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14
Aug
2015

Book Launch: The Hanged Man and the Body Thief Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery

Friday, 14th August 2015 - 11:15am - 12:15pm

The Hanged Man and the Body Thief Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery By Alexandra Roginski 'Much longer books have been written about crime, anthropology and the history of science, but few have brought these disparate subjects so nimbly and...

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22
Jul
2015

HISTORY SEMINAR PROGRAM SEMESTER 2

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015 - 4:15pm - Wednesday, 28th October 2015 - 4:15pm

The School of History Seminar Series Week 10, to be held on Wednesday 07 October, will be presented by Dr Alex Cook, School of History, Australian National University "Between the Old World and the New: C. F. Volney and the Politics of Travel...

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30
Oct
2013

Writing the History of Canberra - a public forum

Wednesday, 30th October 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Writing the history of Canberra: a public forum 30 October 2013 Common Room, University House, ANU, 5:00-6:30; reception to 7:30 Bookings essential  or  T: 6125 7049: admission free This public forum will offer a series of reflections on...

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06
Jun
2013

Public lecture: Deep History, Compulsive Hoarding, and the Brain

Thursday, 6th June 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

When does history begin? What characterizes it? What drives human history? According to Daniel Lord Smail it is our compulsions that drive history rather than great men and women or ‘progress’ and ‘modernisation’. The...

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30
May
2017

2017 Allan Martin Lecture - Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Tuesday, 30th May 2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Please join the ANU School of History in welcoming Professor David Armitage, FAHA, for the 2017 Allan Martin Lecture From Afghanistan to Yemen, civil war is now humanity's most destructive, most widespread, and most characteristic form of...

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28
Apr
2017

Kioloa Research & HDR Development Weekend

Friday, 28th April 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday, 30th April 2017 - 5:00pm

Staff and PhD students will travel to the ANU's Kioloa Coastal Campus on 28 April for a Research & HDR development weekend. The focus of this weekend is on the School’s research culture, particularly as includes our HDR students. We...

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31
Mar
2017

Launch of Carolyn Strange's 'Discretionary Justice'

Friday, 31st March 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:00pm

Please join the School of History, ANU, in the launching of Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression authored by Carolyn Strange. This is the first book to analyze the histories of mercy and parole...

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06
Mar
2017

How the Personal Became Political: Re-Assessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s

Monday, 6th March 2017 - 9:00am - Tuesday, 7th March 2017 - 5:30pm

This interdisciplinary 2-day symposium is the ANU Gender Institute Signature Event for 2017 and will celebrate both International Women’s Day and the Institute’s 6th anniversary. See below for full program. This symposium explores events...

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23
Nov
2016

School of History, RSSS, Annual Thesis Proposal Review Day

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

  Schedule Session 1: 9:30 to 11:00 Scott W. Dempsey Rory McLeod Lindy Orthia Refreshment Break: 11:00 to 11:15 Session 2: 11:15 to 12:45 Wilbert Wong Wei Wen David Roth Deborah Nance Lunch: 12:45 to 1:30   Abstracts Dreams of...

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17
Nov
2016

Brokers & Boundaries Book Launch

Thursday, 17th November 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  Launched by Dr Malcolm Allbrook, National Centre of Biography, School of History, ANU Please RSVP by 14 November 2016: maria.haenga-collins@anu.edu.au  

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29
Oct
2016

The Defeat of Conscription: A Centennial Retrospective

Saturday, 29th October 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

  Australian Society for the Study of Labour History in partnership with the School of History, The Australian National University 1.00-1.10: Frank Bongiorno - Welcome: Why does the centenary of the conscription crisis matter? 1.10-3.00:...

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19
Oct
2016

Floor Talk: Frank Bongiorno

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join Frank Bongiorno, Associate Professor, School of History, Australian National University to delve into the lives of the Denmans and explore a fascinating period of Australian history. This public event is related to the Gallery's current...

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27
Aug
2016

ANU Open Day 2016

Saturday, 27th August 2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

ANU Open day will give you the opportunity to discover the undergraduate and postgraduate study options available through the School of History. You'll also have the chance to take a look around the campus and learn what ANU has to offer more...

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29
Jul
2016

HDR Masterclass on Race, Mixed Race, and Identity

Friday, 29th July 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

It is common in academic circles to assert that racial and ethnic identities are socially constructed entities.  This masterclass will offer students tools for examining how those identities are in fact constructed.  It will explore the...

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28
Jul
2016

Biography Workshop

Thursday, 28th July 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Stephen Wilks will talk about his researches into the remarkable but little studied Earle Christmas Grafton Page – Country Party leader, Treasurer, Prime Minister and perhaps the most extraordinary visionary to hold high public office in the...

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26
Jul
2016

The Art of Time Travel by Tom Griffiths Book Launch

Tuesday, 26th July 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

To be Launched by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno Please RSVP by Tuesday 19th July to publicity@blackincbooks.com or 03 9486 0288

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30
Jun
2016

True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography Canberra

Thursday, 30th June 2016 - 5:00pm - Saturday, 2nd July 2016 - 3:00pm

Stephen Baxter, The Australian Crowd, 2014 In 2004, the chairman of the supervisory committee of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Keith Thomas, concluded the Leslie Stephen Special Lecture by expressing his hope that the genre of the...

