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Professor Marc Augé in Melbourne

Professor Marc Augé is visiting the University of Melbourne on Friday December 13th, 2013 for an exclusive one day symposium where he will present some of his latest work in English and French.

Professor Augé is one of France’s leading public intellectuals. His work has revolutionized his primary discipline of anthropology and serves as a key point of reference for work in the humanities and social sciences, architecture and beyond. He is the author of dozens of books including Non-Places: An Introduction to an Anthropology of SupermodernityIn the Metro and L’Expérience des images (with Umberto Eco and Georges Didi-Huberman). In 2008 the journal L’Homme dedicated an entire edition to his work. Having studied at the École Normale Supérieure, Augé spent much of his career at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales where he served as President and taught alongside Derrida, Bourdieu, and other ground-breaking thinkers of our times.

The “A Day with Augé” symposium is designed to offer academics, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines and institutions the opportunity to discuss the ways they engage with Professor Marc Augé’s writing and ideas.

The morning will be dedicated to a series of panels comprising succinct contributions from participants, presenting their uses and/or critiques of Professor Augé’s work. These contributions will be curated thematically, allowing interactive time for those who wish to react, discuss, debate. Please email Jackie Dutton with your contribution proposal (50 words) before 30 November jld@unimelb.edu.au

A lunchtime lecture (1-2pm) by Professor Augé on “Architecture and Non-Places” will be followed by questions and discussion.

The afternoon will include a presentation in French by Professor Augé on
“L’âge, le temps et la mémoire”, followed by further discussion and refreshments.

To attend and/or participate in these events, please register at the following sites:

“A Day with Augé” symposium including lunchtime public lecture

“Architecture and Non-Places” public lecture only

“L’âge, le temps et la mémoire” présentation en français

Photo courtesy of Knulp Malevich