Associate Professor Denis Byrne

Associate Professor Denis Byrne

Director of HDR & Teaching Program,
Institute for Culture and Society

Associate Professor,
Institute for Culture and Society

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD Australian National University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • Institute for Culture and Society

Contact

Email: D.Byrne@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: n/a
Mobile:
Location: EM.G.23
Parramatta

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Publications

Books

  • Byrne, D. (2014), 'Counterheritage: Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia', : Routledge 9780415744065.
  • Byrne, D. (2007), 'Surface Collection: Archaeological Travels in Southeast Asia', : AltaMira Press 9780759110175.
  • Byrne, D. and Nugent, M. (2004), 'Mapping Attachment: a Spatial Approach to Aboriginal Post-Contact Heritage', : Dept. of Environment and Conservation (NSW) 1741370523.

Chapters in Books

  • Byrne, D. (2019), 'Under a volcano : a journey through ruin and regeneration in Bali', Affective Geographies of Transformation, Exploration and Adventure: Rethinking Frontiers, Routledge 9781138701120.
  • Byrne, D. (2019), 'Reclaiming landscape : coastal reclamations before and during the Anthropocene', Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies, Routledge 9781138720312.
  • Byrne, D. (2017), 'Encountering migration heritage in a national park', Heritage in Action: Making the Past in the Present, Springer 9783319428680.
  • Byrne, D. (2017), 'Museums, religious objects, and the flourishing realm of the supernatural in modern Asia', Religion in Museums: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Bloomsbury Academic 9781474255523.
  • Byrne, D. and Ween, G. (2015), 'Bridging cultural and natural heritage', Global Heritage: a Reader, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118768860.
  • Byrne, D. (2014), 'Counter-mapping and migrancy on the Georges River', Who Needs Experts? Counter-mapping Cultural Heritage, Ashgate 9781409439349.
  • Byrne, D. (2014), 'Shalimar', Object Stories: Artifacts and Archaeologists, Left Coast Press 9781611323832.
  • Byrne, D. (2014), 'Affect and empathy : thinking about the power of material things to move visitors', Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Australian Scholarly Publishing 9781925003789.
  • Byrne, D. (2013), 'Gateway and garden : a kind of tourism in Bali', Heritage Tourism: Place, Encounter, Engagement, Routledge 9780415532648.
  • Byrne, D. (2013), 'Days in Hong Kong, May 2011', Reclaiming Archaeology: Beyond the Tropes of Modernity, Routledge 9780415673921.
  • Byrne, D. (2013), 'The WCPA's natural sacred sites taskforce : a critique of conservation biology's view of popular religion', Transcending the Culture-Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage: Views from the Asia-Pacific Region, Australian National University E Press 9781922144041.
  • Byrne, D., Brockwell, S. and O'Connor, S. (2013), 'Introduction : engaging culture and nature', Transcending the Culture-Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage: Views from the Asia-Pacific Region, Australian National University E Press 9781922144041.
  • Byrne, D. (2013), 'Difference', The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World, Oxford University Press 9780199602001.
  • Byrne, D. (2012), 'Anti-superstition : campaigns against popular religion and its heritage in Asia', Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia, Routledge 9780415600453.
  • Byrne, D. (2011), 'Thinking about popular religion and heritage', Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia: Preservation, Development, and Neglect, Anthem Press 9780857283894.
  • Byrne, D. (2010), 'The enchanted earth : numinous sacred sites', Sacred Natural Sites : Conserving Nature and Culture, Earthscan 9781849711661.
  • Byrne, D. (2010), 'Nervous landscapes : race and space in Australia', Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity, Palgrave 9780230221796.
  • Byrne, D. (2009), 'A critique of unfeeling heritage', Intangible Heritage, Routledge 9780415473972.
  • Goodall, H., Wearing, S., Byrne, D. and Cadzow, A. (2009), 'Fishing the Georges River : cultural diversity and urban environments', Everyday Multiculturalism, Palgrave Macmillan 9780230210370.
  • Byrne, D. (2009), 'Archaeology and the fortress of rationality', Cosmopolitan Archaeologies, Duke University Press 9780822344322.
  • Byrne, D. (2008), 'Heritage as social action', The Heritage Reader, Routledge 9780415372862.
  • Byrne, D. (2008), 'Counter-mapping in the archaelogical landscape', Handbook of Landscape Archaeology, Left Coast Press 9781598742947.

