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June 2019

Book Launch: Bedlam at Botany Bay by James Dunk

12 June @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW Australia
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 Professor Tom Triffiths will launch Bedlam at Botany Bay with Professor Catharine Coleborne. What happened when people went mad in the fledgling colony of New South Wales? In this important new history, we find out through the tireless correspondence of governors and colonial secretaries, the delicate descriptions of judges and doctors, the brazen words of firebrand politicians, and the heartbreaking letters of siblings, parents and friends. We also hear from the mad themselves. Legal and social distinctions faded as delusion and disorder took root — in…

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‘What can we learn from Hugh Stretton?’ Australian Policy and History Public Lecture by Professor Graeme Davison 

12 June @ 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Forum Theatre 153, Arts West North Wing, University of Melbourne, Arts West, North Wing, University of Melbourne, Parkville
Melbourne, VIC 3052 Australia
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Probably no Australian historian of his generation thought as deeply about the public uses of history as Hugh Stretton (1924-2015). A professor of history who never wrote a history book, a city planner who never took a degree in urban planning, an economist who resisted economic rationalism, he nevertheless became the most admired Australian public intellectual of his time. Throughout a long career that spanned academia as well as diverse political and public engagements, his approach to policy remained essentially…

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The Past in the Present: A Workshop on How Historians Can Influence Public Policy

13 June @ 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Melbourne

Tower 2, Level 12 Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins St MELBOURNE Academic historians possess a trove of expertise that can inform and improve contemporary public policy. But how do we make sure that our knowledge is heard by the people making the decisions? This workshop, chaired by Professor Frank Bongiorno, features the former head of PM&C, Terry Moran, Professor Ann McGrath, journalist Jenna Price and writer Dr Dennis Glover talking about how historians can best communicate their expertise to the policy…

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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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Remembering 1919 and the origins of the International Economic Order 

16 July
University of Sydney Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map

Lecture Theatre 200, University of Sydney 100 years ago, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the glittering Hall of Mirrors, outlining the peace settlements of the First World War. Among its legacies was the foundations of an international economic order— multilateral trading, liberalised finance, new global governance institutions and American ascendency. 1919 also harboured great inequities, especially for Germany and Soviet Russia, and fostered nationalism, militarism and extremism that led to a Great Depression and Second World War. On…

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Who Needs the Humanities: A Forum on the Value of Research in the Humanities

31 July @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Melbourne

Clemenger Auditorium, NGV, Melbourne Supported by the Philosopy and History of Ideas Research Group, the Contemporary Histories Research Group and the Faculty of Arts and Education Deakin University. Panelists Joy Damousi, David Lowe, Robert Stern, Miriam Bankovsky and Emily Porter will explore the value of research in the Humanities in economic, social, cultural and other terms. Registrations due 25 July 2019 Further information

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August 2019

2019 Annual Swinburne Barak Wonga Oration: My Life Journey in Aboriginal Affairs

1 August @ 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus
Melbourne, ACT Australia
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Advanced Technologies Centre, Swinburne Swinburne University of Technology and the Moondani Toombadool Centre are proud to have Dr Jackie Huggins AM deliver this years Annual Barak Wonga Oration. Dr Huggins will discuss her extraordinary journey in Aboriginal Affairs as an author, academic, historian and Aboriginal rights activist, including her work with National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Reconciliation Australia, the Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal Children, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, and the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres…

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GLAMSLAM Live: Podcast recording of ‘GLAM Activist: Historical Justice and the Cultural Sector’ 

20 August @ 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm

Town Hall House, Southern Function Room, Level 1, 456 Kent St, Sydney  'GLAM Activist: Historical Justice and the Cultural Sector', will be hosted by A/Prof Anna Clark for the Australian Centre for Public History, UTS in partnership with the City of Sydney. Join us for a live podcast recording of an episode of GLAM City, the Australian Centre for Public History's radio show on 2SER. GLAMSLAM Live is an event for those working in and with galleries, libraries, archives and museums. A reception with refreshments…

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