10 March 2008

WORKSHOP - Memory - Institute for Social Research (Swinburne U of Technology, Vic) Closing date: 18 April 2008

Institute for Social Research Emerging Scholars Workshop
Melbourne, 30-31 May 2008

On 30 and 31 May 2008, the Institute for Social Research (ISR), Swinburne University of Technology, will again host an Emerging Scholars Workshop.

The workshop is for students who are currently pursuing fourth year or postgraduate studies in Australia or New Zealand, or who have recently completed fourth year honours. It is by invitation only.

All students who are currently writing a postgraduate or fourth year thesis, or who have recently completed a fourth year thesis, about memory or memories are encouraged to apply for a place.

We are particularly interested in students working on issues to do with social/collective or public memory. Participants from outside Melbourne will have their accommodation expenses covered by the ISR, which will also make a generous contribution towards the travel costs of all non-Victorian participants.

The workshop will be run by Professor Klaus Neumann, Dr Chris Healy and Dr Maria Tumarkin in conjunction with other ISR staff and research associates. Professor Neumann, Dr Healy and Dr Tumarkin are currently working on an international collaborative research project, which explores questions of social memory and historical justice across a range of societies and historical contexts. Participants will be expected to take an active part in discussions and to engage with each other’s research as well as with key debates in their field. The workshop’s objectives are different to those of a conventional academic conference. It is envisaged, first and foremost, as an opportunity for a community of emerging scholars to come together in order to support, challenge and inspire each other. The feedback from last year’s participants can be viewed on http://www.sisr.net/cag/projects/scholars.htm

Students, who are interested in taking part in this workshop, need to apply by 18 April 2008.

Applications need to include the following:
  • curriculum vitae
  • description of current or recently completed research project (no more than one page)
  • name and contact details of one academic referee
  • academic transcript (only for current fourth year honours students, and students who recently completed fourth year and are not enrolled in a postgraduate course)

Completed applications need to be sent (in hard copy, by fax or by email) to:

Institute for Social Research (attn. Ms Joanne Colosimo)
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

fax (+61 3) 9819 5349
email: jcolosimo@swin.edu.au

Enquiries: Dr Maria Tumarkin mtumarkin@swin.edu.au