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.

Easter 1916: Theatre, Re-Enactment, Memory

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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 …

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 …