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April 2019

Archival Guide Launch: ‘Japanese War Crimes in the Pacific: Australia’s Investigations and Prosecutions’ by Narrelle Morris

2 April 2019 @ 10.00 am - 11.00 am
National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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This book will be launched David Fricker, Director General of the NAA. The event will include a brief lecture by Dr Morris, followed by morning tea. RSVP by 28 March 2019. Further information.

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Australian Presence in the French Naores Caves (Sommes) Public Lecture 

29 April 2019 @ 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria Australia + Google Map

Gilles Prilaux is a leading French archaeologist of the WW1. For many years, he has been working in the battlefields of the Western Front. During his work in the underground city beneath the French town of Naours, he discovered the names and regimental numbers of WW1 soldiers scrawled on the limestone walls. Many of them were Australian.  Further information 

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‘Conflict, Collective Memory and the Creation of History’: 2019 Sydney Writer’s Festival History Council of NSW Event

30 April 2019 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
State Library of New South Wales Sydney, Australia + Google Map

The History Council of New South Wales’ event for the Sydney Writer’s Festival will consist of three prize-winning historians and authors discussing their award-winning books. Winners of the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards - Christina Twomey, Paul Irish and Sean Scalmer reveal to Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Director, Strategy and Engagement at Sydney Living Museums) how they fell upon their subjects, how they write engaging historical narratives, and the consequences of their work. Each speaker will discuss their work followed by…

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‘The Archaeology of the Great War: Discovery, Autopsy, Danger’ Public Lecture 

30 April 2019 @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia + Google Map

In this presentation, the eminent French archaeologist Gilles Prilaux will outline the difficulties and dangers of his work in conducting a veritable autopsy of the First World War battlefields, where uncovering traces of mass human death incurs the constant risk of millions of unexploded shells. He will also present his discovery of the “underground archives” left by soldiers of many nationalities (including hundreds of Australians) whose names and other inscriptions survive in the caves beneath the Somme. Please register to attend.  Further…

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May 2019

History Now! Seminar: Media Histories Now!

16 May 2019 @ 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
UTS Building 10, Level 14, Room 201 (former Fairfax boardroom)
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Book Launch: Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme by Margaret Hutchison 

17 May 2019 @ 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End
Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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Associate Professor Anna Johnston will launch Margaret Hutchison's Painting War: A History of Australia's First World War Art Scheme. The book explores the creation of Australia’s first collection of war paintings and its role in commemorating the First World War. It argues that the artworks had many makers beyond the artists and examines the interaction between government officials and military officers and their selection of official artists and subjects for the war paintings. Their approach profoundly shaped the character of the…

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June 2019

Publishing in a History Journal: Tips from the Editors of History Australia

4 June 2019 @ 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University North Ryde, NSW 2109 Australia + Google Map

L2, 16 University Av, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University Join us for the launch of our first issue as new editors of History Australia. After a brief launch and catered lunch, the new editors will offer a free one-hour workshop to junior scholars on getting published in history journals. Hear tips about submissions, revisions, dealing with feedback, estimating a timeline for your article, and much more! Open to postgraduate students and early career scholars associated with any university. Please register…

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July 2019

AHA Conference 2019: ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’

8 July 2019 @ 8.00 am - 12 July 2019 @ 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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September 2019

‘Counter Currents – Aboriginal men and Women at the Heart of Empire’ by John Maynard, History Council of New South Wales Annual Lecture 

3 September 2019 @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street
Sydney, Australia
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In this Annual History Lecture, Professor John Maynard will explore the significant and largely missed movement of Aboriginal people to Britain from the late eighteenth century through to the twenty first century. Through his lecture he will analyse memory and location in an Aboriginal context, far removed from the Australian experience, providing an Indigenous perspective and insight about these journeys, asking the key questions – Why were they there? What were the differences in experiences of these Aboriginal travelers?  Did they…

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Archive Fever Podcast Launch 

9 September 2019 @ 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Welcome Piazza, Research Office, Level 2, David Myers Building Central, La Trobe University, Bundoora campus  Co-hosted by Clare Wright and Yves Rees, ‘Archive Fever’ is a new Australian history podcast featuring intimate conversations with writers, artists, curators, fellow historians and other victims of the research bug.  Further information 

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