Truth, Memory and Media Symposium

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Bearing Witness Across the Generations

Clare Wright in conversation with Magda Szubanski and Leah Kaminsky discussing the various and profound tragedies of war and the resulting intergenerational trauma it can engender. A City of Glen Eira Storytelling Festival 2016 event. This is a free event, bookings requested.

PhD Scholarship in historical consciousness

The Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney is offering a three-year scholarship in historical consciousness, to research the representation of and engagement with national pasts, including historiography and memory studies. The scholarship is funded by UTS, as part of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship held by Dr Anna Clark, Read more …

Easter 1916: Theatre, Re-Enactment, Memory

The 2016 Kathleen Fitzpatrick History Lecture delivered by Professor Gillian Russell. The lecture will be followed by the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize. A reception will follow. All are welcome, but seating is limited and bookings are required.

Remembering Suffering and Survival – Sites of Memory on Buru

Dr Ken Setiawan, McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow and deputy convenor of the Indonesia Forum at the University of Melbourne Dr Setiawan holds a PhD in Law and a Masters in Southeast Asian Studies from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her research deals with human rights in Indonesia past and present.

Private Lives, Public History

Anna Clark’s latest book Private Lives, Public History (Melbourne University Publishing) will be published on 1 February. It explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, Clark uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate Read more …

Poppies, Propaganda and Passchendaele recordings

The remaining two videos from this year’s symposium ‘Poppies, Propaganda and Passchendaele: Australia, Belgium and the First World War’, 23 July 2015 at the State Library of New South Wales, have been uploaded to the History Council NSW website. Session 3: The War and Postwar Landscapes and Session 4: Remembering Australia, Belgium and the Great War Read more …

Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War: Australia’s Greek Immigrants after World War II and the Greek Civil War

Joy Damousi’s Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War: Australia’s Greek Immigrants after World War II and the Greek Civil War (Cambridge University Press) was published this month. Focusing on Australia’s Greek immigrants in the aftermath of the Second World War and the Greek Civil War, the book explores the concept of remembrance within Read more …