Journal Articles

  • Byrne, D. (2020), 'Divinely significant : towards a postsecular approach to the materiality of popular religion in Asia', International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol 26, no 9 , pp 857 - 873.
  • Byrne, D. (2020), 'Dream houses in China : migrant-built houses in Zhongshan County (1890s-1940s) as transnationally "distributed" entities', Fabrications, vol 30, no 2 , pp 176 - 201.
  • Byrne, D. (2019), 'Prospects for a postsecular heritage practice : convergences between posthumanism and popular religious practice in Asia', Religions, vol 10, no 7 .
  • Byrne, D. (2018), 'Time on the waterline : coastal reclamations and seawalls in Sydney and Japan', Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, vol 5, no 1 , pp 53 - 65.
  • Byrne, D. (2017), 'Remembering the Elizabeth Bay reclamation and the holocene sunset in Sydney Harbour', Environmental Humanities, vol 9, no 1 , pp 40 - 59.
  • Byrne, D. (2017), 'Stories from the Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions from Australia's Immigrant Past by Peter Hobbins, Ursula K. Frederick and Anne Clarke', Archaeology in Oceania, vol 52, no 3 , pp 199 - 200.
  • Byrne, D. (2016), 'The problem with looting : an alternative perspective on antiquities trafficking in Southeast Asia', Journal of Field Archaeology, vol 41, no 3 , pp 344 - 354.
  • Byrne, D. (2016), 'Heritage corridors : transnational flows and the built environment of migration', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 42, no 14 , pp 2360 - 2378.
  • Byrne, D. (2016), 'The need for a transnational approach to the material heritage of migration : the China-Australia corridor', Journal of Social Archaeology, vol 16, no 3 , pp 261 - 285.
  • Byrne, D. (2016), 'What anchors the Tu Do?', Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, vol 3, no 2 , pp 279 - 285.
  • Byrne, D. and Goodall, H. (2013), 'Placemaking and transnationalism : recent migrants and a national park in Sydney, Australia', PARKS: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, vol 19, no 1 , pp 63 - 72.
  • Byrne, D. (2013), 'Love & loss in the 1960s', International Journal of Heritage Studies, vol 19, no 6 , pp 596 - 609.
  • Byrne, D. (2011), 'Archaeological heritage and cultural intimacy : an interview with Michael Herzfield', Journal of Social Archaeology, vol 11, no 2 , pp 144 - 157.
  • Byrne, D. (2008), 'Counter-mapping : New South Wales & Southeast Asia', Transforming Cultures eJournal, vol 3, no 1 , pp 256 - 264.
  • Byrne, D., Goodall, H., Wearing, S. and Cadzow, A. (2006), 'Enchanted parklands', Australian Geographer, vol 37, no 1 , pp 103 - 115.
  • Byrne, D. (2004), 'Partnerships in the heritage of the displaced', Museum International, vol 56, no 4 , pp 89 - 97.
  • Byrne, D. (2003), 'The ethos of return : erasure and reinstatement of Aboriginal visibility in the Australian historical landscape', Historical Archaeology, vol 37, no 1 , pp 73 - 86.
  • Byrne, D. (2003), 'Nervous landscapes : race and space in Australia', Journal of Social Archaeology, vol 3, no 2 , pp 169 - 193.
  • Byrne, D. (1995), 'Buddhist stupa and Thai social practice', World Archaeology, vol 27, no 2 , pp 266 - 281.
  • Byrne, D. (1991), 'Western hegemony in archaeological heritage management', History and Anthropology, vol 5, no 2 , pp 269 - 76.

Other Publications

  • 2012, 'Waters of Belonging: Al-Miyahu Tajma'unah: Arabic Australians & the Georges River Parklands', Report
  • 2011, 'Waterborne : Vietnamese Australians and Sydney's Georges River Parks and Green Spaces', Report
  • 2010, 'Place-Making in National Parks: Ways that Australians of Arabic and Vietnamese Background Percieve and Use the Parklands Along the Georges River, NSW', Report

Current Projects

Title: The China-Australia Heritage Corridor
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Denis Byrne and Ien Ang
Years: 2017-01-01 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00023220
Title: The Seed Box: A Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory (EHC) [via Linkoping University]
Funder:
  • Mistra and Formas
Western Researchers: Denis Byrne and Isaac Lyne
Years: 2017-08-28 - 2022-07-31
ID: P00023745
Title: Heritage-making among recent migrants in Parramatta
Funder:
  • Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Denis Byrne and Emma Waterton
Years: 2019-09-23 - 2023-12-31
ID: P00025282

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