History Seminar series


School of History

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Past events

(Re)Mining Makatea: Making Histories Out of Pacific Phosphate

10 Oct 2018

The twentieth-century environmental history of French Polynesia can be defined by either la bombe or la pelle. While the former has stirred the indignation of...

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The Search for a Science of Society in France, 1746-1858: Between the Physical and the Metaphysical

3 Oct 2018

The idea of a science of society was first conceived during the French Revolution. With roots in the philosophical ideas and universalist aspirations of the...

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Undeniable: Denying the Stolen Generations and the Holocaust in Australia

26 Sep 2018

Between 1910 and the 1970 around 1 in 10 Indigenous children were separated from their families in Australia. Collectively known as the Stolen Generations, the...

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Redcoats transported: British soldiers transported to the Australian colonies 1788-1868

19 Sep 2018

Redcoats transported: British soldiers transported to the Australian colonies 1788-1868   My project investigates the experience of about 6,500 serving...

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Beyond borders: historical approaches to the 'literary expatriate' in New Zealand and Australia

29 Aug 2018

In this Seminar Series presenter is Dr Helen Bones from Western Sydney University. Her topic is "Beyond borders: historical approaches to the 'literary...

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Backing Little Britain: The Distempers of Empire’s End

22 Aug 2018

Professor Stuart Ward from the University of Copenhagen will be the speaker at our Wednesday Seminar Series on 22 August 4:15pm in the MacDonald Room of the...

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The Empire Has No Clothes: Naked Imaginings, Colonial Obsessions - Philippa Levine

16 Aug 2018

If clothing can be said to have political and cultural meaning, then the same must surely be true of its absence.  In the European empires, where the...

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Civilisational Heritage and Hierarchies: Historicising Australian (Phil)Hellenism/s

15 Aug 2018

Dr Andonis Piperoglou is a historian who focuses on migration, race, and settler-colonialism in the early twentieth century. Andonis completed his dissertation...

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"I suppose we must comply": Australia and International Sanctions against Rhodesia,1965-72

8 Aug 2018

Matthew Jordan is Assistant Director of the Historical Research Section in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has published mostly in the area of...

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