Intercultural Intersections


5pm–7pm Tuesday 27 August 2019, Adelaide

This special occasion forms part of our 50th anniversary program of events taking place across the country.  These events acknowledge the vital role of the humanities in helping us understand our past, make sense of our present, and ensure a humanised future for all people.

The Intercultural Intersections event will experience Indigenous, migrant and colonial exchanges through language discovery and revival, sound, music and performance.

This is a free public event, open to all.

The program will commence at 5pm at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Hall, with a reception to follow at 6:15pm to announce the nominees for the Academy’s 2019 McCredie Musicological Medal.

Hosted by Professor John Griffiths AM Oficial Orden Isabel la Católica FAHA, the program includes the following speakers:

  • Professor Rob Amery  Head of Linguistics, University of Adelaide and recipient of an UNESCO Certificate of Achievement in 2007 on work undertaken over the last 25 years to reclaim and reintroduce the Kaurna language and the establishment of the Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi group.
  • Professor Aaron Corn  Director, Centre for Aboriginal Studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music on new strategies for strengthening human cultural diversity in the digital age with an emphasis on Australian Indigenous performance and mass media expressions.
  • Dr Camille Roulière  Early career researcher at the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice (University of Adelaide) on the role of sound in bypassing abstract separations and making intersections (whether between philosophy and water, humans and more-than-humans, or cultures) audible.
  • Dr Clara Stockigt —  Early career linguistics researcher on language preservation methodology and discovery in South Australia, awarded the University of Adelaide’s 2017 University Doctoral Research medal, the 2018 Postgraduate Alumni University Medal an Australian Academy of the Humanities’ Travelling Fellowship in 2019.
  • Dr Jula Szuster  Visiting Research Fellow at the Elder Conservatorium of Music and Managing Editor of the Journal of Music Research Online on the contribution of German immigrants to music in colonial South Australia, with particular reference to the compositions of Carl Linger.

We are grateful to the University of Adelaide and Professor Jennie Shaw, the University’s Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, for their generous support of this event.

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