1997 Fulbright Symposium: Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World

  • Smith, C. (Organiser)
  • Graeme Ward (Organiser)
  • Larry Zimmerman (Organiser)
  • Burke, H. (Organiser)

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The 1997 Fulbright Symposium 'Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World' was held in Darwin, Australia. It was held on the lawns of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Key speakers included Martin Wobst, Joan Gero and Stephen Loring. Convenors Claire Smith, Graeme Ward and Larry Zimmerman.

"While not strictly an archaeological forum, the 1997 Fulbright Symposium held in Darwin in July, provided participants with an invaluable opportunity to address a number of issues pertinent to both Indigenous people and those working with them. The international symposium focussed on the new range of opportunities and challenges facing Indigenous peoples which have been created by the exponential development of communication technology. Unexpectedly, the location of such serious discourse was not the cloistered halls of academia or a high technology audio-visual laboratory but rather, the lush lawns of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory which run down to the edge of the Arafura Sea. In this convivial setting 400 participants, more than half of whom were Indigenous representatives, enjoyed four days of relaxed interchange of ideas" (from review by June Ross, Australian Archaeology 45:60-62).
Period24 Jul 199727 Jul 1997
Event typeConference
LocationDarwin, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational