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27
Sep
2017

Into the maelstrom: historicising the Southern Ocean

Wednesday, 27th September 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

The Southern Ocean is the most remote, physically challenging, and least known of the world’s oceans. Its surface winds, ice and fog frame heroic narratives of maritime and Antarctic exploration, and its depths are the domain of the ocean...

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23
Aug
2017

Seminar Wk 5: Problematic Nationalism: When did Australia discover its Australianness?

Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Australian nationalism is a riddle. While 1 January 1901 serves as a neat starting point for an etiological myth, the historical record is clear, Federation was a celebration of Britishness. It did not mark Australia’s emotional separation...

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16
Aug
2017

Seminar Wk 4: Seeing the Wonder Trick in Histories of the Moving Image

Wednesday, 16th August 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

A train rushes towards you. Do you dodge in fear? Or do you dodge in knowing, performing an act of fear because that is what people do when they watch the film The Arrival of a Train at Le Ciotat Station (1895)? Whether the first film audiences were...

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31
May
2017

'History and the Present' David Armitage Workshop - Allan Martin

Wednesday, 31st May 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Historians have traditionally had three ethical responsibilities--to the past, the present and the future. Since the nineteenth century, professional historians have increasingly abandoned their duty to the future, focused their attention on the...

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24
May
2017

The Crowd in the Thatcher Revolution: Margaret Thatcher’s rise to the conservative party leadership & aspects of her popular support

Wednesday, 24th May 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

The Thatcher Government appears as a political behemoth to contemporary observers looking back on a period of policy and social change still reverberating through western democracies. ‘Thatcherism’ became a synonym for the neoliberal...

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26
Apr
2017

Risky Performances: Reconciliation, Frontier Violence, and Imagined Refoundings

Wednesday, 26th April 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

In contemporary settler societies reconciliation has emerged as a potent and alluring form of utopian politics. This paper, drawn from Penny's new book 'Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation: Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and...

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29
Mar
2017

Utopias: Retrospective and Prospective

Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

The 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia in December 1516 has provided scholars with a fitting opportunity to revisit this classic work. Social critique, biting satire, or political philosophy: however one interprets...

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08
Mar
2017

The mysteries of Mademoiselle de Botidoux

Wednesday, 8th March 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

When Thomas Jefferson arrived in Paris in 1784, he placed his daughter Martha in the boarding school of the prestigious abbey of Panthemont, where she became friends with a young Frenchwoman called Marie-Hyacinthe de Botidoux. Following the...

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01
Mar
2017

“A Peace of Sorts”: A Cultural History of the Belfast Agreement, 1998-2007

Wednesday, 1st March 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Eamonn McNamara will present his MPhil thesis on the 1998 Belfast or Good Friday Agreement (GFA), a political agreement in Northern Ireland which offered the chance to end the thirty year conflict in Northern Ireland known as ‘the Troubles....

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22
Feb
2017

‘Now is the Psychological Moment’— Earle Page and the Imagining of Australia

Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Stephen Wilks will present his thesis on the remarkable but little-studied Earle Christmas Grafton Page (1880-1961) – Country Party leader, Treasurer, Prime Minister and perhaps the most extraordinary visionary to hold high public office in...

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26
Oct
2016

Documenting Australia’s External Relations: Papua New Guinea and Nauru

Wednesday, 26th October 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Studying the paths to independence of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nauru, as documented in the National Archives of Australia, offers a distinctive perspective on Australia’s role as administering power of external territories for which it had...

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19
Oct
2016

Aboriginal Australians and the First World War Home Front

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Port Lincoln Aboriginal personality known as "Black Fanny" with members of the Armed Services and other local residents during the 1914–18 War (State Library of South Australia, B27552). In recent decades there has been an...

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12
Oct
2016

Murder, Sex and the Death Penalty in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada: A Preliminary Inquiry

Wednesday, 12th October 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Toronto Globe and Mail, 15 March 1927, report of the judgement of the Court of Appeal of Ontario that set aside the death sentence imposed on William McCathern for rape. The ‘sex criminal’, with the possible exception of ‘the...

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05
Oct
2016

Christian Complexions in Seventeenth-Century England

Wednesday, 5th October 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

E. Pagitt, Heresiography (1662 edition), p.244. I suggest the pulpit was a crucial medium for promoting understanding of physical difference. From it, divines routinely engaged with the Galenic paradigm, which reckoned that human physiology...

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28
Sep
2016

General Leonard Wood and the Politics of Empire, War and Peace in the United States

Wednesday, 28th September 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Leonard Wood won fame at the sharp end of the American Empire – first with Theodore Roosevelt in Cuba during the Spanish American War and then in the Philippines as Governor of  Moro Province, where he led the brutal suppression of an...

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21
Sep
2016

A Third Perspective between Colonialism and Nationalism: Inter-Colonial Health Governing Schemes of the League of Nations’ Far Eastern Rural Hygiene Conference, Bandung 1937

Wednesday, 21st September 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Shortly after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, the League of Nations held the Far Eastern Rural Hygiene Conference in Bandung, which was hosted by the Dutch East Indies government, between 3–13 August 1937. The conference of 1937 has...

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14
Sep
2016

Interconnected Oligarchy: The New South Wales Labor Party and the Trade Unions from 1910 to 1939

Wednesday, 14th September 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

The period from 1910 to 1939 was one of the most turbulent chapters in New South Wales (NSW) labour history. It was defined by intense ideological conflict, winner-take-all factional warfare, widespread accusations of corruption, and multiple Labor...

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31
Aug
2016

The Puzzle of the 1944 Referendum on Reconstruction

Wednesday, 31st August 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Faced with an unprecedented threat to national security during the Second World War, the Commonwealth government assumed extraordinary powers. These extended beyond the military effort to the measures required to equip and sustain it: there were...

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24
Aug
2016

School of History Seminar Week 6: Picturing Democracy: Telling the Story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Electoral Education

Wednesday, 24th August 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

You can have your say’ poster card, 1979 AIATSIS call number: Rpf HOW In 1961 the Menzies’s government extended the commonwealth electoral franchise to all adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. While some Indigenous...

