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Rumsey Symposium

Alan Rumsey, Australian National University

Date: 9 September 2020

15 August 2019 saw many colleagues come together to celebrate the many years of work and adventures of Alan Rumsey. 

Alan Rumsey in the field 

Professor Tony Woodbury set the scene for the day,

"I want to discuss a problem that I cannot solve, but whose solutions, I think, maybe inspired by the deep, pioneering work of Alan Rumsey over the course of his long, intellectually rich, and emprically wide-ranging career."

Tony Woodbury presenting

The symposium, Language and the anthropology of communication in Honour of Alan Rumsey, program reflected the broad and wide reach that Alan has had over the years:

For those who were not able to attend you can hear the day of talks at the CoEDL YouTube playlist.

Alan Rumsey and Francesca Merlan

Symposium participants

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University