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Negotiating veterans heritage in the lead up to the centenary of World War One

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am

Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar by Dr Marina Larsson
The Centenary of World War One (2014-18) will be a significant¬†international event. Known as the ‘Anzac Centenary’ in Australia, this¬†anniversary will see a renewed focus on preserving the heritage of war and¬†telling the histories of this era. Dr Marina Larsson will present a¬†discussion of war-related heritage in Victoria and the issues related to¬†its identification, preservation and interpretation. What will the role of¬†heritage professionals be? What kinds of histories will find a voice?

Dr Larsson is an award-winning historian who has lectured at La¬†Trobe and Monash Universities. She currently works as Senior Policy¬†Officer, Veterans Heritage in the Veterans Unit, Department of Planning and¬†Community Development. Her book Shattered Anzacs: Living with the Scars of¬†War (2009) was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for Australian¬†History and the Asher Literary Award. In 2008 Marina received the¬†Australian Historical Association Serle award for the Best Postgraduate¬†Thesis in Australian History and in 2011 she released Anzac Legacies:¬†Australians and the Aftermath of War co-edited with Martin Crotty. Marina’s¬†research interests include the history of disability, repatriation, family¬†caregiving, and public representations of war.

When: Wednesday 27 June, 5.30pm start.  Tea and coffee available from 5.15pm

Where: Deakin City Centre Campus, L3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Free entry

RSVP to steven.cooke@deakin.edu.au


t: 03 9244 6827

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January 1, 1970
12:00 am

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