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17
Aug
2016

The Trial of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson: New Zealand’s Colonial Justice and Indigenous Resistance in 1930s Sāmoa

Wednesday, 17th August 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

This is a seminar about the extraordinary 1933–1934 trial of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson in Apia. The trial was the culmination of a harsh campaign of exile and public disgrace waged against the Sāmoan nationalist leader by conservative New...

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10
Aug
2016

Stalin’s Defectors: How Red Army Soldiers Became Hitler’s Collaborators, 1941–1945

Wednesday, 10th August 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

German propaganda flyer dropped over Soviet lines in order to increase desertion across the frontline. The question of Red Army soldiers crossing the line to the Germans during the German-Soviet war of 1941–1945 has long obsessed...

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03
Aug
2016

School of History Seminar Week 3: Closed Stranger Adoption and Māori (1955–1985): Violence, Sex, and Race

Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Matron with babies at Bethany Home, Wellington, NZ, 1969. [Source]. Between 1955 and 1985 over 80,000 children in New Zealand were adopted. The majority of these children were adopted under the State-sanctioned practice of ‘closed stranger...

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27
Jul
2016

School of History Seminar Week 2: Haunting Biology: The Scientific Collection of Blood and Bones in Indigenous Australia

Wednesday, 27th July 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

One Canberra night in 2009, an Aboriginal poet was haunted by a dead comparative anatomist who cut through her body with a scalpel. This article takes a leap of faith to consider this not as a freak event but as a reflection of the general condition...

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20
Jul
2016

School of History Seminar Week 1: Not Passing - Shapeshifting: Reflections on Racial Plasticity

Wednesday, 20th July 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Not Passing — Shapeshifting: Reflections on Racial Plasticity Wednesday 20 July 2016 4:15–5:30pm School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Paul Spickard, University of California, Santa Barbara McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU...

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24
Jun
2016

Emerging Scholars, New Research: Labour History in Canberra

Friday, 24th June 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Following on from the success of last year’s event, we will be holding a second Emerging Scholars, New Research: Labour History in Canberra seminar in conjunction with the School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts...

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14
Jun
2016

Professor Ira B. Nadel: Russian Woolf: Virginia Woolf and Russia

Tuesday, 14th June 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

A presentation on Woolf’s involvement with Russian culture and ideas in her life and writing. Notably, her attempt at Russian translations with an émigré translator, later published by the Hogarth Press. Professor Ira B. Nadel...

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25
May
2016

Wild Science: Conservation Biology in South Africa’s National Parks, 1900–2000

Wednesday, 25th May 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

A School of History Seminar presented in conjunction with the Fenner School of Environment & Society (CMBE) Speaker: Jane Carruthers, University of South Africa After a broad overview of the changing directions in conservation science in South...

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24
May
2016

Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia

Tuesday, 24th May 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Discussion of New Book - followed by a reception concluding at 6pm Illicit  Love  is  a  history  of  love,  sex, and  marriage  between Indigenous peoples and settler citizens at the heart of two...

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18
May
2016

A Secular State? Church, State and the Early Colonial Australian Polity

Wednesday, 18th May 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

St Matthew's Anglican Church Samuel Marsden's parish in Windsor Drawing on recent theorists and critics of the notion of ‘secularisation’, such as Charles Taylor, this paper seeks to delineate the ways in which the relations...

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11
May
2016

School of History Seminar: Slow Catastrophes: Living with Drought in Australia

Wednesday, 11th May 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Mulching prickly pear to feed to cattle in NSW during drought in the 1930s. (National Library of Australia, Fairfax glass plate negatives, obj-161051760) Climate and weather, both in their consistency and their variability are important players...

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04
May
2016

School of History Seminar Week 10: Panel Discussion: The Work of Professor Joy Damousi

Wednesday, 4th May 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Speakers Frank Bongiorno: Labour, Social History and Psychoanalysis Angela Woollacott: Gender Joan Beaumont: War Amanda Laugesen: Language and Sound Nicholas Brown: Immigration       Professor Joy Damousi Joy Damousi, the Allan...

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27
Apr
2016

School of History Seminar Week 9: English Women and the Late Nineteenth-Century Open Spaces Movement

Wednesday, 27th April 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

During the second half of the nineteenth century, England became the most industrialised and urbanised nation on earth. It was also land-hungry, with an expanding population driving housing developments on any available space. Beginning in 1865 with...

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20
Apr
2016

School of History Seminar Week 8: Expeditionary Anthropology: Travel, Teamwork and the ‘Science of Man’

Wednesday, 20th April 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

  Members of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land at Fish Creek, Arnhem Land, in October 1948. Those in the photo are Jiramul, Namirki, Tjerapu, Meraitji, Wilira, Wundu-lu-unga, Gunuwulma, Miriri, Militj, Joshua,...

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30
Mar
2016

History Seminar Week 7: 'These are just a few examples of our daily oppressions’: Speaking and Listening to Homosexuality in Australian’s Royal Commission on Human Relationships, 1974–1977

Wednesday, 30th March 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

  Mike Clohesy and Peter de Waal, CAMP NSW demonstration at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, 19 October 1975 (Peter de Waal papers, State Library of NSW, MLMSS 6089) The Royal Commission on Human Relationships was an initiative of the...

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16
Mar
2016

School of History Seminar Week 5: ‘British to the core’: Australian Commodities and the Cultural Economy of the ‘White’ Empire, 1926–1939

Wednesday, 16th March 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

After World War One, Australia embarked on a series of marketing campaigns to sell more of their produce to the British. In metropolitan store windows, in newspapers, and on streamers fluttering from the sides of London buses, British consumers...

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09
Mar
2016

School of History Seminar Week 4: Chambers of Commerce, Globalisation and the Political Economy of the Commonwealth of Nations, 1945-1975

Wednesday, 9th March 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

This paper explores the demise of a conception of the British Empire/Commonwealth of Nations as a coherent trading unit amongst business elites from 1945 to 1975. It does so through the prism of a previously neglected pan-imperial, later pan-...

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02
Mar
2016

Orbiting the Anglo-Antipodean World of Welfare: William Beveridge and Social Security

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

William and Janet Beveridge, On and Off the Platform Under the Southern Cross (Wellington: Hicks, Smith & Wright, 1949), cover. William Beveridge accepted an invitation to deliver the inaugural De Carle Lectures at the University of Otago in...

