Academic Postcards: then and now

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Selkrig, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-4311-5743 and Manathunga, Catherine ORCID: 0000-0001-8915-0344 (2016) Academic Postcards: then and now. [Show/Exhibition]


Featured in the exhibition are a selection of postcards produced by academics from the College of Education (now) in 2015 as part of a larger research project. These panels are accompanied by another suite of postcards that were generated using historical photographs, illustrations and text sourced from the VU Archives (then). The historical academic postcards do not represent a realist interpretation of history as the text does not always match the same era as the selected image. Instead text and images have sometimes been ironically juxtaposed to raise critical questions around gender and other issues involved in engaging in academic work. We hope this exhibition will continue to promote critical dialogue about the changing nature of academic work at VU over the last 100 years and the important work that academics do.

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Contemporary postcards were sourced from the research project ‘Small Narratives & The Big Picture: Academics Revealing The Work They Do’ conducted by Mark Selkrig, Kirsten Sadler and Catherine Manathunga and their colleagues in the VU College of Education in 2015.

Item type Show/Exhibition
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Current > Division/Research > College of Arts and Education
Keywords Academic work, academia, postcards
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