The Stones of Melbourne: History, Excavation, Circulation and Affect
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
Professor Stephanie Trigg, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English
Professor Stephanie Trigg
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English
University of Melbourne
Stephanie Trigg is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English. She holds an Honours Degree and a PhD in English from the Department of English at the University of Melbourne and a B.Litt. degree in Philosophy and Social Theory from Melbourne. She was awarded the University of Melbourne's Woodward Medal for Research Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2004, and the Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003. In 2005, she was Visiting Hurst Professor in the Department of English and American Literature at Washington University in Saint Louis. In 2009 she was Distinguished Lecturer, New York University. In 2013 she was Distinguished Lecturer at New York University, and Visiting Fellow, Queen Mary, University of London and in 2016 Research Fellow at Columbia University. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2006, and from 20082011 she was a Trustee of the New Chaucer Society. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the John Rylands Research Institute at the University of Manchester. In 2008 she received the Patricia Grimshaw Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and an Award for Teaching Excellence in Arts and Humanities from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council. Stephanie was one of ten foundational Chief Investigators and one of four Program Leaders in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (UWA), 201118, and currently leads the Melbourne node of the Centre.
Dr Tim Edensor, Principal Research Fellow (Urban & Cultural Geography)
Dr Tim Edensor
Principal Research Fellow (Urban & Cultural Geography)
University of Melbourne
Tim Edensor is currently a visiting scholar at Melbourne University from the School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of Tourists at the Taj (Routledge, 1998), National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life (Berg, 2002), Industrial Ruins: Space, Aesthetics and Materiality (Berg, 2005), and From Light to Dark: Daylight, Illumination and Gloom (Minnesota, 2017) as well as the editor of Geographies of Rhythm (2010) and coeditor of From the Lighthouse: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Light (2018). Tim has written extensively on national identity, tourism, ruins, mobilities and landscapes of illumination and darkness. He is currently working on a project about urban materiality: Living with Stone in Melbourne.