Caught between nationalism and internationalism : replicating histories of Antarctica in Hobart

Leane, Elizabeth, Winter, Tim and Salazar, Juan Francisco 2016, Caught between nationalism and internationalism : replicating histories of Antarctica in Hobart, International journal of heritage studies, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 214-227, doi: 10.1080/13527258.2015.1114010.

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Title Caught between nationalism and internationalism : replicating histories of Antarctica in Hobart
Author(s) Leane, Elizabeth
Winter, TimORCID iD for Winter, Tim
Salazar, Juan Francisco
Journal name International journal of heritage studies
Volume number 22
Issue number 3
Start page 214
End page 227
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1352-7258
Keyword(s) Antarctica
urban heritage
Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences
Humanities, Multidisciplinary
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Arts & Humanities - Other Topics
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Summary In December 2013, a replica of Mawsons Hut (a historic structure in Antarctica) joined a growing list of polar tourist attractions in the Australian city of Hobart, Tasmania. Initially promoted as the citys latest tourist hotspot, the replica museum quickly took its place in Hobarts newly redeveloped waterfront, reinforcing the citys identity as an Antarctic Gateway. The hut forms part of a heritage cluster, an urban assemblage that weaves together the local and national, the past and present, the familiar and remote. In this article, we examine the replica hut in relation to the complex temporal and spatial relations that give it meaning, and to which it gives meaning. Our focus is the hut as a point of convergence between memory, material culture and the histories-and possible futures-of nationalism and internationalism. We argue that the replica hut, as a key site of Hobarts Antarctic heritage tourism industry, reproduces and prioritises domestic readings of exploration and colonisation over a reading of Antarctic engagement as a transnational endeavour. However, like other gateway city heritage sites, it has the potential for aligning with a larger trend in international heritage conservation and heritage diplomacy, that of prioritising narratives of the past that weave together transnational connections and associations.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13527258.2015.1114010
Field of Research 200206 Globalisation and Culture
210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
12 Built Environment And Design
21 History And Archaeology
16 Studies In Human Society
Socio Economic Objective 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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