Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub – Going Platinum Conference Programme
Convened by Dr. Cindy McCreery/Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub, The University of Sydney
20-22 June 2022 | on Zoom
The year 2022 marks the 70th anniversary, or Platinum Jubilee, of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. Since 1952 the Queen has reigned over Australia as well as several other realms beyond Britain, and to this day serves as Head of State. For many Australians, Elizabeth II is the only monarch they have ever known, with her profile, name or initials.
Seen every day on coins, banknotes, stamps, postboxes, hospitals and government documents. Ever since her blockbuster first Australian tour in 1954, Australians have flocked to see the Queen and her family members on numerous royal visits, and many have eagerly followed her progress here and elsewhere in the press. But these visits have also drawn protest and debate over Australia’s constitutional position. Republicans have argued that the monarchy is outdated, irrelevant and unrepresentative of our modern, multicultural nation, while some Indigenous Australians have appealed to the Queen to redress their legal, constitutional and social disadvantage.
From 20-22 June 2022, the Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub will host an international online conference examining Australian responses to the reign of Elizabeth II in the period 1952-2022. The conference seeks to recover antipodean perspectives on the British monarchy, including Indigenous perspectives.
- To find out more about the Modern Monarchies in Global Perspective Research Hub visit: https://global-modern-monarchy.sydney.edu.au/
N.B. The week before the conference, a computer file of Trevor Graham’s film ‘A Royal Romance’ (2010, 55 minutes) will be sent to all registered conference participants in preparation for the discussion with Trevor Graham on Monday 20 June 9.30am.
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To find out more, visit https://global-modern- monarchy.sydney.edu.au/