Past NCB events

24
Nov
2022

Filip Slavesk: Defying Stalin/ism in Death

Filip Slavesk: Defying Stalin/ism in Death: The unlikely case of Oleksandr Shumskyi Victims of mass repression in Stalin’s Soviet Union were subject to...
09
Nov
2022

Family History: Next Generation Symposium

The family is changing. For some it is flourishing, expanding to accommodate the complexity of modern life. For others it is contracting, its once primary...
27
Oct
2022

Jim Davidson: Emperors in Lilliput

Jim Davidson: Emperors in Lilliput: Clem Christesen of Meanjin & Stephen Murray-Smith of Overland Literary magazine editors used to be rather imperial in...
29
Sep
2022

Eleanor Hogan: Writing 'Into the Loneliness'

Eleanor Hogan: Writing Into the Loneliness: The situation and the story This workshop will address the challenges of researching and writing Into the...
25
Aug
2022

Dean Kotlowski: The Private Lives of Public Figures

Dean Kotlwski: The Private Lives of Public Figures: The Wendell Willkie-Irita Van Doren Affair and the Responsibilities of a Biographer Ellsworth Barnard...
28
Jul
2022

Kate Pickles: Beyond Women's Suffrage: Writing a new biography of Kate Sheppard

In this seminar I workshop my quest to research and write the story behind New Zealand’s famous feminist icon.   A well-known project around the historical...
26
Jul
2022

Launch of ‘Writing Slavery into Biography: Australian Legacies of British Slavery’

Launch of  ‘Writing Slavery into Biography: Australian Legacies of British Slavery’, Australian Journal of Biography and History, No 6 2022 (ANU Press) This...
30
Jun
2022

Glen Mitchell: The Man Who Isn't There

Glen Mitchell: The Man Who Isn’t There: The Curious Case of Francis Hugh Snow Francis Hugh Snow made a significant contribution to the development of the...
26
May
2022

Gary Werskey: Falling Short: Learning from My Shortcomings as a Biographer

During the past four decades Gary Werskey has written biographies of British left-wing scientists and a forgotten British-Australian artist, as well as family...
20
May
2022

Philip Clarke: Understanding long-run trends in health inequalities using biographical information

Understanding long-run trends in health inequalities using biographical information: What insight can we gain from politicians? This paper considers data...

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