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24
Feb
2016

History Seminar Week 2: Contesting 'the Ballarat cry': Alfred Deakin's Narrative of Trade and Race in the 1903 Federal Election Compaign

Wednesday, 24th February 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

  Evening News (Sydney), 10 December 1903 . How did the Australian people respond to Prime Minister Alfred Deakin’s ‘Ballarat cry’ of ‘fiscal peace and preferential trade for a white Australia’ that framed his...

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17
Feb
2016

School of History Seminar Week 1

Wednesday, 17th February 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

In this seminar environmental historian of the United States, Christof Mauch, introduces his project ‘Travels into America’s Nature and History’, which focuses on ten different places in the United States. Mauch zooms in and...

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28
Oct
2015

‘One of the very few socialists the College has ever had’: Don Dunstan’s Education in 1940s Adelaide

Wednesday, 28th October 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Don Dunstan was one of the most influential political figures in 20th-century Australia. Premier of South Australia between 1967–68 and 1970–79, he blazed a trail of reform, ending the gerrymandering that had guaranteed decades of...

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21
Oct
2015

Clergy, Colony and Empire: Anglican Clergy in Australia and the British World, 1788–1850

Wednesday, 21st October 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Joseph Backler (1813-95), 'St Thomas' Church, Port Macquarie, 1832-42', SLNSW ML/273 Anglican clergymen in the Australian colonies in their earliest years faced very particular challenges. Lacking relevant training, experience or...

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14
Oct
2015

Contumacious Nuns? Anger, Fear and the Reform of Religious Women in Late Medieval Germany

Wednesday, 14th October 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Nuns' choir, Cistercian monastery of Mariensee, c. 1220 - 1250 Contemporary accounts of introducing religious reform into women's monastic communities in fifteenth-century Germany record nuns’ often fierce, and sometimes violent,...

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07
Oct
2015

Between the Old World and the New: C. F. Volney and the Politics of Travel Writing in France, 1780–1803

Wednesday, 7th October 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

For centuries, depictions of the wider world have been important to the self-understanding of Europeans. During the Age of Enlightenment in the eighteenth century, in particular, the process of gathering information about peoples and places beyond...

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30
Sep
2015

Sir John Crawford and the Australian National University

Wednesday, 30th September 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

In 1959 the secretary of the Department of Trade, John Crawford (1910–1984), accepted an invitation to become Director of the Research School of Pacific Studies and Professor of Economics at the Australian National University. In Australia,...

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23
Sep
2015

Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian Women in the United States, 1910–1960

Wednesday, 23rd September 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

'I always find a visit to the United States exhilarating,’ wrote Dorothy Jenner in her autobiography. ‘They are light years ahead of us, sometimes on the wrong foot, but more often on the right one.’ For this Sydney-born...

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02
Sep
2015

‘Returning Home to Fight’: Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914–1918

Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

 Bristol and the War, 31 Oct.1914, p.1 One issue that migration historians have ignored as a fruitful field of endeavour is the experience of thousands of British-born migrants who either came back to the United Kingdom to enlist in British...

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26
Aug
2015

Royalists, Republicans, and Knights of the Realm: Debating Titles in Nineteenth-Century Australasia

Wednesday, 26th August 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Edmond Leighton, The Accolade (1901) Almost a decade after they were abolished, in 2009 knighthoods and damehoods returned to the New Zealand honours system. Five years later, in 2014, they were also restored in Australia, reversing a trend towards...

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19
Aug
2015

Je ne sais quoi: Finding France and the French in Australia, 1890–1914

Wednesday, 19th August 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Image: Paris House Menu, cover art, 1904 (private collection) Two days before Christmas in 1915, the Premier of New South Wales, W. A. Holman, spoke to a crowd of Australian and French patriots at the Australia Hotel. With confidence, he...

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05
Aug
2015

School of History Seminar Series Week 3

Wednesday, 5th August 2015 - 4:15pm - 6:30pm

Angas Downs/Anangu Ngura: A History in Place Wednesday 5 August 2015 4:15-5:30pm School of History Seminar Series Speaker:  Shannyn Palmer, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Myths and histories of...

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29
Jul
2015

School of History Seminar Week 2

Wednesday, 29th July 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

“The Silence of Daily Life [and] Aboriginal Voices”*: The Archaeology of Post-Contact Western Arnhem Land A 2008–2012 ARC Linkage Project “Baijini, Macassans, Balanda, and Bininj” sought to investigate how the...

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27
May
2015

The Hero and the Organiser: E. P. Thompson, Raphael Samuel, and the Uses of Biography

Wednesday, 27th May 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Sophie Scott-Brown, PhD Candidate, School of History and National Centre of Biography The histories of Edward Palmer Thompson (1924–1993) and Raphael Elkan Samuel (1934–1996) can be said to run...

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20
May
2015

Channelling George? Coral Lansbury, the Australian Ethos, The Legend and Arcady

Wednesday, 20th May 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Melanie Nolan, National Centre of Biography, School of History Coral Lansbury was among the early critics of Russel Ward for his concentration upon bush virtues and male “mateship” in his...

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13
May
2015

From Pardoning to Parole? Discretionary Justice in Progressive Era New York

Wednesday, 13th May 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Carolyn Strange, School of History By the turn of the twentieth century New York State led the world in introducing two hallmarks of modern penal administration: the indeterminate sentence and parole....

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06
May
2015

School of History Seminar: ‘Unnatural’: Pain and Childbirth, 1840s to the Present

Wednesday, 6th May 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College, University of London & ANU School of History Allan Martin Visitor 2015 This paper explores the rhetoric, performance, and practice of childbirth in the long-twentieth...

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29
Apr
2015

Historians and Lawyers—What Can We Learn from Each Other?

Wednesday, 29th April 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Justice Richard Button, NSW Supreme Court Wednesday 29 April 2015 4:15–5:30 pm It is not common for lawyers or judicial officers to think of themselves as historians.  Nor is it common for...

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22
Apr
2015

Enlightenment and Revolution

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series   Enlightenment and Revolution: The Role of Enlightenment Ideas in Shaping the French Revolutionary Factions (1780–1830) Speaker: Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton The democratic...

