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July 2019

AHA Conference 2019: ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’

8 July @ 8.00 am - 12 July @ 5.00 pm
University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, Australia + Google Map

How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the centrality of History for engaging with community and family networks. Constructing livelihoods within an empire and a nation that have had a global reach, local communities have responded in diverse ways. The varieties…

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Living the French Revolution: A Symposium in honour of Peter McPhee

9 July - 10 July
University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia + Google Map

We are delighted to announce a forthcoming symposium that brings together friends, colleagues and students of Professor Peter McPhee, to celebrate his achievements in teaching and research into the French Revolution. Speakers include John Merriman, Timothy Tackett, Caroline Ford, Charles Walton, Marisa Linton, and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, among other distinguished historians will reflect on the themes Peter is noted for in his research and which continues to stimulate and inspire his current and former students, the Revolution as a lived experience.…

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‘The Revenge of Europe’s Past?’ Australasian Association for European History

15 July @ 9.00 am - 18 July @ 5.00 pm
University of Queensland Brisbane, QLD Australia

50th Anniversary Conference/ 26th Biennial Conference 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Australasian Association for European History, which has held biennial conferences of scholars working in European History from Australia, New Zealand, and further afield internationally since 1969. Recent themes have included Europe’s entanglements with a wider world, and violence in European history. The theme for the next conference is “The Revenge of Europe’s Past?”. After decades of peaceful integration and the spread of liberal…

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September 2019

‘Rapacious: Explaining sexual violence during the European Wars,’ Margarite Poulos Western Sydney University annual Europe Lecture 

11 September @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Gallery Room, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street
Sydney , NSW 2000 Australia
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This year the Europe Lecture will be given by Prof Joanna Bourke who will be talking on the subject of sexual violence during the World Wars. Sexual violence is an essentially contested concept. Exploring the competing meanings of violence present formidable challenges, which increase in difficulty when explored historically. What do we find when analysing the different meanings attached to sexual violence in Europe from the nineteenth to mid-twentieth century? How did conceptions of such forms of violence change?  Registrations close 28 August…

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October 2019

INTIMATE STORIES, CHALLENGING HISTORIES: 2019 Biennial Conference of Oral History Australia

10 October - 13 October
State Library of Queensland Brisbane, QLD Australia + Google Map

Through oral history recordings, we hear the intimate stories of everyday lives, and we create histories that challenge orthodoxy and speak truth to power. Oral history drills beneath the big histories of state, society and politics, and illuminates ordinary people’s extraordinary lives. In our 40th anniversary year, Oral History Queensland and Oral History Australia, in partnership with State Library Queensland and Queensland Memory, welcome proposals for our 2019 biennial conference in sun-soaked southern Queensland. Oral historians, in a variety of…

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