Professor Stan Grant Jnr will deliver the 22nd Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture at Charles Darwin University (CDU), Northern Territory.
Professor Grant’s lecture titled “Two kinds of time: how we can meet each other again in Australia” will explore the clash of understanding between European notions of time, measured in progress and production, vis a vis First Nations’ concept of circular time, an “everywhen” that is imbued with meaning.
Grant says he is honoured to present this lecture at such a challenging point in our history:
“Every war I have covered as a reporter emerges from a rupture of time. We live in a world where difference defines us yet as Einstein said the great tragedy of humanity is the illusion of separation. I need to put time right.
Vincent Lingiari is an inspiration and someone who made our nation better and brought the peoples of Australia closer together.
This is a critical opportunity to speak with love and generosity at a time when our nation needs the best of us.
Vincent Lingiari showed us what is possible. He showed us that we can be better. That persistence and courage can win.”
Professor Grant was recently appointed as the Director of the Constructive Institute Asia Pacific and Professor of Journalism at Monash University.
The 22nd Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture will be held at CDU’s Mal Nairn Auditorium at the Casuarina Campus on Friday 6 October. You can register to attend here.