History off the Books - Graduate Symposium

Coombs Extension, Room 1.04
Fellows Rd

History off the Books 

Graduate Symposium

Most historians write 'on the books' -- that is, producing text written for publication in journals and monographs in mind. Yet historical research appears in many genres and media, reaching larger and more diverse audiences than academic publications typically attract.

How might you communicate your historical research 'off the books'?

Consider new possibilities at this one-day symposium led by historians who have produced curated exhibits, on-line cross-genre publications, publicly-accessible databases, radio documentaries and interactive installations.

9:00: On 'Off the Books'
Carolyn Strange, School of History, ANU

9:15:  When Family History hits Policy and Bureaucracy: the Find and Connect Web Resource Project
Gavan John McCarthy, e-History Research Centre, University of Melbourne

10:15:  Linking the narrative to the digital archive: A new model of history writing and publishing?
Rebe Taylor, Australia Centre, University of Melbourne

11:15:  Break out (small group demos and discussion)

11: 45 Lunch

12:15: Voicing the Past: Creating History through Radio Documentary
Carolyn Strange and Martin Thomas, School of History, ANU

1:15: Jumping the Written Text: the Burlganyja Wanggaya interactive Exhibition
Mary Anne Jebb and Malcolm Allbrook, Centre for Indigenous History, ANU

2:15: Break out (small group demos and discussion)

2:45 Refreshment break

3:00: Places and Their Pasts: Bringing Intangible Heritage Alive
Gavin McLean, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, NZ

4:00: Making Connections: the National Centre of Biography's online biographies
Melanie Nolan, Christine Fernon, Scott Yeadon, National Centre of Biography, ANU

Convened by Carolyn Strange, Graduate Director, School of History

Attendance is free however registration is required by 21 November for catering purposes.

RSVP: karen.smith@anu.edu.au

Presented by the College of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of History

Date & time

Fri 23 Nov 2012, 9am–5pm


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