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Who: Academic staff currently employed or affiliated at the University of Sydney
When: Friday 26 August 2022, 11:30am-1pm
Where: Rare Books and Special Collections, Fisher Library, Camperdown Campus
Manuscripts and rare books are typically considered the domain of historians. What use is a poem to an engineer, or a travel diary to a radiographer? Why would a mathematician be interested in drawings of Angkor, or a sociologist in temple mural plates? Plenty, as it turns out!
We’ve partnered with the Rare Books and Special Collections team at Fisher Library to show you how these precious materials can be used in your research as well as your teaching.
From medical reports, maps, sci-fi novels and architectural diagrams to pamphlets, palm leaf manuscripts, student minutes, and deeply personal photo albums, we’ve curated an astonishing collection of resources to get you thinking about Southeast Asia—and your own research and teaching—in an entirely new light. They illuminate concepts of power and colonialism, gender relations, technology and innovation, the more-than-human-world, sanitation and health, and more.
This session will offer privileged behind-the-scenes access to the Library’s unique collections, as well as detailed guidance on how to incorporate these materials into your own research, teaching and practice. Only a restricted number of places are available so make sure to register early!
To be eligible for this workshop, applicants must be:
* A fully vaccinated person is a person who has received the number of doses required for a complete course of a COVID-19 vaccine. For further information on vaccination requirements please visit the Australian Government website.
Applications are now closed.
Please note places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to register early to secure your spot.
Please email any queries about the workshop and the registration process to email@example.com.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre reserves the right to cancel this event on short notice. The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre will be closely monitoring the situation and following NSW Health Advice to assess all risks associated with the workshop, and will notify participants of any changes to the program. In participating in this workshop, all individuals will be required to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices so as to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19.