The interdisciplinary seminar series ‘Markers of Authenticity’ at Macquarie University continues its session 2 program this Thursday, 11th October, at 4–6 pm in the Level 5 Seminar Room (212) in the Australian Hearing Hub (AHH 5.212) with a seminar on ‘The Authenticity of Landscape’, featuring two papers which will discuss the way landscape is understood and idealised, as well as how particular configurations of and stages in the development of a landscape are held up as authentic, original, and desirable.

The seminar will feature presentations by Dr Alicia Marchant (ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100–1800, University of Western Australia) and Dr Emily O’Gorman (Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University), with refreshments to follow the discussion. All welcome!

‘The Authenticity of Landscape’

Thursday October 11th, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Australian Hearing Hub, Level 5, Seminar Room 212

Dr Alicia Marchant ((ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100–1800, University of Western Australia), ‘John Hardyng’s Scotland: Landscape, Heritage and Authenticity in the Fifteenth Century’.

Dr Emily O’Gorman (Department of Geography and Planning, Macquarie University), ‘Towards a genealogy of wetlands: Categories of conservation, bird migration and global environmental crisis’.

For more details, including full abstracts for the papers see https://markersofauthenticity.com/2018/10/05/the-authenticity-of-landscape/. For an overview of the 2018 Markers of Authenticity program see https://markersofauthenticity.com/seminars/.

Malcolm Choat and Rachel Yuen-Collingridge for the Markers of Authenticity organising team (Rachel Yuen-Collingridge, Margie Borschke, Lauren Dundler, and Malcolm Choat)