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30
Jun
2016

Dr Philip Butterss, The life of C.J. Dennis; 'An Unsentimental Bloke'

Thursday, 30th June 2016 - 12:00pm - 11:30pm

Dr Philip Butterss will talk about C.J. Dennis, whose best-selling books The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke and The Moods of Ginger Mick made him a literary celebrity during the First World War and beyond, and are credited by some as helping to shape...

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29
Jun
2016

Research Bytes

Wednesday, 29th June 2016 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Research Bytes provides an opportunity to to hear our Early Career Academic Fellows talk briefly about their work, followed by a chance to network and mingle. A diverse panel of ECAFs will showcase their research interests during 4-5 short talks....

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26
May
2016

What was eugenics and why does it still matter? Professor Philippa Levine

Thursday, 26th May 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Presenter: Professor Philippa Levine, University of Texas at Austin Australia's National Sorry Day offers an appropriate and important moment for reflecting on this question. In the early twentieth century research on intelligence, hereditary...

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03
May
2016

ALLAN MARTIN 2016 PUBLIC LECTURE Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: Past, Present, Future

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 - 6:15pm - 8:30pm

The issue of child refugees is a timely, relevant and highly significant one. The treatment and experience of child refugees continues to be an ongoing concern and the focus of national and international debates. Australia has played a major role...

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23
Mar
2016

History Seminar Week 6: Development Volunteering and the Making of the Third World

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 - 4:15pm - 6:30pm

  VGS ‘pioneer’ Herb Feith with his adopted family in Indonesia, 1952 Every year, thousands of young people leave the relative comfort of the so-called First World to volunteer in less-developed countries. Perhaps the best-...

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15
Feb
2016

2016 Lectures begin

Monday, 15th February 2016 - 9:00am - Friday, 1st April 2016 - 9:00pm

The first teaching period of Semester 1 2016 begins on 15 February.

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27
Nov
2015

Annual First-Year Students TPR Day

Friday, 27th November 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

It's that time of year again -- the point at which the School's first-year HDR students present papers that set out their progress and plans. Please note that the program this year begins at 2 p.m. on Friday the 27th of November. It will...

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29
Aug
2015

ANU Open Day 2015

Saturday, 29th August 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Interested in studying in the field that allows you to shape your view of the world and explore all aspects of the human experience? Come and hear from the horse's mouth why History is the subject for you! Academics from the School of History...

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05
May
2015

2015 Allan Martin Lecture: "Going Ballistic": A New History of Aggression

Tuesday, 5th May 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  The 2015 Allan Martin Lecturer is Professor Joanna Bourke Her Public Lecture "Going Ballistic": A New History of Aggression is on Tuesday 5th May, 2015 from 6.00pm - 7.30pm followed by a reception. Abstract: Aggression is an...

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20
Mar
2015

Exploring self, subjectivity and emotion in the social science archive

Friday, 20th March 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

This Masterclass, led by Jon Lawrence, will entail prior readings, seminar discussion and workshop exercises. Description: This Masterclass will explore the strengths and weaknesses of conducting secondary analysis of social science field notes. It...

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04
Mar
2015

History in Public: Manning Clark Centenary, 1915-2015

Wednesday, 4th March 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

History in Public: Manning Clark Centenary, 1915-2015 (School of History, Research School of Social Sciences in partnership with Manning Clark House) Confirmed panellists: Nicholas Brown (ANU), Catherine Freyne (City of Sydney), Mark McKenna (...

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28
Nov
2014

Thesis Proposal Presentation Day

Friday, 28th November 2014 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

    Thesis Proposal Presentation Day School of History 28 November 2014 9.30am - 3.00pm Coombs Extension Building, Room 1.04 The School of History's Thesis Proposal Review  Day is the highlight of HDR students' first...

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20
Nov
2014

A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

Thursday, 20th November 2014 - 12:30pm - 6:30pm

Women’s Studies and Gender Studies @ANU: A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career Thursday 20 November 2014 12:30 Welcome: Dr Fiona Jenkins (Convenor, Gender Institute, ANU) 12:35 p.m. to 3:30, Professor Matthews...

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01
Nov
2014

Annual History Colloquium Darwin 1st November 2014

Saturday, 1st November 2014 - 8:45am - 5:00pm

  The Centre for Environmental History, The Australian National University with The School of Creative Arts and Humanities, Charles Darwin University Professional Historians Association (NT) ANNUAL HISTORY COLLOQUIUM Saturday 1st...

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10
Oct
2014

Book Launch: 'Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840' by Dr Karen Downing

Friday, 10th October 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) By Dr Karen Downing Book to be launched by Professor Penny Russell, Bicentennial Professor of Australian History, The University of Sydney Friday 10 October 2014...

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07
Aug
2014

Book Launch: 'A History of Canberra' by Nicholas Brown

Thursday, 7th August 2014 - 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Please join us for the launch of A History of Canberra by Nicholas Brown. The book will be launched by Geoff Page. Thursday August 7 5.45 for 6.00pm RSVP Telephone 6295 6723 or email info@paperchainbookstore.com.au Designed as an 'ideal...

