Past NCB events

15
Nov
2018

Re-Framing Indigenous Biography

The National Centre of Biography, in collaboration with our ARC Project 'An Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography', is hosting a conference on...
25
Oct
2018

Sophie Jensen: Azaria Chamberlain. 68 days. 591 objects

Azaria Chamberlain lived only 68 days. However short her life, it was her death on 17 August 1980 that left an indelible mark on Australian culture and society...
11
Oct
2018

Lives and/as Performance

‘All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players’Jacques, As You Like It, Act II, Sc. VII (William Shakespeare) Metaphors of life as a ‘...
27
Sep
2018

Peter Jones: Australia's Argonauts

Peter will discuss the research and writing of Australia’s Argonauts, a narrative history of the 28 members of the first class to enter the Royal Australian...
30
Aug
2018

Christine Milne: Reflecting on ‘An Activist Life’

Over the years I have written hundreds of press releases and speeches, yet writing a political autobiography was a challenging task. How does a private person...
30
Aug
2018

Christine Milne: Reflecting on ‘An Activist Life’

Over the years I have written hundreds of press releases and speeches, yet writing a political autobiography was a challenging task. How does a private person...
26
Jul
2018

Kim Mahood - The Writer as Cartographer

‘I am someone who returns again and again to geography, as the writers of another generation returned repeatedly to Freud and psychoanalysis.’ This quote...
28
Jun
2018

Gareth Evans - Different Strokes for Different Folks

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC has published both a political diary, Inside the Hawke-Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary (2014), and a comprehensive...
31
May
2018

Joanna Gilmour & Kate Fullagar - Indigenous Lives Through Portraiture

The talk focusses on the forthcoming Founding Pairs exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. It is the first production of an ARC Linkage grant on...
26
Apr
2018

Gabrielle Carey - Falling Out of Love with Ivan Southall

This talk will explore the phenomenon of Ivan Southall and his influence on a generation of young readers and emerging writers, including his influence on nine...

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