Backstory - Heritage in Words, Pictures, and Threads

Wed 25 Sept: 6.00pm - 7.00pm 

Castle 1, University of Otago.


We bring four individuals together to talk about an expansive and inclusive concept of cultural heritage through the lenses of literature, literary criticism, film, and textiles:

  • Tina Makereti grew her latest novel, The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke, from an 1846 article in the London Times
  • Lisa Chatfield is charged with bringing 1860s’ Dunedin and the West Coast to life as producer of the BBC-adaptation of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize-winning novel
  • Catherine Smith’s current research focus is the interdisciplinary analysis of Māori textiles based on a background in archaeology and conservation of cultural materials
  • Madeleine Seys is an expert in the narrative and sartorial threads of Victorian popular literature.

Chaired by Kirby-Jane Hallum and supported by Dunedin City of Literature