About the talk
The notions of ‘totemism’ and ‘Indigenous science’ are both untimely. The first—used to characterise the Australian civilisations—is a somewhat dated concept in Anthropology, and the latter is too new to be fully accepted. This lecture seeks to invent the possibility for their relationship.

About the speaker
Stephen Muecke is Jury Chair of English Language and Literature in the School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and author of numerous books and articles. Recent publications are The Mother’s Day Protest and Other Fictocritical Essays (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016), a special edition of New Literary History (“Recomposing the Humanities”—with Bruno Latour), 2016, and a new edition of Paddy Roe’s Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley, (UWA Publishing, 2016).

Place: Senatsaal, Alte Universität, Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg.
Date and Time: 12 September 2017, 17h

Organisation: Junior Research Group “The Transcultural Heritage of
Northwest Australia” (Dr. Carsten Wergin, TCS), in collaboration with
the Heidelberg Centre for the Environment (HCE)

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