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26
May
2014

Environmental History PhD Workshop

Monday, 26th May 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, 30th May 2014 - 5:30pm

ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY PhD WORKSHOP Centre for Environmental History, Australian National University, Canberra 26–30 May, 2014 Are you writing a PhD in some aspect of environmental history? The Centre for Environmental History at the...

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06
May
2014

Allan Martin 2014 Public Lecture

Tuesday, 6th May 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  “When the War Comes Home”: Recovering the Forgotten Stories of 1914-1919  Professor Bruce Scates, Monash University  One hundred years on, is our country prepared to confront the cost of war – or will the...

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13
Feb
2014

Art, War and Truth, 13-14 February 2014

Thursday, 13th February 2014 - 8:30am - Friday, 14th February 2014 - 5:30pm

Contact: Convenors Margaret Hutchison (margaret.hutchison@anu.edu.au) and Emily Robertson (E.Robertson@adfa.edu.au) This conference seeks to explore the deep and enduring biases about war, art and truth which exist in academic scholarship. Over the...

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07
Feb
2014

History From Within: A Conference in Honour of Alan Atkinson

Friday, 7th February 2014 - 9:00am - Saturday, 8th February 2014 - 5:00pm

Organisers: Frank Bongiorno, Marian Quartly and David Roberts Speakers: Bain Attwood,  Anne Coote, Ann Curthoys, Joy Damousi, Iain Davidson, Graeme Davison, Stephen Foster, Lisa Ford, Tom Griffiths, Grace Karskens, Marilyn Lake, Stuart...

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29
Nov
2013

Annual First-Year HDR Students' Thesis Proposal Presentation Day

Friday, 29th November 2013 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

Schedule and Abstracts Session One:  9:30-11:00 Redcoats transported: a social history of the military convicts transported to Australia 1788-1868 Patricia Downes My project proposes to answer the key questions: what was the experience of...

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07
Nov
2013

Pat Jalland and the Tribes of Migratory Historians

Thursday, 7th November 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Eric Richards will talk about Pat Jalland’s  career and the context of her times, especially relating to the lives of migratory historians in Australia and beyond. Emeritus Professor Pat Jalland, FASSA, FRHistS, was a Professor of...

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30
Oct
2013

Writing the History of Canberra

Wednesday, 30th October 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

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25
Oct
2013

Postgraduate Workshop: Rethinking Transnational History

Friday, 25th October 2013 - 10:30am - 3:00pm

Long before the term ‘transnational’ became fashionable, historians were interested in transcending national historiographies and boundaries. More recently, many historians have used ‘transnational’ approaches, by examining...

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16
Oct
2013

Future Directions in Indigenous Research: Digital Life

Wednesday, 16th October 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  Public Lecture followed by light refreshments The College of Arts and Social Sciences is hosting the 2013 Future Directions in Indigenous Research Public Lecture Despite the ubiquity of smart phones in northeast Arnhem Land, Yolngu have...

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17
Jul
2013

Conference: Local Intermediaries in International Exploration

Wednesday, 17th July 2013 - 9:00am - Thursday, 18th July 2013 - 5:00pm

Keynote speakers     Felix Driver, Professor of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London     Len Collard, Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia     David Palmer,...

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06
Jun
2013

MasterClass with Bruce Pascoe

Thursday, 6th June 2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Aboriginal people make history largely outside the academies. Yet much of Australia’s ‘official and public history’ is produced and disseminated through academic institutions and has often excluded or misrepresented Aboriginal...

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04
Jun
2013

Symposium - Deep Time and Deep Histories: A Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Tuesday, 4th June 2013 - 9:00pm - Wednesday, 5th June 2013 - 5:00pm

Speakers Professor Daniel Lord Smail (Department of History, Harvard University) Professor Ann McGrath (Australian Centre for Indigenous History, The Australian National University) Professor Lisa Kewley (Research School of Astronomy and...

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10
May
2013

Inaugural Lilith Conference

Friday, 10th May 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Women Without Men: Spinsters, widows and deserted wives in the nineteenth century and beyond The inaugural conference of the relaunched Lilith: A Feminist History Journal takes place on Friday 10 May 2013 at the Australian National University. The...

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09
May
2013

From Garibaldi to Berlusconi - Documentary Screening

Thursday, 9th May 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Italy is currently in the news for its political and economic crisis. Often dismissed as a beautiful holiday destination inhabited by inefficient, lazy, and corrupt people, Italy has one of the most fascinating histories of any country. In 1860/61,...

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09
May
2013

Masterclass with 2013 Allan Martin Lecturer, Prof Carolyn Steedman

Thursday, 9th May 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

  Carolyn Steedman, Professor of History at the University of Warwick and 2013 Allan Martin Lecturer will hold a masterclass for School of History HDR students on Thursday 9 May at 2pm. Are you after the everyday in your research?...

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07
May
2013

Allan Martin 2013 Public Lecture

Tuesday, 7th May 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

  Living with the Dead: My time with a Stocking Maker in the Era of Luddism followed by a reception in the Coombs extension ALLAN MARTIN 2013 PUBLIC LECTURE Professor Carolyn Steedman, University of Warwick Historians spend a lot of...