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01
Apr
2015

SOH Seminar Week 7: Discourses of Democracy: The Seizure of Speech in 1968

Wednesday, 1st April 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Ben Mercer, School of History   Contemporary observers of the student protests of 1968 in Western Europe invariably remarked upon the enormous outpouring of speech that characterised the revolt....

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25
Mar
2015

The Confectionery Kings: Robertson, Allen and Hoadley

Wednesday, 25th March 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series   Speaker: Jacqui Donegan, PhD Candidate, School of History Mainstream Australian historiography tends to regard confectionery as trivial and irrelevant. Yet, in the early to mid-20th century, Australia’s...

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18
Mar
2015

Reconstructing the Politics of Everyday Life, 1945–1990

Wednesday, 18th March 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Reconstructing the Politics of Everyday Life, 1945–1990 This paper turns to the surviving field-notes of English community studies from the mid-1940s to the late 1980s to ask how people understood the social and cultural changes of the post-...

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11
Mar
2015

Before the Astonished Gaze of Chooks: J.G. Crawford and a View of the World through Agriculture

Wednesday, 11th March 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Before the Astonished Gaze of Chooks: J.G. Crawford and a View of the World through Agriculture Speaker: Nicholas Brown, School of History, ANU The politics, economics, culture and myths of agriculture have played a...

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25
Feb
2015

Rethinking Australia's 1980s

Wednesday, 25th February 2015 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Frank Bongiorno, School of History, ANU The journalist and historian Paul Kelly characterised Australia’s 1980s as ‘the end of certainty’ but in some recent Australian political discourse...

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29
Oct
2014

From Sudan to Samoa: Imperial Culture and Legacies in New Zealand’s Rule over the Mandated Territory of Western Samoa

Wednesday, 29th October 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Patricia O’Brien, School of History, ANU The Black Saturday Massacre of December 1929 was the most notorious event in New Zealand’s rule of the Mandated Territory of Samoa. This seminar looks...

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22
Oct
2014

Colonies in the Slums: Toynbee Hall and Oxford House, 1884–1939

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

  School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Emily Duthie, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU In 1884, two centres of reformist effort were established in London’s East End for male university graduates of Oxford and Cambridge....

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15
Oct
2014

‘Taking the Long Journey’: Australian Women who Served with Allied Countries and Para-military Organisations during World War One

Wednesday, 15th October 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

  School of History Seminar Series ‘Taking the Long Journey’: Australian Women who Served with Allied Countries and Para-military Organisations during World War One Wednesday 15 Oct. 2014 4:15-5:30pm Speaker: Selena Williams,...

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08
Oct
2014

Message from Mungo – a film viewing and discussion

Wednesday, 8th October 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:45pm

School of History Seminar Series, supported by the CASS Reconciliation Action Plan Sub-Committee Speakers: Ann McGrath, ANU, and Andrew Pike, Ronin Films Special Time and Venue:          ...

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01
Oct
2014

The Greek Civil War and Child Refugees to Australia: The Cold War and Australian Internationalism in the 1940s

Wednesday, 1st October 2014 - 4:15pm - 6:30pm

School of History Seminar Series The Greek Civil War and Child Refugees to Australia: The Cold War and Australian Internationalism in the 1940s Speaker: Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne This paper explores the history of child removal to...

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24
Sep
2014

Managing Political Imperatives in War Time: Strategic Responses of Philips in Australia, 1939–1945

Wednesday, 24th September 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Pierre van der Eng, Research School of Management, CBE, ANU In 1926, the Dutch multi-national electronics enterprise Philips established a subsidiary company in Australia to sell imported Philips products....

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03
Sep
2014

‘A very timid start’?: The Sydney French Club, 1885–1893

Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Les Hetherington, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU In March 1893 visiting author Robert Louis Stevenson said of Sydney’s Cosmopolitan Club, founded in January 1885 as the French Association, and...

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27
Aug
2014

Remembering Camelot... Hal Foster's 'Prince Valiant'

Wednesday, 27th August 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Remembering Camelot… Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant: As a body of work, Foster’s Prince Valiant celebrates the paradoxical. Essentially modernist in its oeuvre, the strip is set in the ‘days of King Arthur’. ...

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20
Aug
2014

The Silken Cord: Contemporaneous Australian 20th-Century Political Biography and Its Meaning

Wednesday, 20th August 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

The Silken Cord: Contemporaneous Australian 20th-Century Political Biography & Its Meaning Wednesday 20 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Christine Wallace, PhD candidate, School of History, ANU McDonald Room,...

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13
Aug
2014

The Activist and the Passivist: G. M. Trevelyan, Lytton Strachey and the Myth of the Great War

Wednesday, 13th August 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday 13 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Alastair MacLachlan, Humanities Research Centre, ANU McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU As we celebrate the centenary of August 1914, this paper seeks to explore what...

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12
Aug
2014

The Appeal to Honour and the Decision for War

Tuesday, 12th August 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday 12 August 3.00pm Dr Robin Archer, London School of Economics Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre 1.04 (Bldg 9) ANU This paper marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. In Australia, the arrival of the war often seems to be...

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06
Aug
2014

Collaboration and Methods: Behind the Scenes in Researching the Long History of Drought Assistance in Australia

Wednesday, 6th August 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Rebecca Jones, Karen Downing and Blake Singley will pull the curtain on their recent forays into an interesting mix of methods and sources that together, they hope, will add new dimensions to the long history of government drought assistance in...

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23
Jul
2014

School of History Weekly Seminars

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 - 4:15pm - Wednesday, 29th October 2014 - 5:30pm

The Programme for the School of History regular seminar series is available here

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23
Jul
2014

Kim Doyle: Archipelagos of Peace: An Oral History of Australian Peacekeeping in Bougainville, East Timor and Solomon Islands 1997–2006

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

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23
Jul
2014

School of History Seminar Schedule Semester 2, 2014

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 - 4:15pm - Wednesday, 29th October 2014 - 5:30pm

Seminar Schedule Semester 2 2014

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18
Jun
2014

Magna Carta and the Victorians

Wednesday, 18th June 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

In 2015 Magna Carta celebrates its 800th anniversary. It is a timely moment to look back and see how successive generations have utilised and understood the foundational document of British history. In this illustrated lecture Miles Taylor examines...

