History Seminar series

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School of History

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Past events

Laurence Brown (ANU): Imperial Brexit: The Global Politics of Border-Making at the End of the British Empire

9 Oct 2019

This paper explores how the global relationships between the British State and its former colonies in the Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the...

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Fleur Goldthorpe (ANU): Women Exhibitors of Australian Colonial Wine on the Exhibition Circuit of the Nineteenth Century

25 Sep 2019

2019 is the 175th anniversary of the founding of Penfolds – Australia’s oldest and most iconic wine brand – by Mary and Christopher Rawson Penfold at Magill...

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David Roth (ANU): Life, Death, and Deliverance at Callan Park Hospital for the Insane, 1877-1923

18 Sep 2019

This is the first historical study which examines in detail the most important factors contributing to patient mortality and discharges in a large Australian...

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Iva Glisic (ANU): The Art of Dissent in Russia and Eastern Europe, 1989-2019

28 Aug 2019

This year we observe the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall—an event that ostensibly signalled a triumph of the spirit of unification, openness,...

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Marnie Hughes-Warrington (ANU): Scaling the Ethics of History

21 Aug 2019

This seminar introduces the idea that the variation in spatio- and temporal scales across histories is a matter of ethics, as well as of narrative and fact. It...

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Rachel Bright (Keele): The Good Migrant: Gender, Race, and Naturalisation in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa and Australia

14 Aug 2019

What does a good migrant look like? How do migration officials identify ‘good’ migrants and how do potential migrants navigate this process? This paper will...

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Ben Mercer (ANU): The six 68s of Daniel Cohn-Bendit: History, Memory and Commemoration

7 Aug 2019

Daniel Cohn-Bendit was one of the key student protagonists in the revolts of May-June 1968 in France.  He rapidly attained the status of celebrity at the age...

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Carolyn Strange (ANU): 'A crafty and deliberate murderess'? Poison, gender and justice in early-federation New South Wales

31 Jul 2019

Scholarship on women and homicide has focussed increasingly on the ways in which race, ethnicity and sexual identity intersect to produce patterns of severity...

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Kader Konuk (University of Duisbery-Essen): Knowledge at Risk: Academy in Exile

24 Jul 2019

Historically, the concept and practice of critical thinking is associated with the scholarly output of German-Jewish émigrés in the 1930s. Critical thinking...

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