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17
Apr
2013

Graduate Workshop - ' Emotions and Environment: Historiographical Challenges'

Wednesday, 17th April 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

What role does the bio-physical environment have on human emotional wellbeing and, conversely, what role does human emotion have on the environmental management? Glenn Albrecht, following research into the impact of recent drought and open-cut coal...

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08
Mar
2013

History Learning Community - meet and greet

Friday, 8th March 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The newly established ANU History Learning Community is holding its first ever event, a Meet and Greet Night. Learning Communities are groups of people who share a common interest and meet regularly to help each other learn and grow. Learning...

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07
Dec
2012

TPR presentation day

Friday, 7th December 2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Seminar room A, Coombs Building First-year HDR student presentations of their thesis proposals take place this Friday 7 Dec. Panel members should attend their students' sessions, but all members of the School of History are strongly...

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26
Nov
2012

Environmental Conservation, Power and Elites - HDR Student Workshop

Monday, 26th November 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Seminar Room D, Coombs Building, Fellows Road, ANU   How do environmental development projects intersect with power and with elite structures? This workshop will allow students to consider how their own research considers and analyses...

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23
Nov
2012

History off the Books - Graduate Symposium

Friday, 23rd November 2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Coombs Extension, Room 1.04 Fellows Rd ANU 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...

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21
Sep
2012

Labour and Anzac Conference

Friday, 21st September 2012 - 9:15am - Saturday, 22nd September 2012 - 1:00pm

National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, ACT 2600 The 'Anzac Legend' has been the subject of vigorous debate among historians, but there has been insufficient attention given to the highly contested nature...

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04
Sep
2012

Honours Information Session

Tuesday, 4th September 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

School of History Ann Curthoys Room (rm 2108) Coombs Building, ANU Interested in undertaking an Honours year within the School of History? Come along to the information session on Tue 4 Sep to find out how... Enquiries: shino.konishi@anu.edu.au

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22
Aug
2012

Interdisciplinary Indigenous History: New Directions

Wednesday, 22nd August 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 Lecture Theatre 2, Hedley Bull Building, ANU Interdisciplinary Indigenous History: New Directions With its concern to reveal and understand the previously unacknowledged historical experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...

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30
Jul
2012

Frank Bongiorno on Sexuality

Monday, 30th July 2012 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

School of Cultural Inquiry Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building (14) Jeffrey Weeks once described the history of sexuality as ‘a history without a proper subject’ while for Michael Foucault it was ‘a historical construct’....

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17
Jul
2012

Framing Lives IABA Conference

Tuesday, 17th July 2012 - 6:00pm - Friday, 20th July 2012 - 5:00pm

The Humanities Research Centre and National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, present Framing Lives, the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography...

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03
Jul
2012

Book launch: The Sex Lives of Australians - A History

Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Black Inc, Smiths Alternative Bookshop and the ANU School of History invite you to the launch of Frank Bongiorno's The Sex Lives of Australians: A History To be launched by Dr Peter Stanley, Head of the Centre for Historical Research, National...

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30
Jun
2012

Our Music: performing place, listening to Sydney

Saturday, 30th June 2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented by ANU School of History's "Deepening Histories of Place" project and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 'Our Music' is about listening to, and performing with Sydney’s indigenous musicians. The ‘Our...

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20
Jun
2012

Book launch: Shino Konishi's 'The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World'

Wednesday, 20th June 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Australian Centre for Indigenous History and the ANU School of History invite you to the launch of Shino Konishi's The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World. To be launched by Professor Iain McCalman, Professorial Research Fellow and...

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29
May
2012

Global Change, History and Planetary Futures: Stories from Sweden’s far northern edge

Tuesday, 29th May 2012 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

On Tuesday 29 May, Professor Sverker Sörlin gives a public lecturer entitled 'Global Change, History and Planetary Futures: Stories from Sweden’s far northern edge'. Today there is general agreement that global change is ongoing,...

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28
May
2012

Environmental History PhD Workshop

Monday, 28th May 2012 - 9:00am - Friday, 1st June 2012 - 5:00pm

The Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University will be running a workshop for PhD students from around the country who are researching aspects of environmental history in Australia, New Zealand or elsewhere. This is the...

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17
May
2012

Graduate Masterclass: 'Material worlds: A deep history approach to your research'

Thursday, 17th May 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Seminar Room C Coombs Building ANU Graduate Masterclass with Associate Professor Grace Karskens MATERIAL WORLDS: A DEEP HISTORY APPROACH TO YOUR RESEARCH Ever thought about the material context of your research? The places where events...

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15
May
2012

Allan Martin 2012 Public Lecture: Shifting the shape of Austalian history

Tuesday, 15th May 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Coombs Lecture Theatre, Fellows Road ANU followed by a reception in the Coombs extention   Allan Martin Public Lecture 2012   Shifting the shape of Australian history: Convicts, the early colonial period and the making of Australia...

