Past NCB events

11
Apr
2019

Peter FitzSimons: On Biography

With an ear for story and talent for a good yarn FitzSimons’ particular brand brings stories to life so that we are not merely sitting around the campfire...
28
Mar
2019

Rhys Williams – From Carlyle to Plekhanov: The Role of the Individual in History

The role of the individual in history has always been a concern for historians and biographers. Do individuals shape events or do events shape individuals?...
28
Feb
2019

Hans Renders: Old Lives, New Questions

This workshop is about traditions and current questions in the world of biography. An assessment of the art of Life Writing in England and the United States,...
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...

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