Uni students are doing something about homelessness in Canberra!On the 28th of February students will be sleeping out overnight on Campus to raise money for homelessness. You can support them and our local community by donating! (make sure you go to an individual person page and hit donate if you want it to count against their total).There will be a prize for the team and the individual that raises the most money.Follow the link for more information and to get involved!
Speaker: A. McCarthyDate\Time: Thursday 29 February 2024, 12:30-13:30Location: Building 1 Level A Room 1A21, University of Canberra (https://www.canberra.edu.au/maps/buildings-directory/building-2); or Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91456447948AbstractThe Junior Red Cross was formed in 1914 in both Australia and Canada. It grew quickly and by 1922 had been organised in 22 countries. By 1928, with a global membership of just over 10 million, the Junior Red Cross boasted greater numbers than its senior counterpart. There are rich photographic archives—most notably at the Library of Congress— documenting the work of Junior branches of the Red Cross, as well as the lives of children assisted by its programs. In many cases these images and the accounts that go along with them testify to the incredible creativity and productivity of children who contributed both materially and affectively to rapidly expanding international humanitarian networks. While these contributions were by no means always on children’s own terms, this paper explores the possibility of re-storying child-created archival materials to tell different stories about children’s experiences with, and contributions to, humanitarianism. In particular, this paper will share some of the author’s work-in-progress developing a graphic novel: Joka and the Blue Rabbit. An experiment in using a primarily visual genre to grapple with a largely visual archive, Joka and the Blue Rabbit re-stories the rise of transnational humanitarian networks during WWI through engaging with child-made objects that travel. These travelling objects in turn enable the mobility of a little boy (Joka), and his rabbit, who, alongside the children they meet, have several scores to settle.Anyone is welcome!Bio: Dr. A. McCarthy is currently a Lecturer in Global Studies at the University of Canberra. Their work has focused on children’s participation in development programs. Their 2021 book "Children and NGOs in India: Development as Storytelling and Performance" documented the way slum children in Delhi creatively pursue their own projects of development through participation in NGO programs. More recently, they have begun to build on their ethnographic research by exploring the historical dimensions of children and young people’s participation in development, humanitarianism, and peace activism both in the global south and the global north. In particular, they are interested in the transnational flows of child-authored materials - drawings, stories, poems, letters, etc. - exploring their role in making and enacting humanitarianism, internationalism, and highlighting their critiques and grievances against the adult world.The Culture and Creativity Seminar Series is hosted by the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. To discover upcoming seminars, please follow us on Facebook @uccccr, or Instagram and Twitter @uc_cccr. Alternatively, join our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Any questions and accessibility requests please contact: email@example.com.
Fast becoming an annual staple of the Australian Summer, Jack Botts will bring his sun soaked jam packed live show to an abundance of venues along the East & West Coast throughout February, March & April 2024.On the back of a mammoth 2023 that has seen Jack release his debut album ’Sucker For Sunsets’, support Vance Joy in North America and play well over 100 headline shows globally, these shows are not to be missed.Jack’s fervent following has exploded over the past five years, his chilled catalogue of surf-folk connecting with fans in over 150 countries to exceed 100 million streams, consolidated further with the release of his debut album 'Sucker For Sunsets'. Produced by Garrett Kato, ‘Sucker For Sunsets’ is quintessential Jack Botts, a heartwarming 12-song album that melds his rich, acoustic-driven musicality with heartfelt and reflective lyrics, taking listeners on a life-changing journey.His easy-listening style is a breath of fresh air and has won over audiences as a support act for the likes of Tash Sultana, Xavier Rudd, Ocean Alley and Boy & Bear also while gracing festival stages such as Boardmasters (UK), Maifeld Derby (GER), Electric Castle (ROM), Latitude Festival (UK) and many more.
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Speaker: Dr. Andrew SneddonDate\Time: Thursday 7March 2024, 12:30-13:30Location: Building 1 Level A Room 1A21, University of Canberra (https://www.canberra.edu.au/maps/buildings-directory/building-1); or Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93012439780AbstractDr. Andrew Sneddon spent a career writing about other people – by delving into their archaeology, assessing the significance of their heritage places – before he turned his hand to writing about himself. Was it liberating? At first it felt that way. In his memoir (Prehistoric Joy), about growing up in a family beset by domestic violence and alcoholism, Andrew found himself writing in a new language where he was the boss, telling his story, in his own way, instead of having to accommodate a ‘multivocal past’ and competing academic opinions about how things should be interpreted. But during the editing process, and since Prehistoric Joy’s publication, he has entered a world of difficult conversations, where he has learned that his personal story intertwines with those of others and that no story is univocal. Andrew will talk about his memoir and the writing experience, drawing on his career as an archaeologist, while describing how it is that storytelling is at the heart of everything, that it has consequences, and carries with it responsibilities.Anyone is welcome!Bio: Dr. Andrew Sneddon is an archaeologist and heritage practitioner with over thirty years’ experience in Australia and internationally. He has published monographs and peer-reviewed articles on the prehistory of Cyprus, a collection of poetry (Ghost Armies), and most recently a memoir entitled Prehistoric Joy.The Culture and Creativity Seminar Series is hosted by the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. To discover upcoming seminars, please follow us on Facebook @uccccr, or Instagram and Twitter @uc_cccr. Alternatively, join our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Any questions and accessibility requests please contact: email@example.com.