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09
Feb
2012

Joint book launch of Rani Kerin's book 'Doctor Do-Good' and Karen Fox's 'Maori and Aboriginal Women in the Public Eye'

Thursday, 9th February 2012 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

ANU Co-op Bookshop   You are invited to the launch of Rani Kerin’s Doctor Do-Good: Charles Duguid and Aboriginal Advancement, 1930s-1970s and Karen Fox’s Maori and Aboriginal Women in the Public Eye: Representing Difference, 1950-...

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07
Dec
2011

Masterclass on "Men and masculinities: Theoretical and historiographical reflections"

Wednesday, 7th December 2011 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

  The masterclass will be lead by: Professor Christopher Forth, Jack and Shirley Howard Chair of Humanities & Western Civilization, University of Kansas This masterclass is offered through the School of History, in association with the...

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07
Dec
2011

Honour Killing Across Culture and Time

Wednesday, 7th December 2011 - 9:00am - Friday, 9th December 2011 - 10:00pm

Australian National University Canberra, Australia 7-9 December 2011 Honour-motivated violence is a trans-historical and cross-cultural phenomenon, yet it has recently become a metonym for Islamic and anti-modern cultures. How can inter-...

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10
Nov
2011

School of History Thesis Proposal Presentation Days

Thursday, 10th November 2011 - 9:30am - Friday, 11th November 2011 - 12:30pm

Coombs Extension 1.04 building, ANU Programme Thursday, 10 November Session 1: 9:30 to 10:45 Selena Williams Emily Duthie Kimberley Doyle 10:45-11:00: Refreshment Session 2: 11:00 to 12:15 Brett Goodin Blake Singley Arnold Ellem 12:...

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13
Oct
2011

A celebration of Emeritus Professor Barry Higman's career

Thursday, 13th October 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Barry Higman retired on 15th July 2011 after 16 years at the Australian National University and a very distinguished international career. To celebrate his accomplishments, a public lecture will be held at the Hedley Bull Lecture theatre with a...

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06
Oct
2011

Book launch of Race and the Modern Exotic: Three ‘Australian’ Women on Global Display

Thursday, 6th October 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

ANU Co-op Bookshop Race and the Modern Exotic: Three ‘Australian’ Women on Global Display   Annette Kellerman, Rose Quong and Merle Oberon were internationally successful ‘Australian’ performers of the first half of...

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27
Sep
2011

Historian of MI6 and Intelligence to speak at ANU

Tuesday, 27th September 2011 - 5:00pm

Professor Keith Jeffery, author of MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909–1949, the first (and only) authorised history of the British Secret Intelligence Service (commonly known as MI6), is giving two public lectures at...

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21
Sep
2011

Dr Kenny to discuss his works

Wednesday, 21st September 2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Seminar Room D, Coombs Seminar/workshop Dr Robert Kenny from La Trobe University is currently a visiting fellow in the School of History. He has kindly offered to talk about his work (both past and present) in a special seminar/workshop on 21...

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20
Sep
2011

W.K. Hancock Professor of History Inaugural Lecture

Tuesday, 20th September 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Hedley Bull Lecture theatre The history and future of ice: science, humanities and climate change   Tom Griffiths introduced by Emeritus Professor D.A. Low   Keith Hancock championed a rapprochement of science and the humanities and...

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31
Aug
2011

Deadline for International Scholarship Applicants

Wednesday, 31st August 2011 - 5:00pm

The deadline for International scholarship applications is 31st August 2011. Please see the Graduate 'how to apply' page here for further details.

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31
Aug
2011

Call for papers: 'What is an Expedition?' Conference

Wednesday, 31st August 2011 - 5:00pm

  'What is an Expedition?' Expeditions have shaped the world as we know it. So not surprisingly, there is an almost infinite literature dealing with exploration and its effect over time. But the expedition itself, a culturally and...

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10
Aug
2011

Honours Information Session

Wednesday, 10th August 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  Interested in History Honours? Commencing in 2012 or 2013? An information session reviewing the application process and admission requirements will be held from 1-2pm on Wednesday 10 August 2011 in Seminar Room A, Coombs building. For...

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23
Jun
2011

Book launch of 'Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition'

Thursday, 23rd June 2011 - 5:30pm

Friends Lounge, National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Canberra RSVP by Friday 17 June 2011 to sonja.balaga@nma.gov.au or (02) 6208 5093   Join Professor Mandy Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Graduate...

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03
Jun
2011

Call for papers: Working for Women Symposium

Friday, 3rd June 2011 - 5:00pm

  The Working for Women: Experiences, Relationships and Cultural Representation in Pre-Modern Europe is one-day multidisciplinary symposium that will explore the experiences, relationships and representation of work for women in pre-industrial...

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01
Jun
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Politics of Reconciliation: the constituent power of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Australia

Wednesday, 1st June 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU   Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Politics of Reconciliation: The Constituent Power of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Australia Dr Andrew Schaap, University of Exeter (paper co-authored by Dr Paul ...

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25
May
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Crime, Astrology, & Human Variation in Seventeenth-Century England

Wednesday, 25th May 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU   Crime, Astrology, & Human Variation in Seventeenth-Century England Dr Mark Dawson, School of History, ANU I came to this topic after examining a century’s worth of newspaper advertisements for...

