I have been asked where people can hear me talk about indigenous memory systems and my theories about prehistoric monuments including Stonehenge. Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies has only just been published by Cambridge University Press in the US and UK and is still a month or so away from being published here in Australia.
Saturday / Sunday 22-24 May 2015: Archaeology of Portable Objects Symposium, Primary Orality and Portable Objects. Australian National University, Canberra. An academic conference – already been and enjoyed immensely.
Friday 12 June 2015: Castlemaine Fields Naturalists, Indigenous knowledge of plants and animals: how do they remember so much stuff without a field guide? Castlemaine Fields Nats. Write up on the presentation on the Connecting Country website. 7.30 pm.
Friday 3 July 2015: Launch, Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies, LaTrobe University Bookroom, Bundoora. 12 midday.
Saturday 8 August 2015: Bendigo Writers Festival, Author, Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies. Bendigo. Website: Bendigo Writers Festival.
Saturday, 15 August, Riddells Creek Landcare AGM, How did Aboriginal Australians manage their knowledge of plants and animals critical to their survival? What does this tell us about ancient monuments like Stonehenge?, Dromkeen, 1012 Gisborne-Kilmore Rd, Riddells Creek Vic, 3 pm.
Thursday, 10 September 2015: Castlemaine Library, Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies, 6 pm.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015: Kyneton Freethinkers, Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies, Albion Hotel meeting room, Kyneton. 7.30 pm.
Sunday, 20 September 2015: Newstead Science Matters, Why did the Neolithic Brits build Stonehenge? Newstead Community Centre. Details to follow.
Thursday, 8 October 2015: Kororoit Institute/Melbourne Emergence Special Public Meetup, University of Melbourne, The emergence of formal knowledge management systems in prehistory, more details to follow.
Friday – Sunday, 16-18 October 2015: Australian Skeptics National Convention, Memory spaces: adding rational intellect to Stonehenge, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Convention website and program is here.