History Seminar series

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School of History

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Past events

Allan Martin week seminar – David Farber: The Crack Cocaine Years: From Deviant Globalisation to the “get Money” Culture of Late 20th Century America

15 May 2019

Crack explores the history of the young men who bet their lives on the rewards of selling “rock” cocaine, the people who gave themselves over to the crack pipe...

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Andrea Gaynor (UWA): Last Child in the Bush? Australian Children and Urban Wild Nature, 1965-2000

8 May 2019

In 1886 Frederick McCubbin painted Lost, an image that distilled a range of settler anxieties into the figure of a child lost in the Australian bush. Just over...

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Aditya Balasubramanian (ANU): Rethinking the Cold War in the Decolonising World: Indian Libertarians and the Afterlives of Anti-Colonial Thought

1 May 2019

Studies of decolonization have tended to privilege dominant narratives centred around the thought and practice of founding fathers of newly independent nation-...

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Rhianne Grieve (ANU): Conceptions of Harmony in Early British Socialism

24 Apr 2019

Conceptions of harmony have played a pivotal role in the history of political thought. The Pythagorean idea of the ‘music of the spheres’, denoting the perfect...

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Will Scates Frances (ANU): Faces of Nature– The Race Thinking of Charles Pickering on the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

3 Apr 2019

Charles Pickering (1805-1878) left the East Coast of the United States in 1838 a naturalist. He returned in 1842 a race scientist. My thesis, and this seminar...

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Henning Trüper (University of Helsinki): Challenges of Deep Time to Historical Theory and Vice Versa

27 Mar 2019

  This paper will discuss some of the challenges notions of deep time – more specifically, the deep human past – pose to the ways in which the discipline of...

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Mark Dawson (ANU): Race: The Early Modern English Case

20 Mar 2019

In some ways, this paper makes for a kind of pre-submission seminar.Manchester University Press will soon publish my second monograph, Bodies complexioned....

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Hans Renders (University of Groningen): Biography and Microhistory

13 Mar 2019

'History from below’ does not necessarily lead to ideologically-committed historiography. As long as the perspective from below is approached methodologically...

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