Shanti Sumartojo is a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University (Australia), based in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre. Her research investigates how people experience their spatial surroundings, including both material and immaterial aspects, using design and sensory ethnography and creative practice methodologies. With a particular focus on the built environment and urban public space, this includes ongoing work on memorials and commemorative sites.

selected publications:

Wellings, B and Sumartojo, S (eds) (2017) Commemorating Race and Empire in the First World War Centenary. Liverpool/Marseille: Liverpool University Press/Presses Universitaires de Provence.

Sumartojo, S (2017) ‘Local complications: Anzac commemoration, education and tourism at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance’ in Wallis, J and Harvey, D (eds) Commemorative Spaces of the First World War: Historical Geographies at the Centenary. London: Routledge.

Sumartojo, S (2017) ‘Tweeting from the past: commemorating the Anzac Centenary @ABCNews1915’, Memory Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1750698017709873.

Closs Stephens, A, Hughes, S, Schofield, V, Sumartojo, S (2017) ‘Atmospheric memories: Affect and minor politics at the ten-year anniversary of the London bombings’, Emotion, Space and Society 23: 44-51.

Sumartojo, S (2016) ‘Commemorative atmospheres: memorial sites, collective events and the experience of national identity’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 41(4): 541-553.

Sumartojo, S and Stevens, Q (2016) ‘Anzac Atmospheres’ in Drozdzewski, D, de Nardi, S and Waterton, E (eds) Memory, Place and Identity: Commemoration and Remembrance of War and Conflict. London: Routledge, 189-204.

Sumartojo, S (2015), ‘‘You aren’t an Aussie if you don’t come’: National identity and visitors’ practices at the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux,’ in Lossau, J and Stevens, Q (eds), The Uses of Art in Public Space. London: Routledge, 131-144.

Sumartojo, S (2015) ‘On atmosphere and darkness at Australia’s Anzac Day Dawn Service’, Visual Communication 14(2): 267-288.

Sumartojo, S and Wellings, B, (eds) (2014) Nation, Memory, and Great War Commemoration: Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Bern: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-0343-0937-0.

Sumartojo, S (2013) Trafalgar Square and the Narration of Britishness, 1900-2012: Imagining the Nation. Bern: Peter Lang.