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Expert panellists discuss the practice of interviewing vulnerable narrators whose life experiences include powerlessness, trauma or disaster, often leaving them with emotional or psychological vulnerability.
- Anne Monsour, author and historian
- Jo Besley, tutor in Museum Studies, University of Queensland
- Kevin Cocks, advocate against discrimination
Moderated by Oral History Queensland (OHQ) President Margaret Ridley, the panel will share their experience of working in this area, the methodologies and the ethical concerns of interviewing people who are at risk.
Presented in partnership with Oral History Queensland.
Date: Thu 23 Feb 2017, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Interviewing vulnerable narrators.
With the massive changes occurring in our world through digital innovation, theories abound as to what kind of future this will create.
ABC Radio Brisbane's Kelly Higgins-Devine facilitated a discussion between high profile panellists, audience members and online viewers, exploring the plausibility of concrete evidence for both dystopian and utopian future scenario, as well as conspiracy theories.
Meet the panel:
Dr David Tuffley
Dr David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT, and a member of the Institute for Integrated & Intelligent Systems. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognised expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals.
Cat Sparks is a multi-award-winning Australian author, editor and artist whose former employment has included media monitor, political and archaeological photographer, graphic designer, Fiction Editor of Cosmos Magazine and Manager of Agog! Press. She’s currently finishing a PhD in climate change fiction. Her short story collection The Bride Price was published in 2013. Her debut novel, Lotus Blue, will be published by Skyhorse in March 2017.
Jordan Duffy is a millennial serial entrepreneur, technology innovation expert and at the age of 22 co-owns Buckham and Duffy — an innovation and rapid development firm with 14 employees. B&D consults and partners with some of Australia’s largest enterprises. Jordan’s passion for technology and business started at home assembling computers, and his entrepreneurial journey started at age 14 with business partner Alex Buckham. Alex and Jordan have been growing businesses for eight years, meanwhile making impactful influence to policy and government with several G20 groups and as a speaker at the 2014 Brisbane G20.
Dr Marcus Bussey
Marcus is a researcher with the Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast and a member of the research concentration Arts Research in the Creative Humanities. His work focuses on futures thinking and anticipatory imagination in the context of the struggle to liberate our minds from the shackles of historical bondage. His workshops, research and writing all focus on the quest for individual and collective empowerment and for creative and hopeful pathways to the future. Marcus is currently working on regional futures and focusing on embodied experience as a pathway to personal and social transformation. He is on the editorial board for a number of significant international journals: Journal of Futures Studies, Foresight, On the Horizon, Social Alternatives and World Futures Review.
Part of SLQ’s 2017 theme Digital Futures.
Date: Wed 22 Feb 2017
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Queenslanders in Conversation: paradise lost or paradise found.
Deathfest is an interview with State Library’s Creative In Residence Matt Finch and Metro Arts.
Participants: Sarah Winch, Ian Mellor and Fiona Hawthorne.
Deathfest is about increasing death literacy in our community and finding a new way to embrace grief.
Are you trying to unravel a family history mystery?
In this webcast, Senior Librarian Stephanie Ryan explores historical stories pieced together using a range of SLQ and online resources. The stories include the intriguing life of Queensland’s first Victoria Cross winner, surprising tales of those associated with certain interwar Brisbane flats, and the life of a 17-year-old victim of discrimination. Learn how these resources may be used to answer questions of your own.
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2
Date: 18 November 2016
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Solving your family history mysteries.
A diverse panel of speakers discuss what impact policy and legislation have on our ingrained cultures and attitudes; some of the limiting factors of the current legislation, who are not protected and what happens when there is a conflict between the right to equality and other human rights. The talk coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) and the significant impact the Act has had on creating a greater sense of inclusiveness for individuals and communities across Queensland.
Join us for the fourth and final session of the Queenslanders in Conversation talk series for 2016 as our panellists discuss Has Queensland become’ too PC’?
Meet the panel
Kevin Cocks AM
A highly respected human rights and disabilities advocate, commenced his appointment as Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner in February 2011. Kevin holds a Masters of Social Welfare, Administration & Planning from the University of Queensland and has received the following Community Recognition awards: Awarded an AM in 2010 for promotion of Human Rights for people with disability in Australia; Awarded Australian Human Rights Medal 2005; Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC); Awarded Centenary Medal ‘for distinguished service to disability services in Queensland’ in 2003. And the QUT award ‘the Humanities and Human Services Outstanding Alumni Award’ for 2003. This award recognises the contribution of for exceptional professional achievement and contribution to the community at Local, State, National and International level.
Anita Goon Wymarra
Anita Is a Gudang, Yadhaykenu, Takalaka woman from the Northern Peninsula Area and Gulf Country of Queensland. Her background is in Law and Criminology. She is a very proactive member in the Brisbane Aboriginal Community as well as her own community. As an editor of the only Aboriginal magazine of its kind in Australia, The Black Rising provides a platform for grass roots voices to be and heard and acknowledged. She joins our panel to provide perspective and engage dialogue as an Aboriginal Woman with the current anti-discrimination conversations.
Garrick Professor of Law at the University of Queensland. He is a native born Canadian who practised law at a large firm in Toronto and then at the Bar in London before moving to teach law in Hong Kong, New Zealand and then Australia. He has had sabbaticals at the Cornell Law School and the University of San Diego School of Law in the US and at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Dalhousie Law School in Canada (where he was the Bertha Wilson Visiting Professor of Human Rights).
Allan has published widely in the areas of constitutional law, legal philosophy and bill of rights scepticism. Allan also writes regularly for weeklies and monthlies including being a regular contributor to The Australian, The Spectator Australia, and Quadrant. He was elected to the Mont Pelerin Society in 2011.
Harriet is currently completing a Masters of Economics at QUT, focusing on the application of economics in areas with asymmetric information. She is interested in the intersection of human nature, decision-making and the creation of systems and endeavours to educate people on what influences them to make decisions. Her work as part of the Queensland committee of the Economic Society of Australia involves facilitating the spread of economic ideas and training. Her interests include occasional researcher for the Menzies Research Centre, US Studies Centre and private clients working on public policy. She has been known to write for blogs and has been successful in receiving a number of scholarships to further her interests in economics, political philosophy, history and culture.
Queenslanders in conversation continues exploring our individual and collective identities and our sense of belonging to family, communities and state.
Join 612 ABC Brisbane’s Kelly Higgins-Devine as she hosts discussions between high profile panellists, audience members, and online viewers.
Date: Thu 17 Nov 2016, 6:00pm - 07:15pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2.
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Queenslanders in conversation November 2016.