War and Conflict: Memorial, Commemoration and Remembrance
The War and Conflict project investigates the representation and commemoration of trauma and conflict. How has the State sought to officially organise the recollection of war and conflict and to what purpose? How have the public responded to that organisation through their own group formations, alternative projects, and private practises? Where is the public in public memory? What is the ongoing role of war in contemporary societies? And who are its stakeholders? Who remembers? What do they remember and how and why? And how does this address the trauma and suffering of those affected by war and conflict? These are some of the questions asked by research projects in this cluster.
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Dr Christopher Lee is a Professor in Literary studies in the School of Humanities & Communication, the Director of the Public Memory Research Cluster and the Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Arts. He is the author or editor of several books and numerous articles and chapters on Australian literature, cultural mythology, regional identity, public memory and the history of the book. His most recent book is an edited collection of the diaries of the Australian photographer and cinematographer Frank Hurley, with Robert Dixon from the University of Sydney.