Past events

26
Aug
2020

Two Laws in Alice Springs/Mparntwe

his paper is based on a contribution to the forthcoming Cambridge Legal History of Australia (edited by Peter Cane, Lisa Ford and Mark McMillan). Responding to...
21
Aug
2020

Conversations Across The Creek: Microbes and Masses

There is no escape. Microbes are among the masses: too small to see but dangerous on a global scale. A killer coronavirus has been given the suffix ‘19’, to...
19
Aug
2020

Trump, the Historians, and Fascism

From the moment of his entry into the US presidential elections, Donald Trump evoked comparisons to the history of fascism and Nazism. Historians of twentieth-...
18
Aug
2020

CANCELLED 2020 Allan Martin Lecture: ‘What we Knew: Australia and the origins of global environmental governance’ - Glenda Sluga

This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing recommendations. 
12
Aug
2020

Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955-1964

This seminar will address the story of Charmian Clift and George Johnston, a power couple of Australian literature in the mid-20th century, who are the focus...
05
Aug
2020

Writing about the Politics of Mental Health: 1970s-1990s

his paper sets out a current challenge for historians writing histories of mental health and psychiatry. It reflects on different writing projects to ‘narrate...
29
Jul
2020

‘A More Intimate Description’: Photographs, History and Emotions at the Australian War Memorial

  Photographs have played an integral part in the archival collection of the Australian War Memorial since its inception. The historian Charles Bean, who...

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