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Forgetting and Remembering Children’s Heritage


Darian-Smith, K, Forgetting and Remembering Children's Heritage, Association of Critical Heritage Studies Canberra 2014 Conference timetable and abstracts, 2-4 December 2014, Canberra, ACT, pp. 115. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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In this presentation I will discuss some examples of children’s cultural heritage to interrogate the ways that the past may be remembered and forgotten, and what this might mean for the role of heritage in contemporary society. Childhood is a transitional stage in the life cycle, and is experienced in both universal and individually unique ways. The cultural heritage of childhood is predominantly collected, archived and interpreted by adults and the voices of children are often forgotten in that process. I will explore children’s heritage in relation to social and cultural memory, including discussion of the ‘everyday’ forgetting (and sometimes re-remembering) of childhood.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:history, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:125763
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-05-03
Last Modified:2018-05-03

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