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Public Monuments – Contested Histories
July 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The topics and their presenters are:
Revolutions and ‘patrimonial panics’ in France
Peter McPhee AM is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne and Chair of the History Council of Victoria.
Contextualising relocated monuments: lessons from three post-Soviet statue parks
Claire Baxter holds a Master of Conflict Archaeology & Heritage from the University of Glasgow.
First Peoples’ perspectives in contextualising contested histories
John Patten is a Bundjalung-Yorta Yorta man on his father’s side, and a descendant of First Fleet convicts, Irish rebels and the Saami people of Lapland via his mother. He is Manager, Diversity and Belonging, Museums Victoria, and a Board member of the History Council of Victoria.
Missing monuments: imagining the future of Australian public memorialisation
Dr Yves Rees is a lecturer in History at La Trobe University, a regular contributor to ABC Radio Melbourne and a Board member of the History Council of Victoria.
Professor Al Thomson, Monash University, will facilitate the discussion.
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