June Event: Learning from Indigenous memory methods with Dr Lynne Kelly

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents:

Learning from Indigenous memory methods

Date: Monday, 14 June 2021

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm (AEDT)

Speaker: Dr Lynne Kelly

Please register via Zoom.


Indigenous cultures are usually represented as living in a fog of superstition but they needed a vast amount of pragmatic knowledge to survive both physically and culturally. They had no writing so how the hell did they memorise so much stuff? In this talk, I will explain the tricks of their memory trade and those of European and Asian cultures up to recent times. This big question is: how we can use these methods in contemporary society? There are significant implications for education, ageing and the interpretation of ancient monuments.

Dr Lynne Kelly is a science writer, Honorary Research Associate at LaTrobe University and founding member of the Australian Skeptics. After four decades teaching, she completed a doctorate exploring the way oral cultures memorise a vast amount of practical information without writing. She has since implemented many indigenous and medieval memory methods in a contemporary context and been astounded by their efficacy. Lynne has published 19 books, the most recent being The Memory CodeMemory Craft and co-authored Songlines: the power and promise.

Questions can be sent via Zoom or emailed to canberraskeptics@gmail.com.

Canberra Skeptics Inc. is a non-profit association incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory for the purpose of promoting critical thinking. For further information about Canberra Skeptics, please visit our website: http://www.canberraskeptics.org

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Event announcements: 
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/SocialSkepticsCanberra/
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/canberra-skeptics-18628458762

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