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The Allan Martin lecture


Allan Martin (1926-2002) was an intellectual, institutional, and social pioneer whose career as a historian spanned the second half of the 20th Century. When most Australians went to England for their postgraduate work, he chose ANU, where he was the first doctoral student in History in the Research School of Social Sciences. He accepted the Foundation chair in History at LaTrobe University in 1966 and returned to RSSS as a senior fellow in 1973.

The Allan Martin Lecturer will be a distinguished scholar whose work is relevant to Allan's intellectual, institutional and social interests to the History Program to give a public lecture, present a seminar and conduct a workshop for PhD students.

Previous speakers:

2017: Professor David Armitage
Civil Wars: A History in Ideas
Podcast of event is available through the ANU Arts & Social Science Soundcloud account


2016: Professor Joy Damousi
Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: Past, Present, Future
Podcast of event is available through the ANU Arts & Social Science Soundcloud account


2015: Professor Joanna Bourke
"Going Ballistic": A New History of Aggression


2014: Professor Bruce Scates
“When the War Comes Home”: Recovering the Forgotten Stories of 1914-1919


2013: Professor Carolyn Steedman
Living with the Dead: My time with a Stocking Maker in the Era of Luddism
Hardcopy of talk is available from the School of History


 

 

 

2012: Professor Grace Karskens
Shifting the shape of Australian history: Convicts, the early colonial period and the making of Australia
Youtube video of talk available here
Hardcopy of talk is available from the School of History


 

 

 

2011: Professor Annette Gordon-Reed
Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Podcast of Talk available here
Hardcopy of talk is available from the School of History


 

 

 

2010: Professor John Maynard
A Ride Through Time
Hardcopy no longer available
pdf available here


 

 

 

2009: Dr Tony Ballantyne
Speaking, Listening, Writing, Reading: Communications & Colonisation
Hardcopy of Talk available from the School of History


 

 

 

2008: Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo
Mexico in 1919
Podcast of talk available here
Hardcopy of Talk available from the School of History


 

 

 

2007: Ken Inglis
Speechmaking in Australian History
Podcast available here
Hardcopy of Talk available from the School of History


 

 

 

2006: John Hirst
Labor's Part in Australian History: A Lament
Hardcopy of Talk available from the School of History


 

 

 

2005: Catherine Hall
Writing histories of difference: new histories of nation and empire
Hardcopy of Talk available from the School of History


 

 

 

2004: Inga Clendinnen
In Search of the 'Actual Man Underneath': A.W. Martin and the Art of Biography
Hardcopy of Talk available from the School of History


 

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