, urbanisation, nationalism and religious practices. He is currently working on ethnic tourism in southwest China, the Silk Road project, and Intangible Cultural Heritage in East Asia.
Research Interests: Cultural musicology, musical heritage, music and nineteenth-century political culture (Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada), archiving, history of music collecting, intangible heritage, transnational history and biography.
Convenor: Museums and Collections, MLA, Internships Program
Research interests: intercultural and cross cultural studies, art-based collaborative ethnography, co-creativity and cultural institutions, community arts as cultural history, collaboration and collaborative methodologies, socially engaged art, indigenous and pacific arts and culture, exhibitions, archives and collections, photography, ethnographic and documentary film.