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28
May
2014

In a Big Country: Size and Canadian Identity

Wednesday, 28th May 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Like Australia, Canada is known for being big. But whereas there are extensive literatures examining how Northernness, wilderness, and frontier have shaped Canadian national identity, surprisingly little has been written expressly on its size. This...

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21
May
2014

Painting War: Memory making and Australia’s official war art scheme, 1916 – 1922

Wednesday, 21st May 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

The Australian War Memorial’s collection of official paintings has played an important role in articulating and perpetuating memories of the Great War for almost a century. Yet despite this, there has been little analysis of how or by whom...

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09
Apr
2014

School of History Seminar Series: Corporations and Settler Colonialism in the South Pacific, 1642-1860

Wednesday, 9th April 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Corporations changed the early modern world. Adopting a number of roles – diplomat, government, interlocutor, monopolist, jurisdiction establisher, war machine, and property rights arbiter – they were pivotal in the establishment of...

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02
Apr
2014

Raphael Samuel: Portrait of a People’s Historian

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

  The British radical historian Raphael Samuel (1934-1996) was best known as a founding member of the first British New Left (1956-1962) and later as the moving spirit behind the History Workshop movement (1967-1991) and the History Workshop...

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26
Mar
2014

School of History Seminar Series: Crossing the Tasman

Wednesday, 26th March 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Social Policy Debates in Australia and New Zealand in the 1960s and 1970s Many accounts have considered the unique ‘Wage Earners Welfare State” model that developed in Australia and New Zealand from the liberal ascendency at the...

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19
Mar
2014

School of History and School of Archaeology and Anthropology joint seminar: Reflections on Prince Rupert’s Dog

Wednesday, 19th March 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War   This paper explores the collection of fantastical stories which swirled around the figure of the Royalist commander Prince Rupert of the Rhine during the English Civil War of 1642-46....

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12
Mar
2014

School of History Seminar Series: Afterburn, in the Tiger's Jaws

Wednesday, 12th March 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:45pm

Film screening and discussion On Black Saturday, the 7th of February 2009, the most lethal firestorm in Australia’s history tore through 78 Victorian communities, killing 173 people. The people of Steels Creek in the Yarra Valley lost ten...

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05
Mar
2014

School of History Seminar Series: Getting the Real Stuff in from the Paddocks

Wednesday, 5th March 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

  A life of artist Rosalie Gascoigne New Zealand-born Australian artist Rosalie Gascoigne (née Walker), (1917-1999), first exhibited her art in 1974 at the age of 57 and rapidly achieved critical acclaim for her assemblages made with...

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26
Feb
2014

School of History Seminar Series: The Expedition as a Cultural Form

Wednesday, 26th February 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

On the structure of exploratory journeys as revealed by the Australian explorations of Ludwig Leichhardt Much has been written about the practice of exploration and its impact, but little is said about expeditions as cultural formations. In this re...

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01
Feb
2014

School of History Weekly Seminars

Saturday, 1st February 2014 - 4:15pm - Monday, 30th June 2014 - 5:30pm

The School of History weekly seminars will recommence on 26 February.   Download the program here

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20
Nov
2013

The greening of Antarctica: environment, science and diplomacy, 1959 - 1980

Wednesday, 20th November 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

In the years following the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959, Antarctic affairs developed in a direction not anticipated by its signatories. The 1959 Treaty was negotiated by twelve states to defuse and resolve conflicts over territorial...

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28
Oct
2013

Paul Hasluck, the Department of Territories and the Unity of New Guinea, 1960

Monday, 28th October 2013 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

This paper is a study of the response of Paul Hasluck, the Minister for External Territories, and his Department to the growing crisis over West New Guinea in 1960. The paper is not another examination of Australia’s policy on Indonesia’...

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23
Oct
2013

President Kennedy and Congress: Reassessing the Legislative Record

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Conventional wisdom and the historiography of John F. Kennedy’s presidency have deemed his leadership of Congress to have been a failure. Kennedy was criticized for, among other things, a lack of personal commitment to the legislative struggle...

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16
Oct
2013

Independents' Day - School of History Weekly Seminar

Wednesday, 16th October 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

--- Independents’ Day: How independent grocers dominated the introduction of barcode, point-of-sale technology into Australian supermarkets --- Barcodes are mundane: a deceptively simple pattern of lines that we see and ignore every day....

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09
Oct
2013

The Politics of National Recognition, Australia c.1970-1990

Wednesday, 9th October 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

By examining two distinct but related national symbols – the Australian honours system, and the Australian of the Year award – this paper will explore what we are calling ‘the politics of national recognition’ in Australia...

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02
Oct
2013

Humoralism and the Decline of Astrology in Seventeenth-Century England

Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Perhaps because of the current concern over global warming, recent scholarship has focused attention on early modern English understandings of the environment, especially climatic change and its apparent consequences for bodily health and somatic...

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18
Sep
2013

Buying British? Patriotic buying and networks in the Empire/Commonwealth, c.1923-68

Wednesday, 18th September 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

During recent years there has been a significant growth of interest in the links between consumer movements, nationalism and imperialism. This paper explores the popular movement in support of imperial protectionism in inter-war Britain, Australia,...

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04
Sep
2013

School of History Seminar Series

Wednesday, 4th September 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Taking Liberty: How British settlers in the Australian colonies gained self-government and Indigenous peoples lost it This paper arises from a project entitled “Indigenous People, the British Empire, and Self Government for the Australian...

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28
Aug
2013

Marvels and Meanings in the Mélusine Romances

Wednesday, 28th August 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

At their core, the late fourteenth-century French Mélusine romances projected the memory of the mythic foundation of the illustrious Lusignan dynasty. Recounting the lengthy crusading adventures of Mélusine’s numerous progeny and...

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21
Aug
2013

Australian Officials and Asian Decolonisation, 1945-1950

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Between 1945 and 1950 five representatives of the Australian government were tasked with formulating responses to the seismic transformations in Asia heralded by the end of European colonialism. Operating in an inchoate, still-professionalising...

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14
Aug
2013

Re-visiting the 1850s: The Australian Colonies' contribution to Women's Mid-century Momentum

Wednesday, 14th August 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

From July 1858 to January 1859, the reading public in Sydney and to a lesser extent Melbourne was able to subscribe to The Spectator, which described itself as a Journal of Literature and Art For the Cultivation of the Memorable and the Beautiful....

