The Stones of Melbourne: History, Excavation, Circulation and Affect

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The Stones of Melbourne: History, Excavation, Circulation and Affect

Research Lounge, 5th floor
Arts West Building

Parkville campus

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A one-day workshop exploring the archaeological, architectural, heritage and affective resonance of the stones of Melbourne, in quarrying, social histories, architecture, art and design, in the past, present and future of Melbourne.

The workshop is convened by Tim Edensor (Geography, University of Melbourne; and School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University) and Stephanie Trigg (School of Culture and Communication and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne). Tim is writing a cultural geography of the different stones used in the built environment of Melbourne, focusing on the provenance of stone, its contested and multiple uses in commemoration and heritage, and the ways in which it is creatively deployed, maintained and sensually experienced. Stephanie is writing a study of Melbournian and Victorian affective and emotional attitudes and responses to the basalt bluestone that has become such a feature of heritage culture.

Presenters include: Tim Edensor, Stephanie Trigg, Matthew Churchward, Rob King, John Malempre, Laura Harper, Susan Walter, Victoria Kolaniewicz, Celestina Sagazio, James Lesh, Georgia Nowak, Eugene Perepletchikov, Marita Dyson and Stuart Flanagan (The Orbweavers). A light lunch will be provided.

Image credit: Pentridge Prison by Paul James

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