Commemoration Reframed: Anzac Day and Remembrance Day 2018

This project uses ethnographic, sensory and visual techniques to investigate how people experience two important commemorative days in Australia: Anzac Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November). The project team - Shanti Sumartojo (RMIT University), Danielle Drozdzewski (University of Stockholm) and Emma Waterton (University of Western Sydney) - will focus on Melbourne and Canberra, investigating how people make sense of and perceive national commemorative events and what meanings are ascribed to them. This project forms part of a wider international investigation of 11 November 2018 called Commemoration Reframed that Shanti is leading in 2017-2019.  

 The crowd disperses at the end of the Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 2015.

The crowd disperses at the end of the Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 2015.