2021 A.R. Davis Memorial Lecture “Asia in Australia: History on the Streets”
Asia in Australia: History on the Streets
Please join the Australian Society for Asian Humanities for the 2021 A.R. Davis Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Vera Mackie.
There has been a shift from seeing ‘Asia’ as a separate geographical entity to a recognition of the mutually imbricated histories of Australia and Asia and a consciousness of the continued presence of Asian and Asian-Australian communities within the boundaries of the nation-state. How would this history look if we took the streets as our starting point? What are the traces of this history on the streets of the city?
Vera Mackie is Professor Emerita of Asian and International Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong. Professor Mackie’s work on the history of feminism in Japan and on transnational feminism has been fundamental to the development of the field. Among her numerous publications are Creating Socialist Women in Japan: Gender, Labour and Activism, 1900-1937 (Cambridge 1997), Feminism in Modern Japan : Citizenship, Embodiment, and Sexuality (Cambridge 2003), Remembering Women’s Activism (Routledge, 2019, with Sharon Crozier-De Rosa) and IVF and Assisted Reproduction: A Global History(Palgrave, 2020, with Sarah Ferber and Nicola J. Marks). Professor Mackie has also championed the study of Asian Languages in Australia and its centrality to research in the humanities.
Organised by the Australian Society for Asian Humanities, the A.R. Davis Memorial Lecture is held annually to commemorate A.R. Davis, Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney and an important scholar of Asian Studies in post-war Australia.
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