In this workshop, Dr Lynne Kelly will teach participants memory methods drawn from indigenous cultures and applicable in today’s learning. Known from ancient Greek times, the ‘method of loci’ is considered the most effective memory method ever devised. Dr Kelly’s research shows that indigenous cultures use a complex form of this method along with a vast array of memory devices. We will use large physical spaces along with portable mnemonic objects and encode them with practical contemporary information. These methods can be adapted to any field of study.
Audience: PG students and supervisors primarily in Arts, Social Sciences and Psychology.
Dr Lynne Kelly is a science writer and Honorary Research Associate at Latrobe University, Australia. Her most recent books are Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies: orality, memory and the transmission of culture (Cambridge University Press) and The Memory Code (Atlantic Books).