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07
Aug
2013

'Temptations': Australia's emergent youth market and the rituals of public courtship, 1870-1914

Wednesday, 7th August 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

This paper locates the rise of the discerning adolescent consumer over half a century before the discovery of the Australian teenager. Assessing often overlooked sites such as Melbourne’s Eastern Market and episodes including the shop...

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31
Jul
2013

School of History Seminar Series

Wednesday, 31st July 2013 - 4:15pm - Wednesday, 30th October 2013 - 5:30pm

The School of History weekly seminar series will commence on 31 July. The semester 2 program is now available.

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31
Jul
2013

Weekly Seminar Series: The Andaman "Local Born"

Wednesday, 31st July 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

The Andaman" Local Born": a history of ex-convicts and their descendants in a penal colony in the Bay of Bengal, 1858 to the present day. This paper explores the history of ex-convicts and their descendants in the penal colony of the...

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24
Jul
2013

School of History Seminar Series

Wednesday, 24th July 2013 - 4:15pm - Wednesday, 30th October 2013 - 5:30pm

School of History weekly seminar series recommences 24 July 2013. The program is available now.

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29
May
2013

School of History Seminar Series 2013 - Semester 1 Program

Wednesday, 29th May 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

 Semester 1 program

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22
May
2013

Seminar: New Zealand's Great War? Telling the Stories of the First World War

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Because New Zealand had no Charles Bean, its WWI ‘official’ war histories were small in number and low in quality. Historians are still playing catch-up – or so they say. This talk is in two parts. The first examines the changing...

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15
May
2013

Recipes for a Nation: Cookbooks and Australian Culture to 1939

Wednesday, 15th May 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Cookbooks are an ideal medium through which to chart many of the transformations occurring in Australian society. They were a ubiquitous presence in almost every Australian home from the earliest days of European settlement. These humble recipe...

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08
May
2013

Symposium: Recovering Selves: A Multi-Disciplinary Enterprise

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 - 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Symposium - featuring the work of Professor Carolyn Steedman, Warwick University, 2013 Allan Martin Lecturer   Chair:    Professor  Marnie Hughes-Warrington, DVC (Academic), ANU Discussants:   Professor...

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01
May
2013

Seminar - High Treason, No Trifle

Wednesday, 1st May 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

HIGH TREASON, NO TRIFLE: THE EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF ARTHUR LYNCH (1861-1934) Colonel Arthur Lynch of Smythesdale, Victoria, engineer, writer, journalist and son of one of the heroes of Eureka, went to South Africa to report on the Anglo-Boer war....

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24
Apr
2013

School of History Seminar - Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 - 4:15am - 5:30am

Graham Butler - Writing the History of the Australian ArmyMedical Corps in WW1.   The First World War marked a watershed in the history of military medicine and surgery. It was a ferocious encounter with enormous numbers of casualties and, at...

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17
Apr
2013

School of History Seminar Series - Rethinking the Arrival of Universal Freedom in the US

Wednesday, 17th April 2013 - 4:15am - 5:30am

  This talk is drawn from the introduction to a series of lectures that will be delivered at Harvard in the spring of 2014, tentatively entitled "Rethinking the Arrival of Universal Freedom in the US". The largest point is to...

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10
Apr
2013

School of History Seminar Series 2013 - Creating a Nation from Afar: Robert Montgomery and the Early American Consulate

Wednesday, 10th April 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Born in 1754 in Newry, Ireland, Robert Montgomery was a commission merchant who would come to represent the United States as consul to Alicante, Spain, for roughly thirty years.  Other than his long service, he typified early American consuls,...

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27
Mar
2013

School of History Seminar Series 2013 - Sites of Segratation/Sites of Memory: Remembrance and 'Race'in Australia

Wednesday, 27th March 2013 - 4:15am - 5:30am

This paper considers the interplay between Aboriginal people’s remembrances about race relations in rural mid-twentieth century Australia and the 'frames of memory' provided by the US civil rights movement. It takes as its focus two...

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20
Mar
2013

School of History Seminar Series - Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Wednesday, 20th March 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare James Hevia, Visitor, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU Nineteenth-century colonial armies were reliant on animal labor to supply armies in the field.  In South Asia and parts of Africa, the premier pack...

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13
Mar
2013

School of History Seminar Series 2013 - Slow Catastrophes: how did farmers and agricultural communities survive drought in Australia?

Wednesday, 13th March 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Rebecca Jones, School of History, ANU   Drought is a profound shaper of Australian rural society. Its impact has meant that historical narratives of drought have been largely characterised by a focus ondroughts’ contribution to...

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06
Mar
2013

School of History Seminar Series 2013 - J.C Byrne, Entrepreneurial Imperialism and the Question of Indigenous Rights

Wednesday, 6th March 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

J.C Byrne, Entrepreneurial Imperialism and the Question of Indigenous Rights Shino Konishi, School of History, ANU This paper will focus on Joseph C. Byrne, a slick-tongued Irish traveller who tried his hand in a number of colonial schemes and...

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26
Nov
2012

An Australian foreign policy? Australia in War and Peace, 1914-19

Monday, 26th November 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, Fellows Rd, ANU An Australian foreign policy? Australia in War and Peace, 1914-19 Speakers: Dr Jatinder Mann (Kings College, London) and Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno (Australian National University) The...

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31
Oct
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - The Name Game: settler colonialism and indigenous names in Australia and New Zealand

Wednesday, 31st October 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU The Name Game: settler colonialism and indigenous names in Australia and New Zealand Dr Samuel Furphy and Dr Kynan Gentry, School of History, ANU   In recent decades a host of new research has emerged...

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24
Oct
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - Cultural heritage and the mediation of identity, memory and historical narratives

Wednesday, 24th October 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Cultural heritage and the mediation of identity, memory and historical narratives Dr Laurajane Smith, School of Archaeology & Anthropology, ANU   This future fellowship project aims to document the...

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17
Oct
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - The relationship between Mussolini and Hitler before 1933

Wednesday, 17th October 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU The relationship between Mussolini and Hitler before 1933 Dr Christian Goeschel, School of History, ANU What was the relationship between Mussolini and Hitler, the leaders of the world’s first and most...