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18
May
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - The Diplomacy of Krill

Wednesday, 18th May 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU   The Diplomacy of Krill: negotiating the exploitation of Antarctic resources in the 1970s   Alessandro Antonello, School of History, ANU In May 1980, after six years of discussions and negotiations,...

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12
May
2011

Book launch of Minoru Hokari's "Gurindji Journey: A Japanese Historian in the Outback".

Thursday, 12th May 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

ANU Co-op Bookshop, Bldg 17, Union Court RSVP by 5pm, May 10 to anu@coop-bookshop.com.au or (02) 6249 6244           Please see the attached invitation here for further details.

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12
May
2011

2011 Hokari Scholarship Award Presentation

Thursday, 12th May 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

ANU University Book Co-op.     The 2011 Hokari Scholarship winner is Associate Professor Glen Stasiuk from Murdoch University.    Associate Professor Stasiuk's project is ‘The first five years of settlement in Perth [...

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04
May
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Family Matters?

Wednesday, 4th May 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU   Family Matters? The Dominion High Commissioners in Wartime Britain, 1938-42   Dr Kent Fedorowich, University of West England, Bristol     The demands of the Second World War had long-term...

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27
Apr
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Combined History Seminar

Wednesday, 27th April 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences – College of Asia & the Pacific Summitry: History, Theory and Prospects   Professor David Reynolds, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge   This...

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11
Apr
2011

SCHOOL OF HISTORY HDR INDUCTION

Monday, 11th April 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Newly enrolled HDR students are strongly urged to attend the School of History's induction. This will occur shortly after the College induction and focus on the requirements and resources specific to students studying in the School. Details of HIST...

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11
Apr
2011

CASS New HDR Student Induction

Monday, 11th April 2011 - 9:30am - 11:45am

CASS New HDR Student Induction Sir Roland Wilson Building - Conference Room 1.02 11 April 2011 9.30 to 11.30 Details for the Induction Program will be released shortly.

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06
Apr
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - The lust of the eye and thrill of the flesh

Wednesday, 6th April 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU    ‘The lust of the eye and the thrill of the flesh’  Professor Jill Matthews, School of Cultural Inquiry, ANU     In this paper, I want to sketch something of the...

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30
Mar
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Mélusine, crusade and Burgundian engagement with the east

Wednesday, 30th March 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU   Mélusine, crusade, and Burgundian engagement with the East during the long fifteenth century   Dr Tania Colwell, School of History, ANU   The legend of Mélusine, the fairy serpent...

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23
Mar
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - The four fathers of Australia

Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU   The four fathers of Australia: Baz Luhrmann’s depiction of Aboriginal history and paternity in the Northern Territory   Dr Shino Konishi, Australian Centre for Indigenous History, ANU   Baz...

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16
Dec
2010

What happened next? The Oxford DNB, 2005-2010

Thursday, 16th December 2010 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

‘What happened next? The Oxford DNB, 2005-2010’   Dr Philip Carter Publication Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, University of Oxford   Thursday 16 December, 10.30-12.00pm Hedley Bull...

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10
Dec
2010

Launch - Australian Archaeologial Association/Annual Meeting

Friday, 10th December 2010 - 5:00pm - Tuesday, 14th December 2010 - 3:30pm

You are invited to the launch of the Australian Indigenous Archaeologists Association on the 10 December at the Australian Archaeological Associations annual meeting to be held in Batemans Bay 10-14 December 2010. All are invited to attend - 5pm...

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06
Dec
2010

Celebrate the life of Professor Emerita Beryl Rawson

Monday, 6th December 2010 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Celebrate the life of  Professor Emerita Beryl Rawson Monday 6 December 2010 10:30am for an 11:00am start  light refreshments to be served at the end of proceedings CASS Student Centre  (Ground Floor, Beryl Rawson Building) The...

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04
Nov
2010

Book Launch - Dust and Dreams: Mining Communities in South-East New South Wales

Thursday, 4th November 2010 - 5:45pm - 6:30pm

Join the Paperchain Bookstore to celebrate the release of Dust and Dreams by Barry McGowan (published by UNSW Press) To be launched by:  Emeritus Professor John Molony   When: 5.45 for 6pm, Thursday, November 4, 2010 Where: Paperchain...

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04
Nov
2010

The Seven Dwarfs and the Age of the Mandarins 1940s-1960s

Thursday, 4th November 2010 - 9:00am - Friday, 5th November 2010 - 5:00pm

You are invited to join the National Centre of Biography at its conference on 4-5 November 2010 on Australia's leading public servants in the post war period.  Many of the men were physically diminutive and were known collectively as the 'Seven...

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25
Oct
2010

National Environmental History PhD Workshop

Monday, 25th October 2010 - 9:00am - Friday, 29th October 2010 - 5:00pm

This biennial event has been running since 2002 and the fifth workshop will take place on 25-29 October 2010. It brings 16-20 doctoral students from around Australia and New Zealand for an intensive one-week teaching workshop on environmental...

