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Cultural Heritage, Social Justice and Ethical Globalisation - A World Archaeological Congress Symposium

Dates: 28th & 29th September 2007

Venue: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building
State Library of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia.

Convenor: Claire Smith, President, World Archaeological Congress
Department of Archaeology, Flinders University

There is far too little sense that we are all in this together. Failure to establish shared values and ethical standards in national and international decision-making is at the heart of the divides and controversy surrounding globalization. Although global markets, transportation and communication increasingly connect us, we are increasingly divided between rich and poor, North and South, religious and secular, them and us.

(Mary Robinson, UN Human Rights High Commissioner, 31st December, 2003)

This symposium will address the issues raised by Mary Robinson within the context of archaeology, cultural heritage, and related disciplines. This public symposium will consider the shape that might be taken by an archaeology that engages more directly with social justice and ethical globalization issues.

While presentation in this symposium is by invitation only, we encourage members of the general public to attend these important discussions. Drawing on case studies and theoretical developments in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Poland, Ireland, South Africa, Cameroon, Spain, the US, Australia and Argentina, this public symposium will critically examine social justice and ethical globalisation issues, with an eye to the development of World Archaeological Congress policy.

Click here to read the Symposium Rationale

Click here to read the Combined Abstracts

 

Day Program

 

FRIDAY
28th September

SATURDAY
29th September

9.00

OPENING
(including Kaurna dancers)

KEY-NOTE ADDRESS
Social movement, politics and nationalism in the archaeology of Central Europe, last 200 years.
Jan Turek
Institute of Archaeological Heritage of Central Bohemia

9.45

KEY-NOTE ADDRESS
Archaeology at the sharp edge of the trowel
Nick Shepherd
University of Cape Town

Localizing global. A framework for discussing WAC’s problem and promise.
Alejandro Haber
Universidad Nacional de Catamarca

10.30-11.00

MORNING TEA

MORNING TEA

11.00

Women for Wik — Monitoring the Intervention. Discussion panel.
Moderator:
Claire Smith
Flinders University

Problems of conservation and management of cultural heritage in the context of globalization in Nigeria.
C.A. Folorunso
University of Ibadan

11.45

Women for Wik — Monitoring the Intervention. Public Forum.
Moderator:
Claire Smith
Flinders University

No simple thing.
K. Anne Pyburn
Indiana University

12.30

LUNCH

LUNCH

1.30

Quilmes: The story of the 17th Century genocide, and the historical reparation that still fails to come.
Alejandra Korstanje (et. al)
Instituto de Arqueología y Museo
(UNT)- ISES-CONICET

Charting a future for archaeology in the land of the Celtic Tiger.
Gabriel Cooney
University College Dublin

2.15

Object-Subject-Self: locating all our selves in ethical research.
Garrick Cooper
N.Z. Council for Educational Research
Kairangahau Mäori
danielle davis
Queensland University of Technology

Community-centred: local and national perspectives on cultural heritage.
John Schofield
English Heritage

3.00-3.30

AFTERNOON TEA

AFTERNOON TEA

3.30

Hey, teacher, don’t leave the kids alone!
Magdalena Kruťová
Czech Academy of Sciences

Cultural Heritage, Social Justice, Ethical Globalisation.
Discussion panel.
Moderator:
Anne Pyburn
Indiana University

4.15

Central European archaeology in the era of globalisation
Arek Marciniak
University of Poznań

CLOSING

6.00

RECEPTION

CONFERENCE DINNER

The Venue: Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia
The symposium venue is the Hetzel Lecture Theatre, in the historic Institute Building of the State Library of South Australia. This is located in the heart of Adelaide's cultural precinct, and within two minutes walk of the Rundle Street mall.

Registration

 

Before 15th September
(both days)

At the Door
(both days)

Day Rate

 

WAC members

70

90

60

Non-members

120

150

100

Student/retired/concession WAC member

50

60

40

Student/retired/concession, non-member

75

85

60

Registration rates are in Australian dollars and include GST.  Registration will be available on each morning of the symposium. Early registration closes on 15th September, 2007.  If you would like to pre-register for the symposium, download the registration form (PDF) (RTF), fill in the details and send it to:

WAC Symposium Registration
Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide. S.A. 5001.

Fax: 61 (0)8 8201 2784
Email: claire.smith@flinders.edu.au

Support for Students

Students can apply to assist with conference organization in lieu of registration fees.  If you would like to apply for this support, email claire.smith@flinders.edu.au.

Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide is a lovely, elegant city.  The symposium venue is located on North Terrace, close to major tourist attractions, including the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Zoo, Festival Centre and South Australian Museum.  Information on these is available at:

Further information on Adelaide can be obtained from:

Click here for accommodation information