WHEN: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday, 28 November 2024
WHERE: University of Western Australia



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The Symposium is a partnership event with the Australian Historical Association and the Congress of the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (HASS).

Everyday life is commonly characterised as uncomplicated and routine. Nevertheless, some everyday lives are challenging, especially when experienced in prisons and conflict zones, and by marginalised, colonised, and repressed groups. This symposium will explore everyday heritage and difficult legacies, starting with the work of our international keynote speakers – Laura McAtackney (University College Cork, Ireland) and Timo Ylimaunu (University of Oulu, Finland) and drawing in diverse perspectives from Western Australia and all around the nation. Please join the conversation hosted by the ARC Everyday Heritage Linkage Project team and our special guests at this in-person, one-day Symposium at the University of Western Australia (UWA).



Prof Laura McAtackney, University College Cork – Ireland. Laura’s areas of interest are contemporary archaeology, especially of conflict, institutions, colonialism and gender, and various facets of heritage, especially related to difficult or ‘dark’ pasts.

Dr Timo Ylimanu, University of Oulu – Finland, is an archaeologist with skills in 20th century history, heritage, historical archaeology, dark memories, and collective memory.


Prof Denis Byrne, Western Sydney University

Prof Tracy Ireland, UC
Sharon Veale, GML Heritage
Prof Jane Lydon, UWA
Dr Kate Bagnall, UTAS
Dr Tim Sherratt
Dr Cristina Garduño Freeman, UNSW
Dr Steve Brown, UC
Sharpay Wu, UC


2 thoughts on “EVERYDAY HERITAGE AND DIFFICULT LEGACIES, Symposium, University of Western Australia, Perth, 28 November 2024

  1. David de Groot says:

    To whom it may concern

    I would like to sign up to attend this symposium. Can you tell me if there is a cost involved? If you can let me know that would be great as I would like to attend. Thank you.

    • Sharpay Wu says:

      Hello David,

      Thank you for your email regarding, and interest in, the Everyday Heritage Symposium scheduled for 10.00-17.00 on 28 November 2024 at UWA. 
      We are not as yet taking bookings while we finalise the program as well as organise the venue and catering for the Symposium. We hope to have booking arrangements available from August and will let you know when this happens. 
      There will be a cost for attendance (mostly to cover catering), although the amount is yet to be determined. Again, we will let you know when bookings are open. 

      Many thanks for your interest and I hope to meet in Perth in November. 

      Kind regards,

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