Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

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The Limina collective have hosted an annual conference since 1996.

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2016 - Beyond Boundaries: Recognition, Tolerance, change

The 11th annual Limina conference seeks to uncover, explore and question both historical and contemporary boundaries that arise from people struggling for recognition. Presenters from a broad range of disciplines will deliver papers addressing boundaries that exist within, and between, academic disciplines and research themes.

The conference will be held at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, on Friday 29th July, 2016.

Professor Jane Lydon will give a public lecture to open the conference on Thursday 28th July.

The conference keynote address will be delivered by Dr Nin(Georgiana) Kirkham.

Online Registration is now open through July 22, 2016.

For more information on the conference please visit the 2016 Conference Page.

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2015 - Think Forward, Look Back

Held at the University of Western Australia, the conference attracted postgraduates and early career researchers to present their work on the theme of ‘’Think Forward Look Back’. The keynote addresses for this event were delivered by Professor Brenda Walker and Gina Pickering.

Topics included:

  • Gender and/or sexuality

  •  Digital and/or popular culture
  • Literary Criticism
  • Cultural theory
  • Australian history
  • National mythologies
  • Social and public policy
  • Digital heritage
    You can download the Limina Conference Programme 2015 as a PDF.

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    2014 - Fear and Loathing 

    Held at the University of Western Australia, the conference attracted postgraduate and early career researchers from around Australia, with presenters speaking to the topic of 'Fear and Loathing'. The Keynote Address was delivered by Associate Professor Ned Curthoys.  

    Presenters from a range of disciplines engaged with the theme of 'Fear and Loathing' in relation to:

    • Social and/or Immigration Policy
    • Gender and/or Sexuality
    • Fear and Loathing in the Australian Context
    • Experiences of Difference
    • Digital and/or Popular Culture
    • Anthropology
    • Identity(ies)
    • Religion
    • Narratives of the Self
    • Stigma 

    You can download the Limina Conference Programme 2014 as a PDF.

     

     

     

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    2013 - Exclusivity: Boundaries of Difference

    The 8th Annual Limina Conference was held on Friday, June 14 2013.

    The keynote address was delivered by Professor Jane Lydon, Future Fellow at The University of Western Australia, entitled 'A ‘ray of special resemblance’: post-humanism, photography, empathy'.

    We aimed to foster a supportive environment in which current post-graduates and early career researchers could present their own research whilst investigating the complexities of exclusion. Papers were welcomed from the disciplines of historical and cultural studies that discuss ideas of exclusivity, for example, but not limited to change and continuity in:

    • Gender
    • Race/ethic/national identity
    • Social classes/boundaries
    • Disability
    • Popular culture
    • Religion
    • Sexuality
    • Cyber culture
    • Genre and theoretical boundaries

    You can download the Limina Conference 2013 Program as a PDF or RTF.

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    2012 - Humanising Collaboration

    The 7th Annual Limina conference was held on Thursday, 7 June 2012.

    This conference explored the many facets of scholarly collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the twenty-first century Humanities and Social Sciences. We aimed to foster a supportive environment in which current post-graduates and early career researchers could present their own research whilst investigating the complexities of scholarly cooperation.

    The keynote address was delivered by Winthrop Professor Susan Broomhall, History, UWA and entitled 'Collaboration is Not a Dirty Word'.

    A masterclass on 'Socialising Research' was hosted by Professor Robyn Owens, UWA Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, on Friday 8 June.

    You can download the Limina Conference 2012 Program as a PDF or RTF.

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    2011

    The 6th Annual Limina conference was held on Friday, 15 July 2011.

    The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Frances Flanagan (Birkbeck, University of London), entitled 'Watching the Cosmopolitans: Exploring Humanitarian and Human Rights Culture in Contemporary Britain.'

    Paper topics included:

    • Confrontations in Australia’s Past and Present
    • Manifestations of National Identities
    • Intersections of Science and Culture
    • Experiences of the Otherworldly
    • Edges of Art: Fictocriticism, Film and Gender

    You can download the Limina Conference 2011 Program as a PDF or RTF.

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    2010

    The 5th Annual Limina conference was held on Friday, 2nd July 2010.

    A keynote address was delivered by Dr. Tiffany Shellam, Deakin University, Author of 'Shaking Hands on the Fringe' (UWA Publishing, 2009)

    Paper topics included:

    • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
    • Contemporary History
    • Culture, Language and Identity
    • Visual Representation

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