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10
Oct
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - From Khaki to Beige: The strange case of the 1920 Presidential election and the American way of forgetting World War I

Wednesday, 10th October 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU From Khaki to Beige: The strange case of the 1920 Presidential election and the American way of forgetting World War I Dr Douglas Craig, School of History, ANU My paper begins by setting the context of the...

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03
Oct
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - The Court of Chancery: Women, Apprentices and Chancery in 16th century London

Wednesday, 3rd October 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU The Court of Chancery: Women, Apprentices and Chancery in 16th century London Dr Merridee Bailey, School of History, ANU Through custom, law and social norms, London’s early modern market favoured the...

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26
Sep
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - The Gurindji Walk-off: Orality, Causality and some Counter-Narratives from Wave Hill, 1966

Wednesday, 26th September 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU The Gurindji Walk-off: Orality, Causality and some Counter-Narratives from Wave Hill, 1966 Charlie Ward, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law, Flinders University Between 1966–72, the lives of...

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19
Sep
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - 'A "bushie" and a godless creature': a case study of the rejection of English identity and values in western Queensland, 1879-1919

Wednesday, 19th September 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU 'A "bushie" and a godless creature': a case study of the rejection of English identity and values in western Queensland, 1879-1919 Barbara Dawson, School of History, ANU This paper examines...

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12
Sep
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - Women crucified for the sins of the fathers: Censorship and the crucifixion motif in the art of Rachael Romero

Wednesday, 12th September 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Women crucified for the sins of the fathers: Censorship and the crucifixion motif in the art of Rachael Romero Adele Chynoweth, School Visitor, School of History, ANU   In this seminar, which is...

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05
Sep
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - The Localist Turn in Contemporary British Politics

Wednesday, 5th September 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU The Localist Turn in Contemporary British Politics Dr Kevin Hickson, Visiting Fellow, University of Liverpool Recent ideological developments in British politics have seen a growing concern with ideas of...

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29
Aug
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - Tracking: Settler Consciousness and Aboriginal Representation in Twentieth Century Australian Literature

Wednesday, 29th August 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Tracking: Settler Consciousness and Aboriginal Representation in Twentieth Century Australian Literature Jeanine Leane, School of History, ANU In 1857, English writer Frank Fowler, wrote in Southern Lights and...

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22
Aug
2012

No School of History seminar this week

Wednesday, 22nd August 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

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15
Aug
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - Empire-builders and Modernizers

Wednesday, 15th August 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Empire-builders and Modernizers: the Franklin Book Program, American Publishers, and the Cultural Cold War in Iran, 1954-1976 Amanda Laugesen, School of History, ANU Manager of Franklin-Tehran, Homayoun...

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08
Aug
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - Expressions of Australian nationalism at international exhibitions, 1851-1939

Wednesday, 8th August 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Expressions of Australian nationalism at international exhibitions, 1851-1939: presenting Australia in the United States of America Louise Douglas, School of History, ANU The Australian Court, Centennial...

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01
Aug
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - Unsilencing the Haitian Revolution

Wednesday, 1st August 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Un-Silencing the Haitian Revolution Jeremy Popkin, Visiting Fellow, University of Kentucky   What are the consequences of adding the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 to the framework of an 'Age of...

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25
Jul
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012 - A New Archive of Feeling: The Women’s Liberation Oral History Project

Wednesday, 25th July 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU A New Archive of Feeling: The Women’s Liberation Oral History Project Margaretta Jolly, Visiting Fellow, University of Sussex Ann Cvetkovich coined the term 'an archive of feeling' to reclaim...

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30
May
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: Peace-making after the New York 'Anti-Rent War': Governance through mercy in the 1840s

Wednesday, 30th May 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU Peace-making after the New York 'Anti-Rent War': Governance through mercy in the 1840s Dr Carolyn Strange, School of History, ANU   When disgruntled New York renters presented their...

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23
May
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: 'When Your Money Is Not Your Own: marriage, coverture and colonial businesswomen's working lives in the mid-nineteenth-century'

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU  'When Your Money Is Not Your Own: marriage, coverture and colonial businesswomen's working lives in the mid-nineteenth-century' Cath Bishop, School of History, ANU   In...

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16
May
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: Three Views on Grace Karskens

Wednesday, 16th May 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road, ANU 'Three Views on Grace Karskens' with Professor Tom Griffiths, Dr Nicholas Brown, Dr Carolyn Butler-Bowden and Associate Professor Grace Karskens The 2012 Allan Martin lecturer, Associate...

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09
May
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: 'Nation and empire in the North Sea, 1807-1914'

Wednesday, 9th May 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU 'Nation and empire in the North Sea, 1807-1914' Jan Ruger, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck University of London   While there has been a strong emphasis on...

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02
May
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: Feminists in Sydney: The visit of Maude Royden, 1928

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU Feminists in Sydney: The visit of Maude Royden, 1928 Dr Susan Mary Withycombe, School of History, ANU   Australian women were perhaps a little more “liberated” than their...

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11
Apr
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: 'An incontestable right': large questions about child custody and history on a small island

Wednesday, 11th April 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU 'An incontestable right': large questions about child custody and history on a small island Stephen Foster, Research School of Humanities & the Arts, ANU   In mid-1825 Cecilia...

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04
Apr
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: Alfred Bowker’s Alfred The Great: Reimagining an Anglo-Saxon King

Wednesday, 4th April 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU Alfred Bowker’s Alfred The Great: Reimagining an Anglo-Saxon King Chris Bishop, School of History, ANU   1901.  The year Queen Victoria died and the millenary of the death of...

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28
Mar
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: The Acquisition of ‘Our Great Frozen Neighbour’: Australia’s diplomatic rite of passage

Wednesday, 28th March 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU The Acquisition of ‘Our Great Frozen Neighbour’: Australia’s diplomatic rite of passage Dr Marie Kawaja, School of History, ANU   A century ago, Douglas Mawson laid the...

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21
Mar
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: Reflections on the centenary of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Wednesday, 21st March 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU Reflections on the centenary of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition Professor Tom Griffiths, School of History, ANU In January this year I was invited to participate in the Australian...

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14
Mar
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: 'Making genuine friendships' across racial lines: 'cousin Judy' and her 'Aboriginal mates'

Wednesday, 14th March 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU 'Making genuine friendships' across racial lines: 'cousin Judy' and her 'Aboriginal mates' Dr Rani Kerin, School of History, ANU   Judy Inglis (née Betheras,...

