Tracy Ireland, Visiting Fellow from Canberra

1 September to 23 October 2017

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Dr Tracy Ireland, Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage at the University of Canberra, is Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy from 1 September to 23 October 2017. Tracy is Head of the Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice at Canberra and teaches in its Heritage, Museums and Conservation Programme, the oldest programme of its kind in Australia, commencing in 1978. Tracy’s research has focused on heritage and historical archaeology in colonial contexts, and how the material past is used and valued through discourses of modernity, nationalism, post and neo-colonialism. She will review some of this research in her ‘Up Close and Personal’ on 19 September. While at Stirling Tracy will collaborate with Professor Sian Jones exploring the intersection of social values, archaeological values and digital heritage methods and techniques. After her Fellowship at Stirling Tracy will undertake fieldwork in Cyprus relating to this project focusing on Ottoman period ruins in the Troodos Mountains, before returning to Australia. Tracy also works on aviation heritage and cultures and in 2018 will lead a major three-year ARC Linkage project called ‘Heritage of the Air; how aviation transformed Australia’ partnering with Airservices Australia, the National Museum of Australia, Queensland Museum, San Francisco Museum and a range of community groups.

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