The Centre for Critical Studies was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

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Discovering Material Culture at UQ

Seminar Series 2011

Across the humanities and social sciences, the material dimensions of cultural life are a topic of renewed interest and vigorous debate. This seminar series highlighted UQ scholarship on material culture, drawing from diverse disciplinary perspectives.
Professor Gay Hawkins
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies
The Force of Things: Accounting for Matter
Wednesday 23 March   
Dr Ray Kerkhove
Interactive Community Planning Pty Ltd
Indigenous Quests for Group Identity through Material Culture: Examples from ICP Indigenous Heritage Work
Wednesday 6 April                   

Dr Prue Ahrens
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
Convict Art and Craft in Colonial New Caledonia 
Wednesday 20 April                 
Dr Graeme Were
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
From surfaces to affordances: materials and knowledge in a Pacific society
Wednesday 4 May                    
Dr Abigail Loxham
School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies
Objects of Memory in Contemporary Catalan Documentaries
Wednesday 18 May   
Dr Diana Young
Anthropology Museum, School of Social Science
At the edges of things: making spaces with colours in the Western Desert
Wednesday 1 June