New Network on the History and Legacies of Violence

Presenter/s: Professor Carolyn Strange

Event type: Launch

Event date: Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event venue: Lecture Theatre 2, Hedley Bull Building (Building 130), Australian National University Canberra

The ANU has many researchers who approach the history of violence and its legacies. From the ‘big bang’ and the formation of the universe, to the collapse of ecosystems, to neural imaging of trans-generational trauma, to requiems and elegies, to restorative justice initiatives, to battlefield tourism and re-enactment, to truth commissions and testimony, to reparations this topic can be interpreted from many angles.

Although ANU has the range of disciplines to explore violence, its history and legacies, expansively, it does not yet have a way to connect researchers and to explore the prospect of collaborative research.

With funding from an Research School of Social Scienes Strategic Initiative Grant, Professor Carolyn Strange is seeking affiliates to join a cross-campus network, which will feature an annual ‘research roadshow’.

The network launch will occur on 5 December, in Hedley Bull 2, from 2.00-4.00pm. Academics and HDR students working in these fields from any disciplinary perspective are encouraged to attend.

If you cannot attend but wish to become an affiliate, please contact Bianca Vecchio (  If you plan to attend the launch (which will include a welcome tea) please indicate your intention for catering purposes.

For further information, contact Carolyn Strange (


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