Heyes, Asst. Prof. Scott
Assistant Professor, Cultural Heritage
Faculty of Arts & Design
Bldg, Floor & Room: 7A, D38
Telephone: (02) 6201 2534
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5034
Dr Scott Heyes is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Heritage in the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. He has been a Research Associate with the Smithsonian Institution's Anthropology program at the Natural Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. since 2010. He is also a Research Associate with the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University, Canada. He holds a PhD in Geography from McGill University, Canada and a Master of Landscape Architecture by Research Degree from the University of Adelaide. He also holds an Honours Degree in Landscape Architecture and Bachelors Degree in Design Studies from the University of Adelaide.
Dr Heyes maintains two research programs that involve working with the Inuit of Nunavik, Canada and Indigenous communities and researchers in South Australia. The projects relate to Indigenous knowledge systems and Indigenous conceptions of landscape. He is a recognised expert on the geography and anthropology of the Inuit of Nunavik, an Arctic region of Quebec where he has been conducting fieldwork for more than a decade. His PhD was based in a remote Inuit community in Nunavik and explored Inuit perceptions and knowledge of the land-water interface.
Dr Heyes' research on Indigenous knowledge and storytelling has significantly contributed to theoretical, methodological and applied aspects of these fields of research. His contributions have resulted from research conducted at universities in Australia (Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra) and in Canada (Trent, McGill) in environmental, Indigenous, and landscape disciplines. His research contributions are also a product of active engagement with Indigenous groups and organisations in Australia (Ngarrindjeri, Boandik, Gunditjmara, Kaurna), Canada (Inuit, James Bay Cree, Avataq Cultural Institute), the USA (Smithsonian Institution), and Africa.
Areas of Teaching
- Indigenous Conceptions of Landscape
- Australia and the Land
- Research Methods and Field work
- Virtual storytelling
- Indigenous people and national parks/protected areas
- Indigenous, cultural and heritage landscapes and seascapes
- Historical modification of the land by Indigenous Australians
- Landscape/environmental perception
- The poetics of coastal settings
- Landscape stories
Indigenous mapping and navigation/way-finding
- Mythical landscapes of Indigenous peoples
- The spatial dynamics and lifestyle adaptations which result from the design and planning of remote indigenous communities
- Ethnographic research methods
- Anthropology of landscape
- Doctor of Philosophy. Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- Master of Landscape Architecture by Research. School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, University of Adelaide
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with First Class Honours. School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, University of Adelaide
- Bachelor of Design Studies. School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, University of Adelaide
- Heyes, S.A. 2011. "Between the trees and the tides: Inuit ways of discriminating space in a coastal and boreal landscape". In Landscape in Language, Mark, David M., Andrew G. Turk, Niclas Burenhult and David Stea (eds.), John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam,187–223. ISBN: 9789027202864
- Heyes, S.A. 2010. "Réveiller les récits d’un paysage arctique [Awakening the Stories of an Arctic Landscape]," in Les Inuit et les Cris du nord du Québec: Territoire, gouvernance, société et culture [Cree and Inuit of Northern Quebec: Territory, governance, society, and culture], ed. J.G. Petit, Y.B. Viger, P. Aatami, and A. Iserhoff, Presses universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, 301-314. ISBN: 9782753512481
- Heyes, S.A. 2010, "Water: The lifeblood of a landscape, the heart of the seasons," in Adelaide: Water of a City, ed. C.B Daniels, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 146-150. ISBN: 9781862548619
- Heyes, S.A, & Jacobs, P. 2008, "Losing Place: Diminishing Traditional Knowledge of the Arctic Coastal Landscape," in Making Sense of Place: exploring concepts and expressions of place through different senses and lenses, ed. F. Vanclay, J. Malpas, M. Higgins, & A. Blackshaw, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 135-154. ISBN: 9781876944513
- Heyes, S.A. 2002, "Preserving the Legacy of Inuksuit in Arctic Canada," Australia ICOMOS National Conference: 20th Century Heritage, Our Recent Cultural Legacy, ed. D.S. Jones, School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, 176-187. ISBN: 0958198713.
- Heyes, S.A. 2011. "Cracks in the Knowledge: Sea ice terms in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik," Canadian Geographer 55(1): 69-90.
- Heyes, S.A. 2002, "Protecting the Authenticity and Integrity of Inuksuit within the Arctic Milieu," Inuit Studies 26(1-2): 133-156.
- Heyes, S.A., Jacobs, P. & Puttayuk, P. 2001, "Landscape Perception and Way-finding in the Arctic," Kerb: Journal of Landscape Architecture 10.
