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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series: Cultural Astronomy

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series: Cultural Astronomy

The seminar series is designed to build cultural competence and enhance staff (and student) understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander world views and traditions. 

Our second seminar focuses on Aboriginal cultural astronomy and cultural competence in research. Our guest speakers include: Robert (Bob) Fuller, PhD Candidate in Ethnography and Carla Guedes, Academic Tutor and Master by Research candidate, both from the University of New South Wales; and James Smith who works for the Department of Museums at The University of Sydney and the Australian Museum. 

Bob will discuss his study of the astronomy of the Aboriginal peoples of the NSW Coast, and Carla will explore cultural competence for astronomers developing astronomical facilities in Indigenous sacred lands. James has been involved in a number of Indigenous cultural projects, and will be examining the role of Indigenous culture in contemporary astronomy practices.

Date:
Friday 15 June 2018
Time:
11:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
New Law Foyer
Campus:
Camperdown/Darlington
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