Seminars

Please see the schedule for the ongoing ‘Markers of Authenticity’ seminar series:

The interdisciplinary seminar series “Markers of Authenticity” continues in session 1 2017 with the program of events listed below. Please join us for these seminars, for which we will send out reminders and abstracts closer to their respective dates.

Friday May 26, 1:00–2:30 pm W6A 308 (Ancient Cultures Research Centre Seminar Room)

‘On Authenticity and Race’
Adam Hochman, with a response by Andrew Gillett

Friday 2 June, 4:00–5:30 pm, X5B 321 (Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room)

‘Forging Antiquity: An introduction to the project and insights from the first six month’s work’
Malcolm Choat, Rachel-Yuen Collingridge, and Vanessa Mawby

Friday 9 June, 4:00–5:30 pm, X5B 321 (Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room)

‘The Internet Antiquities Trade: Insight into an Invisible Market?’
Lauren Dundler and Iain Shearer


A ‘Markers of Authenticity’ seminar series at Macquarie University, held in the Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room (X5B 321), on Fridays from 4.00 –5.30 pm, showcases the themes of the research program and our interests.

The schedule of papers for Semester 1 (2016) is as follows:

Friday 11th March

Rachel-Yuen Collingridge (Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University) ‘Zukunftsgeschichte and the future of history.’

Friday 1st April

Malcolm Choat (Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University)                            “What is a forgery? Constantine Simonides, the Joseph Mayer papyri, and Hermippus of Beirut.”

Friday 29th April

Lucas Lixinski ( Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales).
“A Tale of Two Heritages: Claims of Ownership over Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Myth of ‘Authenticity’.”

Friday 20th May

Marcelle Freiman (Department of English, Macquarie University)
“Handwriting, drafting and authenticating voice ‘as’ writing process in a framework of Extended Mind theory.”

Friday 10th June

Javier Alverez-Mon (Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University)
“Looting and Forgeries of the Ancient Near East: The Antiquities Market.”

“Markers of Authenticity”, Session 2 2016 Program.

Friday 5th August, 4.00–5.30 pm, Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room, X5B 321.

Panel: ‘The Authenticity of the Museum Experience’

Craig Barker, Nicholson Museum, Sydney

Arul Baskaran, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Andrew Simpson, Macquarie University

Friday 26th August, 4.00–5.30 pm, Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room, X5B 321.

Louise D’Arcens, Department of English, Macquarie University

‘Manufacturing French Heritage in Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the Territory’.

Friday 9th September, Venue TBA

Workshop: ‘Scripture, Reception, and Authenticity’

Faculty of Arts Visiting Research Fellow Peter Arzt-Grabner, Salzburg University, Austria, and other speakers.

Further details to come.

Wednesday 5th October, 1:00–2:00 pm, W6A 107 (note different time and venue)

Co-Sponsored with the Research Seminar Series of the Department of International Studies

Meg Mumford (School of the Arts and Media, UNSW), and Ulrike Garde (Dept. of International Studies, Macquarie University):

‘Scenes of the Authentic: Diverse Encounters with ‘Real People’ in X-Apartments (Berlin, 2004)’.

Friday 7th  October, 4.00–5.30 pm, Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room, X5B 321.

Margie Borschke, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University

‘Authentic Copies and Network Culture’

Friday 4th November, 4.00–5.30 pm, Museum of Ancient Cultures Seminar Room, X5B 321.

Roundtable: ‘Markers of Authenticity across the disciplines’.