Reconciliation Week Archives Tour

A special Reconciliation Week tour of the archives that ventures beyond the Get Smart security doors, through the air locks and into the repository.

Symposium: Film in the Colony

CFP deadline: Saturday 25 March 2017 13–14 July 2017, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington, New Zealand The early decades of cinema (1890s to 1940s) coincide with the late colonial periods of three southern-hemisphere British colonies: New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. In each colony films were made about indigenous peoples, and their relationships with Read more …

National Archives Preservation Facility

The NAA has announced there will be disruption to public access to their Canberra-based archive collection from 30 October 2016 to 1 July 2017, as records are relocated from multiple repositories and rehoused in the National Archives Preservation Facility (NAPF) in Canberra. The NAPF is a purpose-designed, environmentally sustainable building with storage for approximately 15 Read more …

Forging Links: People, Systems, Archives

31st National Conference of the Australian Society of Archivists This conference will explore the themes of collaboration, sustainability, accountability and transformation and will look at how technology is changing the way archivists relate to users, to records and content. Key Dates 16 May 2016: Registrations open 31 July 2016: Early-bird registration closes September 2016: Call Read more …

On the relation between media and humanitarian institutions: the case of a ‘horrific photo of a drowned Syrian child’

Professor Davide Rodogno, Geneva Graduate Institute Sponsored by the  Laureate Research Program in International History, University of Sydney How do we read images? In this presentation, Professor Rodogno will focus on how he has read images as part of the history of humanitarianism. In this case, he focuses on the symbiotic relation between media and humanitarian Read more …

The Rothschild Archive: A Source to be Reckoned With

Melanie Aspey, Director, The Rothschild Archive A Scales of Economy Postgraduate Research Seminar sponsored by the Laureate Research Program New theories and uses of economic history have emerged in recent years to consider ‘non-economic’ areas of study, including environmental history, global and world history, social history, rural and urban history, gender studies, and material culture. Read more …