Remembering Anzac

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Monash University and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University are proud to announce an international conference on the memory and the meaning of Gallipoli/ Çanakkale.


Wednesday 20 - Monday 25 April 2015

The conference program will straddle six days of papers, performances and presentations, beginning with a tour of the Gallipoli/ Çanakkale battlefields, featuring the work of leading scholars of war and memory, concluding with an opera capturing the experience of Indigenous soldiers, and a commemorative service beside Anzac Cove.


Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Situated on the shores of the Dardanelles, COMU is one of Turkey’s leading regional universities, home of the Turkish Australian Cultural Centre and a valued partner of Monash University.

Conference Themes:

Remembering and Forgetting War: Conflict and Reconciliation

Anzac Journeys: Tourism and Pilgrimage

Inscribing Gallipoli: Literary Visions Conflict and Reconciliation

Painting the Peninsula:Art, Film and Visual representations

Imagining Anzac: post memory and the media

Contested Ground: The politics of Anzac

Site Lines: Heritage, preservation and material culture

War Stories: ‘Digger dialect’, memoir and reminiscence

Traumatic Memory

Re-invention and renewal: The Future of Anzac

Music and War: Performing the Peninsula