Heritage and reconciliation

Image: 'understand, acknowledge, move forward' from 2017 by Flickr user Matthew Perkins (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattyp/36397958104/). Disclaimer: image has not been altered in anyway.

Project leader(s)

This collaborative ARC Discovery Project led by Cressida Fforde aims to re-conceptualise heritage from a standpoint of reconciliation. In doing so, it will generate new understandings about how heritage and its management can contribute to reconciliation processes. The project will combine Aboriginal, Maori and Western intellectual traditions in order to advance theoretical understandings of heritage and to examine its reconstructive power.

The project will produce models for practical implementation, including new conservation and management protocols. The project’s investigation of a new approach to heritage has the potential for profound social benefit. The project team involves Cressida Fforde, Laurajane Smith, Daryle Rigney, Peter Stone, Steve Hemming, Paul Tapsell, Lia Kent, Greg Lehman, and Merata Kawharu.

Image: ‘understand, acknowledge, move forward’ from 2017 by Flickr user Matthew Perkins (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattyp/36397958104/). Disclaimer: image has not been altered in anyway.


Dr Lia Kent

Lia Kent is a Senior Fellow/Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) in the College of Asia and the Pacific at ANU...

Law, justice and human rights

RegNet is one of world’s leading centres for socio-legal research. This cluster aims to lead the development of transformative ideas in the fields of criminology and restorative justice; human rights and international law; legal pluralism; peacebuilding; the regulatory dimensions of international and domestic law; and rule of law.

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