Research Interests: Cultural musicology, musical heritage, music and nineteenth-century political culture (Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada), archiving, history of music collecting, intangible heritage, transnational history and biography.
Research interests: public history, cultural and collective memory, oral history, immigration and refugee history, multiculturalism, contemporary Australian history, heritage and heritage management. https://migrantheritage.blog/
Research interests: intercultural and cross cultural studies, art-based collaborative ethnography, co-creativity and cultural institutions, community arts as cultural history, collaboration and collaborative methodologies, socially engaged art, indigenous and pacific arts and culture, exhibitions, archives and collections, photography, ethnographic and documentary film.'
Key to Laurajane's interests is the understanding of heritage studies as an area of policy analysis and as a cultural process worthy of critical examination. Her work challenges the idea of heritage as primarily or simply an 'object' or 'site', and re-theorises heritage as a cultural process of meaning and memory making. More particularly, her research interests include understanding the way heritage is used as a cultural tool in the process of remembering, forgetting and identity construction; the re-theorisation of heritage; the politics of heritage; the interplay between class and heritage; multiculturalism and heritage representation; community heritage; heritage tourism and heritage public policy and the cultural politics of identity.
Research Interests: I have been researching issues of the politics of cultural heritage, commemoration, cultural tourism and religious practices. I am currently writing a book Heritage Politics in China: The Power of the Past, to be published by Routledge in 2019.