Humanities Research: Volume XV. No. 3. 2009

Humanities Research: Volume XV. No. 3. 2009

Decolonising Testimony: On the possibilities and limits of witnessing

Edited by: Lynne Bell, Julia Emberley, Rosanne Kennedy
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Humanities Research is an internationally peer-reviewed journal published by the Research School of Humanities at The Australian National University. The Research School of Humanities came into existence in January 2007 and consists of the Humanities Research Centre, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, National Europe Centre and Australian National Dictionary Centre. Launched in 1997, issues are thematic with guest editors and address important and timely topics across all branches of the humanities.


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Sep 2009
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Humanities Research
Arts & Humanities

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  1. Decolonising testimony: on the possibilities and limits of witnessing (PDF, 118KB)Rosanne Kennedy, Lynne Bell and Julia Emberley doi

Testimony, witnessing and the institution

  1. Can the institution speak? The university as testimony in Canada today (PDF, 156KB)Len M. Findlay doi
  2. Reconciliation as ritual: comparative perspectives on innovation and performance in processes of reconciliation (PDF, 212KB)Roxana Waterson doi
  3. ‘Healing the heartbreak’?: the role of testimony in the Australian inquiry into the separation of Indigenous children from their families (PDF, 199KB)Rebecca Devitt doi

The testimonial arts: challenging national memory

  1. Used and abused (PDF, 2.4MB)Adrian Stimson doi
  2. Buffalo Boy testifies: decolonising visual testimony in a colonial-settler society (PDF, 181KB)Lynne Bell doi
  3. Ancestors rising: Aboriginal art as historical testimo (PDF, 3.5MB)Mary Longman doi
  4. In an era of stalled reconciliation: the uncanny witness of Ray Lawrence’s Jindabyne (PDF, 191KB)Rosanne Kennedy doi

Testimony and cultural memory: from the national to the transnational

  1. Other echoes in the garden (PDF, 4.6MB)Jamelie Hassan doi
  2. This is not a game: testimony and the making and unmaking of the child as a political subject (PDF, 1.3MB)Julia Emberley doi

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