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07
Mar
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: The Decline of Ecological Liberalism and the Rise of Invasive Species

Wednesday, 7th March 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU The Decline of Ecological Liberalism and the Rise of Invasive Species in the Southwest Cape, 1890-1975 Dr Brett Bennett, School of Humanities & Languages, University of Western Sydney  ...

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29
Feb
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: R. H. Tawney and British Socialism

Wednesday, 29th February 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU R. H. Tawney and British Socialism Dr Lawrence Goldman, St Peter's College, Oxford   R. H. Tawney (1880-1962) was one of the most notable political thinkers and historians of twentieth...

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22
Feb
2012

School of History Seminar Series 2012: Herbert Vere Evatt and British Justice

Wednesday, 22nd February 2012 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

McDonald Room, Menzies Library Fellows Road ANU Herbert Vere Evatt and British Justice: the Communist Party Referendum of 1951 Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno, School of History, ANU   Through his role in the early United Nations,...

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29
Nov
2011

Anne Frank and Sukarno as icons in Dutch historical memory of World War II

Tuesday, 29th November 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Law Link Theatre, Law Building, Fellows Road, ANU   Anne Frank and Sukarno as icons in Dutch historical memory of World War II Frances Gouda, Universiteit van Amsterdam   Since the late 1940s, Anne Frank and Sukarno have functioned...

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28
Nov
2011

Postgraduate Seminar: Gender and Ethnicity in Research on Colonial History

Monday, 28th November 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9, ANU a seminar for Postgraduate students focusing on research techniques Presented by Professor Frances Gouda, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam Ever since the important work of Jean...

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02
Nov
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Bringing them Back

Wednesday, 2nd November 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Coombs Lecture Theatre, Coombs Building #9   Bringing Them Back: The homeward journey of human remains from Western Arnhem Land Dr Martin Thomas, School of History, ANU   SCREENING AND DISCUSSION OF A FILM IN PROGRESS In 1945...

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26
Oct
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - 'A taint of blood is on the blast, a death-shriek fills the ear'

Wednesday, 26th October 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   'A taint of blood is on the blast, A death-shriek fills the ear': reactions in the Australian Colonies to the 'Indian Mutiny'/War of 1857-58 Professor Angela Woollacott, School of History...

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19
Oct
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - 'Inequality of Luck' New Zealand, Australia and Accident Compensation

Wednesday, 19th October 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   'Inequality of Luck' New Zealand, Australia and Accident Compensation Professor Melanie Nolan, National Centre of Biography, School of History, ANU No modern society ignores the plight of those...

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12
Oct
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - The Politics of Oral History in Landscape

Wednesday, 12th October 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   The Politics of Oral History in Landscape: the Deepening Histories of Place Linkage project - a research panel Professor Ann McGrath, Professor Peter, Mary-Anne Jebb and Shannyn Palmer,...

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05
Oct
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - An ‘Imperial Hangover’?

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

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   An ‘Imperial Hangover’? Royal Honours in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, 1917-2009 Karen Fox, National Centre of Biography, School of History, ANU   When New Zealand ceased to award...

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28
Sep
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Ruskin, Raphael and Radicalism

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   Ruskin, Raphael and Radicalism: politics, pedagogy, and the origins of the History Workshop movement Dr Kynan Gentry, School of History, ANU   The History Workshop, founded in 1966 at Ruskin...

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07
Sep
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Entertainment or Enlightenment: Concert life in Sydney

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   Entertainment or Enlightenment:  Concert life in Sydney from 1900 to 1936 Fiona Fraser, School of Music, ANU   Concerts were a vital part of Sydney social life at the beginning of the...

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31
Aug
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - 'Anywhere we may lend a helping hand'

Wednesday, 31st August 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   ‘Anywhere we may lend a helping hand’: Australian diplomats and Indonesian revolutionaries, 1945-1949 David Fettling, School of History, ANU   The Indonesian Revolution against Dutch...

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24
Aug
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - The Chinese Environmental Experiences in the Australian Gold Rushes

Wednesday, 24th August 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   The Chinese Environmental Experiences in the Australian Gold Rushes Fei Sheng, History Department, Peking University The migration of Chinese to Australia was part of a global migration stimulated by gold...

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17
Aug
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - The Diplomacy of Genocide

Wednesday, 17th August 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   The Diplomacy of Genocide: Britain and Allegations of Genocide in East Pakistan, 1971 Dirk Moses, History Department, Sydney University In late March 1971, the military forces of Pakistan launched...

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10
Aug
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Three Weeks at Warupuyu

Wednesday, 10th August 2011 - 4:45pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   Three Weeks at Warupuyu: Recovering intercultural sociality through the images of the Board of Anthropological Research Expedition to the Warburton Ranges, WA, 1935 Pam McGrath, Centre for Native Title...

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03
Aug
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - The Conquest of Nature, In Extremis

Wednesday, 3rd August 2011 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   The Conquest of Nature, In Extremis: the Antarctic Peninsula in the nineteenth century Dr Adrian Howkins, History Department, Colorado State University   Chapter One of my book manuscript on the...

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27
Jul
2011

ANU School of History Seminar Series - Going too Far… the history of collecting illness and disability in the Australian Census

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

Seminar Room A, Coombs Building   Going too Far… the history of collecting illness and disability in the Australian Census Beth Wright, School of History, ANU In 2006 the Australian Bureau of Statistics introduced a ‘need...

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10
May
2011

2011 Allan Martin Lecture - Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Tuesday, 10th May 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Coombs Lecture Theatre, Building 9, ANU Professor Annette Gordon-Reed*    Thomas Jefferson enslaved over 700 people over the course of his adult life.  Most lived and worked at his famous home, Monticello.  This paper examines...

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26
Nov
2010

Thesis Proposal Presentation Day

Friday, 26th November 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

We will be holding a Thesis Proposal Presentation Day on Friday, 26 November, commencing at 9am in room 1.13 New Coombs Building, ANU. There will be an opening address at 9.15am by our Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Carolyn Strange. Lunch will be...

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06
May
2004

Dr Inga Clendinnen - 'Making Stories'

Thursday, 6th May 2004 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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