Arts Collected Works - Research Publications
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The Paradox of the Valentine Thomas Affair: English Diplomacy, Royal Correspondence and the Elizabethan Succession
(ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies), 2021)
In 1598 the Catholic Valentine Thomas was apprehended near Morpeth in northern England. Thomas’s confession accused King James VI of Scotland of encouraging him to murder Queen Elizabeth I of England. Rumours of Thomas’s confession reached Scotland, transforming it into a matter of Anglo-Scottish diplomacy. This article will focus on the English political context as intensive diplomatic exchanges passed between ambassadors and through the royal correspondence in the search for a resolution. The Valentine Thomas affair was a paradox, for while the plot was minor, its connection to the Elizabethan succession debate turned it into a matter of diplomatic importance.
(Blindside Gallery, 2020-11-14)
The work examines screen culture and notions of truth in the time of automation and climate crisis at the turn of the decade. :: Truth, lies and screen time in the city :: A glimpse of the ambiguous and the synthetic - post-truth image making on the network :: Improbable cyborgs meet CGI models and cheeky chat bots :: Tweets, clowns and avatars burning red, green and blue :: Meanwhile, the city shimmers and the pixels blink as the robot in the garden downloads an update and ... waits.
Pre-empting academic misconduct and improving learning outcomes with a teaching and learning approach: A preliminary report
(ETH Zurich, 2020-12-09)
This article reports on a preliminary analysis of Integrated Academic Success (IAS), an academic development program embedded in subject teaching for a humanities postgraduate degree involving a large number of international students at a major university in Australia. It was found that integrating academic skill development in subject teaching improved academic integrity and learning outcomes significantly in a course with a large number of students without relevant prior disciplinary or educational experience. The findings might inform curriculum development in postgraduate courses where students have no prior educational experience in the relevant discipline or academic context.
Safety, collaboration, and empowerment Trauma-informed archival practice
(Association of Canadian Archivists, 2021-01-01)
In order to undertake liberatory memory work, engage effectively with communities and individuals, and centre people rather than records in their work, archival organizations must be aware of trauma and its effects. This article introduces the concept of trauma-informed practice to archives and other memory organizations. Trauma-informed practice is a strengths-based approach for organizations that acknowledges the pervasiveness of trauma and the risk and potential for people to be retraumatized through engagement with organizations such as archives and seeks to minimize triggers and negative interactions. It provides a framework of safety and offers a model of collaboration and empowerment that recognizes and centres the expertise of the individuals and communities documented within the records held in archives. Trauma-informed practice also provides a way for archivists to practically implement many of the ideas discussed in the literature, including liberatory memory work, radical empathy, and participatory co-design. This article proposes several areas where a trauma-informed approach may be useful in archives and may lead to trauma-informed archival practice that provides better outcomes for all: users, staff, and memory organizations in general. Applying trauma-informed archival practice is multidimensional. It requires the comprehensive review of archival practice, theory, and processes and the consideration of the specific needs of individual memory organizations and the people who interact with them. Each organization should implement trauma-informed practice in the way that will achieve outcomes appropriate for its own context. These outcomes can include recognizing and acknowledging past wrongs, ensuring safety for archives users and staff, empowering communities documented in archives, and using archives for justice and healing.
‘Beyond repair’: modernism, renewal and the conservation of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, 1967–76
The important role of citizen movements towards dissolving the conceptual and practical imperatives of urban modernism during the 1960s and 1970s is widely accepted. However, the ideological impulses and social character shaping this movement are less known, particularly in the Australian context. Amid the growing discontent towards modernism and renewal, the outlooks of resident and voluntary organizations had the potential to intersect with the perspectives of government and development bodies: both sought to achieve vibrant, prosperous, and fashionable urban environments. The intersections of these seemingly opposed points of view demonstrates that it could be simultaneously envisioned that either by encouraging or obstructing renewal, Melbourne had the potential to harness the latest international trends in urban ideas, economy and design. Adopting the case study of the nineteenth-century Queen Victoria Market, a fresh food market on Melbourne’s city edge marked for renewal to facilitate the expansion of the CBD, the article demonstrates that both overlapping and competing interests marked the end of modernism. It also identifies ensuing conceptual and practical opportunities for governance, development, design, conservation and community involvement, which facilitated the flourishing in urban thought, policy and participation in 1970s Australia.
Lullaby: Births, Deaths and Narratives of Hope
Guided by the hopeful possibilities of birth, breath and beginning that Hannah Arendt and Luce Irigaray variously articulate, this paper examines the lullaby as an expressive form that emerges (in a variety of contexts as distinct as medieval Christendom and contemporary art) as narrative between natality and mortality. With narrative understood as praxis according to Arendt’s schema, and articulated in what Irigaray might designate as an interval between two different sexuate subjects, the lullaby (and the voice that sings it) is found to be a telling of what it is to be human, and a hopeful reminder of our capacity both for self-affection and -preservation, and for meeting and nurturing others in their difference.
'An open secret': Public housing and downward raiding in Rio de Janeiro
(SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2020-11-12)
This article examines a case of urban displacement currently underway in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In some respects, this case represents a classic example of what researchers call ‘downward raiding’: a type of urban displacement whereby low-income housing is exploited by higher-income groups. Yet, in other respects, it also raises important questions about the ways urban displacement happens in public housing, as well as how downward raiding operates on the ground in cities. By exploring these questions, this article aims to accomplish two goals: first, to investigate an overlooked and often hidden form of urban displacement that, in this case, coincides with a large-scale, public–private housing initiative; and, second, to critically interrogate the concept of downward raiding in order to better understand and define the process. It is argued that by placing greater emphasis on how, empirically speaking, urban displacement happens, researchers may gain new insight into diverse forms of urban displacement in cities around the world.
Languages at Work: Defining the Place of Work-Integrated Learning in Language Studies
This chapter makes an argument for the place of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in tertiary language studies, with specific reference to the Spanish and German programs at the University of Melbourne. Incorporating WIL into our curricula has enabled us to connect students with local communities and cultural institutions, as well as provide them with work-relevant skills, in particular intercultural competence. Providing students with opportunities to develop work-relevant skills has seen us focus our energies not just on the more advanced-level language subjects where students are clearly suited to placements and internships, but also on beginner- and intermediate-level language subjects. An advantage of this whole-of-curriculum approach is that students understand the contemporary relevance of language study from the outset of their degree. Language study is often seen as something that adds value to another core degree and, as we incorporate WIL into our curriculum, it is our hope that we are able to articulate more clearly the value of language study to our diverse cohort of students.