Australian National University Canberra, Australia
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The Australian National University has been host to several academic events in the field of memory studies in recent years; has developed close collaboration with the Forschungsgruppe Gedächtnis und Geschichte at Konstanz University within the framework of the DAAD/Go8-funded project “Memory and Migration: German Australian Dialogues in the Humanities’.
The ANU ‘Memory Studies network’ is convened by Prof. Rosanne Kennedy, and brings together experts in different cultural regions and from different disciplines of cultural inquiry, including Prof. Tessa Morris-Suzuki, author of The Past within Us: Media, Memory, and History (Verso, 2005) and Prof. Jacqueline Lo, co-author of Performance and Cosmopolitics (Palgrave, 2007).
The ANU also has significant expertise in the area of human rights, with an Asia Rights network convened by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, and a Regulatory Institutions Network. Within NITMES, ANU provides particular expertise in relation to human rights and memory cultures in Australia and Asia.