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25
Nov
‘14

Congratulations to Professor Angela Woollacott

Congratulations to Professor Angela Woollacott who has been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities. This is a great honour and a recognition of Angela’s very significant contributions to Australian historical writing. For further...

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13
Nov
‘14

Congratulations to Carolyn Strange and Mary-Anne Jebb in the 2015 ARC round!

Congratulations to Carolyn Strange and Mary-Anne Jebb in the 2015 ARC round! Carolyn Strange is a Lead CI in a Discovery Grant that she and colleagues from Griffith and UQ will undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis on sexual offending in a...

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13
Nov
‘14

Tom Griffiths' essay 'Weather and Mind Games: Why can't we talk about climate change?' has been selected for publication in The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

Tom Griffiths' essay 'Weather and Mind Games: Why can't we talk about climate change?' has been selected for publication in The Best Australian Science Writing 2014 (ed. Ashley Hay, UNSW Press) launched on 6 November by David Gonski...

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28
Oct
‘14

Message from Mungo wins UN film award

  A film co-produced by Professor Ann McGrath has won the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia media award for promotion of Indigenous recognition. Message from Mungo, produced by McGrath from the ANU Centre for Indigenous History and...

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08
Sep
‘14

Congratulations Ann McGrath: Film 'Message from Mungo' shortlisted in the Atom Awards

Congratulations to the School of History's Ann McGrath; Co-Director and Producer of the film Message from Mungo, shortlisted in the Atom Awards. Public screenings of the film will be held at the Palace Electric Cinema on the 19th and 21st...

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15
Aug
‘14

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

Around the turn of the nineteenth century Robinson Crusoe turns up remarkably often in material dealing with the emerging Australian colonies. The call to adventure and do-it-yourself guide to settlement in Daniel Defoe's novel resonated...

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04
Aug
‘14

School of History welcomes two new members of staff

We are delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the School of History: Dr Patricia O’Brien and Dr Ben Mercer. Dr Patricia (Patty) O’Brien was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in 2013  and took up residence in the School in...

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28
Jul
‘14

School of History professor new president of AHA

The Australian Historical Association elected ANU Manning Clark Professor of History, Dr Angela Woollacott, as new president at their Annual General Meeting in July. Professor Woollacott feels honoured to be able to support her discipline in this...

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24
Jul
‘14

ANU PhD scholars to participate in global humanities collaboration

CASS PhD students Emily Soper and Annemarie McLaren have been chosen to participate in a new project aimed at increasing collaboration in the humanities. The project, Integrating the Humanities across National Boundaries, funded by the Andrew W...

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21
Jul
‘14

'A History of Canberra' by Nicholas Brown reviewed by SMH

'A History of Canberra' opens with an anecdote concerning 19-year-old James Brown, convicted of assault and theft in Edinburgh in 1834, being assigned as a convict labourer to the owner of Lanyon. James Brown graduated to being a ticket-of-...

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