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September 2015

Women War Reporters

9 September 2015 @ 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Campsie Library, 14-28 Amy Street, Campsie
Sydney, NSW Australia
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A free talk for History Week with Jeannine Baker author of Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam. The common picture of the war correspondent is a heroic male reporter of frontline combat, but women war reporters have been more numerous and significant than imagined. Against the vehement opposition of newspaper editors, male reporters and the military, 20th century women journalists grew increasingly determined to report war from outside the home front. This talk reveals the little-known experience of a…

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History at the Crossroads – A Melbourne Story

17 September 2015 @ 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Building, University of Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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For the urban historian, writing a new history of Melbourne is rich with possibilities and provocations. In this lecture Professor Andrew May will draw on examples from his current project to discuss the interpretive power of urban history to cast light on the historical relationships between people, places and institutions. This is Professor Andrew May’s inaugural professorial lecture.

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Australian Women War Reporters

22 September 2015 @ 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, Australia
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Free talk with Jeannine Baker author of Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam. Jeannine Baker is an historian at Macquarie University who researches Australian media history and women’s history. She was awarded the University of Melbourne’s 2014 Dennis-Wettenhall Prize for Australian History. She has also worked in the media and museum sectors as a researcher, curator and documentary maker. Her book Australian Women War Reporters is published by NewSouth.

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October 2015

Australia’s Boldest Experiment – War and Reconstruction in the 1940s

22 October 2015 @ 6.45 pm - 8.00 pm
Trades Hall, 4 Goulburn Street
Sydney, NSW Australia
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Stuart Macintyre, professorial fellow in history at the University of Melbourne, will give a public talk about his latest book, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s. RSVP on Facebook.

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November 2015

Indigenous History and Religion

6 November 2015 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
University of Technology Sydney, Broadway
Sydney, Australia
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The Australian Studies Research Network November talk Join Professor Tim Rowse who examines the Christian-influenced writing of three Indigenous Australians, Professor Adam Possamai, who explores Indigenous peoples complex understandings of ‘spirituality’ and ‘religion’, and Dr Laura Rademaker, who reveals the exchanges of language and faith between missionaries and North Australian Aboriginals. All are welcome to enjoy the talks and join the ASRN for an informal, pay-for-your-own dinner afterwards at the Australian Youth Hotel. It is not necessary to RSVP for…

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Three Dunera Lives

12 November 2015 @ 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Jewish Museum of Australia, 26 Alma Road, St Kilda
Melbourne, Australia
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Join Australian historians Ken Inglis and Seumas Spark, together with American historian Jay Winter, as they examine the lives of three very different Dunera boys: Mike Sondheim, Gary Sostheim and Erwin Lamm. There is no single Dunera story. The lives of the 2500 ‘Dunera boys’ – their histories, successes, failures, political and religious beliefs – were and are far more diverse than is often recognised.

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December 2015

Anti-Slavery and Australia

17 December 2015 - 18 December 2015
Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD Australia
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Slavery and anti‐slavery movements have been long entwined with Australia's politics, history, and activist campaigns, part of an international and national history that in the mid nineteenth century saw the end of the formal Atlantic slave trade but the rise of indenture and other forms of unfree labour. Anti‐slavery was, among many other things, a critique of empire and colonialism. This symposium will explore the stories, events, people and world views of anti‐slavery from the nineteenth century to the present,…

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February 2016

Australian Women War Reporters

3 February 2016 @ 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
State Library of New South Wales Sydney, Australia + Google Map

Join author Jeannine Baker as she tells the hidden story of Australian and New Zealand women war reporters who fought for equality with their male colleagues and filed stories from the main conflicts of the twentieth century. Jeannine will draw out the links between the experiences of these pioneers and the contemporary realities faced by women journalists of war, including Monica Attard and Ginny Stein, allowing us to see both in a new light. Please register.

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It’s All In Your Head: Phrenology, Crime and Australian Society

7 February 2016 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT Australia
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Historian and author Alexandra Roginski discusses phrenology, the popular science that became one of the 19th century's most enduring fads. She explores its central tenet: that character and intellect could be determined from a person's head, and applied to fields including criminal reform, career guidance, and even child rearing. Entry is free and bookings are not required.

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Private Lives, Public Histories

23 February 2016 @ 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton
Melbourne, Australia
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Author Anna Clark in conversation with Clare Wright. Private Lives, Public Histories explores how we reconcile the public debates over Australian history with our own personal narratives and familial understandings of history. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, Clark uncovers how we think about the past and the role history plays in our lives.

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