Topic ID #36506 - posted 12/21/2015 3:30 PM

Cultural Heritage and the Law 2016

Flinders Arch

15 to 19 Feb 2016 - Flinders University - Adelaide South Australia
Taught by renowned Adelaide Barrister Andrew Collett and Leanne Liddle, Senior Policy Officer for the Northern Land Council, this topic will critically examine the changing meaning of cultural heritage within a social, cultural and historical context.

The role of law in shaping notions of cultural heritage will be a particular focus and case studies of cultural heritage issues will be examined at both a local and international level. Careful consideration will be given to the politics of cultural heritage and the implications it holds for national identity.

Guest speakers will be a key feature of the summer school, providing numerous perspectives on the intersections between cultural heritage and the law – including lectures by Indigenous peoples, lawyers, cultural heritage practitioners and former Federal Court judges.

Understanding legal issues in relation to Indigenous Australian cultural heritage is becoming increasingly necessary for those working in the Australian heritage sector and for those employed in Indigenous affairs more generally. This topic will provide all participants with the necessary background to contextualise Indigenous Australian heritage issues in a legal framework.

There are no prerequisites for this summer school and we welcome applications from people of all nationalities and anyone over the age of 18.

Acceptance is not guaranteed, however, as there may be limited places, so please apply early.We expect this field school to be of particular interest to:

  • Students of archaeology, anthropology, environmental management, law, native title, legal studies, planning, heritage and other related fields
  • Archaeology and anthropology professionals 
  • Professionals and others who engage on a regular basis with issues surrounding cultural heritage and the law
  • Anyone interested in the changing meaning of cultural heritage within a social, cultural and historical context.

For further information please contact Dr Amy Roberts.


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