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24
Sep
2010

The Life of Information - One Day Symposium

Friday, 24th September 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

A one-day symposium on the design and use of online dictionaries, encyclopedias and collections. Graduate students who use online resources in their research, or are interested in the future of digital scholarship in the humanities and social...

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13
Sep
2010

Using Lives: a postgraduate workshop in biography

Monday, 13th September 2010 - 9:00am - Friday, 17th September 2010 - 5:00pm

For the past five years, the National Museum of Australia's Centre for Historical Research and the Australian National University's National Centre of Biography, School of History and Humanities Research Centre, have collaborated in hosting 'Using...

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07
Sep
2010

Book Launch - Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder and the Australian Imperial Force by Peter Stanley

Tuesday, 7th September 2010 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Peter Stanley's latest work, Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder and the Australian Imperial Force, provides a different view of the men who shaped the Anzac legend.  While some were virtuous, brave and selfless, Stanley's research,...

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07
Jul
2010

Conference - Thinking the Human in the Era of Enlightenment

Wednesday, 7th July 2010 - 9:00am - Friday, 9th July 2010 - 5:30pm

The eighteenth century was a formative era for European conceptions of human beings and human nature. This period saw a burgeoning quest for a science of man, and a philosophy of the human, which would incorporate developments in history,...

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19
May
2010

Colloquium on Professor Maynard's work

Wednesday, 19th May 2010 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Panel Discussion on Professor Maynard’s works. McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellows Road ANU Panel Members: Professor Ann McGrath, School of History (Chair) Dr Maria Nugent, Australian Centre for Indigenous History, ANU Dr Martin Thomas,...

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18
May
2010

A ride through time - Allan Martin Lecture 2010

Tuesday, 18th May 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Professor John Maynard’s 2010 Allan Martin Lecture will reflect upon his journey to the University as a mature age student, and will argue that an Indigenous perspective on Australian history and its practice is of critical importance. ...

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07
Dec
2009

Baz Luhrmann's Australia reviewed - an interdisciplinary conference on history, film and popular culture

Monday, 7th December 2009 - 9:00am - Tuesday, 8th December 2009 - 4:30pm

An interdisciplinary conference on history, film and popular culture. This conference is convened by Dr Shino Konishi from the Australian Centre for Indigenous History, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, and Dr Maria Nugent from the Centre for...

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01
Dec
2009

Between the Past and the Future: The Australian Dictionary of Biography

Tuesday, 1st December 2009 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Haydon Allen Theatre, ANU. More information: http://ncb.anu.edu.au/book/symposium-and-workshop-adb

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09
Nov
2009

Gender, Politics and Biography - Symposium

Monday, 9th November 2009 - 10:30am - 4:30pm

The National Centre of Biography in association with the Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, and the Museum of Australia Democracy Symposium Monday 9 November 10.30-4.30pm, Old Parliament House http://ncb.anu.edu.au/book/symposium-gender-...

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29
May
2009

History Honours Workshop

Friday, 29th May 2009 - 9:00am - Sunday, 31st May 2009 - 5:00pm

An intensive History Honours Workshop held in Canberra on the weekend of 29-31 May 2009 where historians at ANU will lead discussions on various aspects of research and thesis writing, and will provide you with the opportunity to join smaller groups...

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21
May
2009

Allan Martin Colloquium

Thursday, 21st May 2009 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Colloquium will be on Dr Ballantyne's work . The Panel will consist of Professor Ann Curthoys, University of Sydney, Professor Marilyn Lake, LaTrobe University and Dr Michael Mcdonnell, University of Sydney.

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19
May
2009

Allan Martin Lecture

Tuesday, 19th May 2009 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Coombs Lecture Theatre This years speaker is Dr Tony Ballantyne, University of Otago, and the topic is Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading: Communications & Colonisatioy. This event is followed by a reception in the Coombs Extension Foyer....

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27
Oct
2008

Environmental History PhD Workshop

Monday, 27th October 2008 - 9:00am - Friday, 31st October 2008 - 5:00pm

The History Program's fourth biennial Environmental History PhD workshop was held in Canberra on 27-31 October 2008. Fifteen doctoral students from Australia, New Zealand and England spent five days working intensively on issues in environmental...

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20
Oct
2008

Writing Indigenous History Workshop

Monday, 20th October 2008 - 9:00am - Friday, 24th October 2008 - 5:00pm

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22
May
2008

Allan Martin Colloquium: Cities, Exhibitions and Mexican Modernity

Thursday, 22nd May 2008 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

The panel for the 2008 Allan Martin Colloqium will consist of Professor Barry Carr (La Trobe University), Louise Douglas (National Museum of Australia), Dr Melinda Harvey (Australain National University).  

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20
May
2008

2008 Allan Martin Lecture: Around 1919 and in Mexico City

Tuesday, 20th May 2008 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This year's Allan Martin Lecture will be presented by Professor Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo from the University of Chicago. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Coombs Extension Foyer.

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11
Oct
2007

History Program One Day Symposium

Thursday, 11th October 2007 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

This Symposium was held over one day for all History program staff and students to discuss current projects and receive feed-back from fellow colleagues.

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03
Sep
2007

Using Lives Workshop

Monday, 3rd September 2007 - 9:00am - Friday, 7th September 2007 - 5:00pm

Using Lives is a postgraduate workshop on biography. All sessions were held at the National Museum of Australia.

