Past NCB events

12
Mar
2020

Cassandra Pybus: Truganini

Australian author and historian Cassandra Pybus will discuss her soon-to-be published book Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse. The Indigenous museum...
21
Nov
2019

Launch: Australian Journal of Biography and History, No. 2, 2019

The National Centre of Biography, at the ANU, in association with the Canberra and District Historical Society warmly invites you to...
07
Nov
2019

HDR Masterclass by Lawrence Goldman: William Morris and Edward Bellamy

William Morris and Edward Bellamy: Contrasting late-Victorian visions of the socialist future William Morris and Edward Bellamy were the...
31
Oct
2019

Lawrence Goldman: Robert Peel

Peel: One British Prime Minister and Four Personalities Robert Peel was Conservative prime minister briefly in the 1830s and then again between 1841 and 1846...
03
Oct
2019

2019 Seymour Biography Lecture

The core challenge of political biography is to answer the question, ‘why politics?’ What inner needs did it fulfil, and what emotional and psychological...
26
Sep
2019

Patrick Mullins: Reflections on Tiberius with a Telephone

Monash University academic James Walter once wrote that it is common for biographers to dive into their work, encounter the typical, everyday issues of...
29
Aug
2019

Gabrielle Carey: ‘Only Happiness Here’

‘Only Happiness Here’: The Life and Work of Elizabeth von Arnim Born in Australia in 1866 as Mary Beauchamp, Elizabeth von Arnim was the author of 21 best-...
11
Jul
2019

The Politics and Implications of Recent Life Writing

Life-writing is a broad genre encompassing all manner of ‘ego documents’ including autobiography, diaries, journals, letters, memoirs, and oral testimony. It...
27
Jun
2019

Ashley Barnwell: Keeping the nation’s secrets

Keeping the nation’s secrets: ‘colonial storytelling’ within and about Australian families Recent studies of the ‘genealogy craze’ focus on how family...
30
May
2019

Gwenda Tavan: ‘Curse the Press!’

‘Curse the Press!’: Arthur Calwell’s battles with the Australian media and the perils of resentment politics Arthur Augustus Calwell was Australia’s Minister...

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