Histories of Australian Rock Art Research
Gold Coast Symposium
8 – 9 December 2019
There comes a time in every field of research when enough time has passed for its early practitioners to become founding members and their actions to become the subject of critical reflection. Now is that time for the study of Australian rock art. This complex history of research is imbued with unique personalities, international influences, politically charged debate, and shifting relationships within and across established disciplines, such as archaeology.
This symposium aims to bring together people to reflect upon unique events, ideas and trajectories in the history of Australian rock art. We encourage papers from a variety of viewpoints, including but not limited to the discussion of Australian rock art research from international perspectives, Indigenous engagement and community experiences, regional studies, reflections on the work of individuals, particular sites, techniques and influential paradigms.
Supported by Australia ICOMOS through the NSC Rock Art and the Indigenous Conference Fund