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29
Aug
2007

Aboriginal History Book Launch

Wednesday, 29th August 2007 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The axe had never sounded by John Mulvaney, Aboriginal History Monograph 14.

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17
May
2007

2007 Allan Martin Colloquium

Thursday, 17th May 2007 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Panel Discussion on Professor Inglis's book Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape. Panel Members: Professor Joy Damousi (University of Melbourne), Dr Peter Stanley (National Museum of Australia) and Professor Jay Winter (Yale...

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15
May
2007

2007 Allan Martin Memorial Lecture: Speechmaking in Australian History

Tuesday, 15th May 2007 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Professor Ken Inglis will be presenting on the topic of: Speechmaking in Australian History. This event is followed by a reception in the Coombs Extension Foyer

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03
May
2007

Aboriginal History Volume 30 Book Launch

Thursday, 3rd May 2007 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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26
Jul
2006

Transnational Lives/ Biography Across Boundaries

Wednesday, 26th July 2006 - 9:00am - Friday, 28th July 2006 - 5:00pm

This conference was convened by Professor Desley Deacon, History Program, Dr Penny Russell, University of Sydney and Professor Angela Woollacott, Macquarie University. The conference covered what difference does it make to biography and to history...

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03
Jul
2006

Genres of History

Monday, 3rd July 2006 - 9:00am - Friday, 7th July 2006 - 5:00pm

This conference was hosted by The Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW) and The Australian National University. The organising committee was Elanor Hancock, Anthea Hyslop, Paul Pickering and Tim Rowse. The conference consisted of 68 AHA conference...

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03
Jul
2006

Heads of History Conference

Monday, 3rd July 2006 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Heads of History Conference was held over one day and was a closed session for Heads only (or their representatives). The meeting was convened by Tom Griffiths and Tim Rowse.

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08
Jun
2006

History Program One Day Symposium

Thursday, 8th June 2006 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

This Symposium was held over one day for all History program staff and students to discuss current projects and receive feed-back from fellow colleagues.

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01
Jun
2006

Our Community: A Great Place to be

Thursday, 1st June 2006 - 10:00am - Sunday, 30th July 2006 - 5:00pm

National Museum of Australia, and touring NSW later in the year - Curated by Frances Peters-Little of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History in collaboration with staff at the National Museum of Australia, this significant photography...

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09
May
2006

2006 Allan Martin Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, 9th May 2006 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Labor's Part in Australian History: a Lament (PDF 60KB) presented by Dr John Hirst. Copies of the talk are available by contacting history@coombs.anu.edu.au

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06
Feb
2006

Using Lives: a postgraduate workshop in biography

Monday, 6th February 2006 - 9:00am - Friday, 10th February 2006 - 5:00pm

The ADB, History and Humanities Research Centre convened a workshop for postgraduate students working in biography and life history. This workshop provided a forum in which students working on aspects of biography can discuss, reflect on, and debate...

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01
Sep
2005

Exchanging Histories

Thursday, 1st September 2005 - 9:00am - Monday, 5th September 2005 - 5:00pm

A five-day workshop organised by the Australian Centre for Indigenous History in collaboration with the Goolarri Media Enterprises and the National Museum of Australia. The workshop investigated Indigenous Australian historical practices, identified...

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01
Sep
2005

Civil Society, Religion and Global Governance: Paradigms of Power and Persuasion

Thursday, 1st September 2005 - 9:00am - Friday, 2nd September 2005 - 5:00pm

A two-day international conference convened by Dr Helen James, and supported by AUSAID, the Canadian High Commission and many departments of the ANU.

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30
Jun
2005

History Through A Lens: Exhibition and Symposium

Thursday, 30th June 2005 - 9:00am - Friday, 1st July 2005 - 5:00pm

Convened by Frances Peters-Little, the symposium included photographers and filmmakers, performers, academics, museum professionals and community representatives.

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05
Apr
2005

2005 Allan Martin Memorial Lecture: Writing histories of difference: new histories of nation and empire

Tuesday, 5th April 2005 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Writing histories of difference: new histories of nation and empire presented by Professor Catherine Hall University College, London.

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01
Dec
2004

Talking and Listening in the Age of Modernity

Wednesday, 1st December 2004 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

A one-day conference convened by Professor Desley Deacon and Professor Joy Damousi (University of Melbourne). Scholars from throughout Australia used this interdisciplinary one-day conference to explore the cultural meanings of the auditory and its...

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25
Oct
2004

Environmental History PhD Workshop

Monday, 25th October 2004 - 9:00am - Friday, 29th October 2004 - 5:00pm

The second biennial national workshop in Environmental History held over five days with 16 doctoral students from around Australia and featuring scholars from the University of Technology, Sydney (Assoc-Prof Heather Goodall), the University of...

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04
May
2004

Inaugural Allan Martin Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, 4th May 2004 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In Search of the 'Actual Man Underneath': A.W. Martin and the Art of Biography by Dr Inga Clendinnen, Historian and Author, 4 May 2004. Copies of the talk are available by contacting hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

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