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


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