Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Annual conference

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The Limina collective have hosted an annual conference since 1996.

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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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