- Heyes, S.A. and Jacobs, P. 2012. Empowering and Revitalizing Inuit Knowledge of Landscape through Storytelling Architecture, 18th Inuit Studies Conference, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
- Heyes, S.A 2011. "Recovering and Celebrating Inuit Knowledge through Design: The Making of a Virtual Storytelling Space," Indigenous Knowledge and Technology Conference Proceedings, Windhoek, Namibia. ISBN 978-99945-72-37-3.
- Heyes, S.A. 2009. Bringing the knowledge home: Repatriating lost Inuit traditions and language through Nunavik Park schemes, Cris et Inuit du Nord du Québec: Territoire, économie, société et culture, Université d'Angers, France Oct 21-24. Invited by Prof. Jacques-Guy Petit, directeur du CERPECA, Angers.
- Heyes, S.A. 2008. Between the trees and tides: Inuit conceptions of a coastal and boreal landscape, Landscape in Language: A Transdisciplinary workshop 26 Oct-01 Nov, Albuquerque and Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Invited by Prof David Mark, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
- Heyes, S.A. 2008. Melting Ice, Evaporating Traditions? Inuit Connections to Place in a Changing Environment, Common ground, converging gazes: integrating the social and environmental in history Sept 11-13. Session: Landscape and memory; environment and identity. école des Hautes études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Invited by Prof Stephen Mosley, School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Only 53% of the proposals that were received for the conference were accepted. A pre-circulated paper of 8000 words was produced.
- Heyes. S.A. 2001. Preserving the Legacy of Inuksuit in Arctic Canada, Australia ICOMOS National Conference: 20th Century Heritage - Our Recent Cultural Legacy Nov 28-Dec 1, University of Adelaide.
- Heyes. S.A. 2001. Landscape Perception and Way-finding in the Arctic: An examination of Inuit Children Drawings, MESH Landscape Architecture Conference July 9-11, RMIT, Melbourne.
- 2012 Indigenous Storytelling and Landscape: Researching a New Paradigm for Landscape Architecture in Settler Nations, Near-Miss ARC DECRA funds from DVC-R University of Canberra
- 2011-2012 Indigenous Storytelling and Landscape: Researching a New Paradigm for Landscape Architecture in Settler Nations, DVCR Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Canberra
- 2011 Government of South Australia, Department of Environment & Natural Resources, Design Studio project funding, Pick Swamp, South Australia
- 2011 Symons Trust Fund for Canadian Studies, Lucien Turner Diaries, Office of the President, Trent University, Canada
- 2011 Faculty Research Grant, Lucien Turner Diaries, Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Canada
- 2010 Faculty Research Grant, Sea Ice, See Space: Inuit Cognition and Nomenclature of the Coast in a Changing Climate, Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Canada
- 2007 Faculty Research Program Grant, Arctic Parks: Rethinking the Role of Parks in an Indigenous Context, Canadian High Commission, Canberra (International Council for Canadian Studies)
- 2007 Early Career Researcher Grant, Arctic Parks: Rethinking the Role of Parks in an Indigenous Context, University of Melbourne
- 2007 Joint Research Project Grant, Arctic Parks: Rethinking the Role of Parks in an Indigenous Context, Collaborator: Prof Peter Jacobs, School of Landscape Architecture, University of Montreal, Canada University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne
- 2005 Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Grant, Inuit Knowledge and Perceptions of the Land-Water Interface, McGill University, Montreal
- 2004 ArcticNet Graduate Grant, Inuit Knowledge and Perceptions of the Land-Water Interface, ArcticNet, a Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada
- 2004 Alma Mater Travel Grant, Inuit Knowledge and Perceptions of the Land-Water Interface, McGill University
- 2010 Roberta Bondar Postdoctoral Fellowship, Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Canada
2010 Social Science and Humanities Research Council Award SSHRC (Internal), Establishing design and planning benchmarks for Arctic Parks in Nunavik, Quebec, Office of Research, Trent University, Canada
- 2000 Queen’s Trust for Young Australians Award, Research on the Kaurna seasons of the Adelaide Plains, The Government of Australia on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- 2006 John Crampton Travelling Scholarship, Inuit Knowledge and Perceptions of the Land-Water Interface, Tower Trust and the University of Adelaide
- 2001-2002 Commonwealth Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), Masters by Research in Landscape Architecture at the University of Adelaide & the Université de Montréal, Canada, Inuit and Scientific Ways of Knowing and Seeing the Arctic Landscape
Further information about my current teaching and research programs.