Book Launch: Four Rivers, Deep Maps

Book Launch: Four Rivers, Deep Maps

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Join us on Thursday 15th June for the UK launch of the anthology, 'Four Rivers, Deep Maps' edited by Jo Jones and Neil Curtis.

The co-editors of this anthology, Jo Jones from Curtin University in Australia and Neil Curtis, Head of Museums & Special Collections at the University of Aberdeen will be speaking in person about this anthology in which the contributions are woven together through strands of deep mapping and ideas of place, history and inhabitation. Jo and Neil will be joined by some of the anthology's contributors to chat about the four rivers of the title - the Don and the Dee Rivers in North-East Scotland and the Derbarl Yerrigan and Dyarlgarro Beeliar (Swan and Canning Rivers) of Western Australia. 

The cities – Perth, Australia, and Aberdeen, Scotland – have received relatively little attention as specific geographical–cultural locales. Often perceived as industrial, isolated and lacking romantic association, they nevertheless have rich historical, narrative and creative traditions that characterise interactions between humans and place, particularly along the length of the four rivers. Read more.

You are invite you to come along to hear more about the anthology and how it came about.

About the Editors

Jo Jones is a lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She has a PhD on Australian historical novels and the History Wars and has taught extensively at various universities including the University of Tasmania and the University of Western Australia. At present, Jo is working on recent versions of Australian Gothicism and, also, the connection between literature, modernity and place. 

Neil Curtis was born in Glasgow and came to Aberdeen in 1988 where he is now Head of Museums and Special Collections. He has been particularly interested in the long-term history and archaeology of the North-East, and how the region’s landscape and people have created each other.

Copies of 'Four Rivers, Deep Maps' are in stock at Blackwell’s and will be available to purchase on the night.

  • Ground Floor, Sir Duncan Rice Library
  • Refreshments provided.
  • Book to reserve a place or drop-in on the evening. 

 Book Launch: Four Rivers, Deep Maps

Hosted by
University of Aberdeen Museums & Special Collections
The Sir Duncan Rice Library

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