Last updated: 2015-10-14

3rd Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) Conference 22nd -- 25th October 2015

3rd Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) Conference - Contested Histories and the Politics of Memory

East China Normal University, Shanghai, 22 - 25 October 2015


The 3rd Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) Conference will be held at East China Normal University, Shanghai, from 22 to 25 October 2015. Participants will consider how societies remember, record and commemorate the past in order to explore contested histories, differing interpretations of the same event and the act of commemoration itself. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, which has long been a subject of extensive discussion, dramatisation, historical reflection and commemoration. As is apparent in the commemoration of Gallipoli, the past intrudes into all aspects of contemporary society: international disputes, indigenous histories, the teaching curriculum, Asia literacy, gender relations and the nature and meaning of multiculturalism. This international conference will bring together scholars and students from a range of disciplines – International Relations, History, Politics, Cultural Studies and Literature – to discuss history, commemoration, language, identity and memory in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Register by 16 October!

Creative Asia, Conference organisers: info@creative-asia.net

More information: http://pkuasc.fasic.org.au