History Seminar series

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School of History

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Past events

‘An Object of Detestation’: The Campaign Against Duelling in the Early Nineteenth Century

4 Mar 2020

In 1826, in a letter to the Herald of Peace, the writer (N.N.) observed that William Wilberforce believed that duelling was ‘the disgrace of a Christian...

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The Art of Remembering John Boyle O’Reilly, 1844 – 1890

26 Feb 2020

John Boyle O’Reilly’s status as an Irish nationalist was burnished by his capital conviction for treason in 1866, a sentence later commuted to twenty years...

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Scott Dempsey (ANU): ‘Historia Successorum Regum Britanniae: A Study in Medieval and Early Modern English “Historical” Argument’

30 Oct 2019

This thesis investigates the important role that pseudo-historical argument played in shaping aspects of medieval and early modern English political thought....

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Romain Fathi (Flinders University): Do Not Forget Australia: What Can We Learn from One Hundred Years of Australian War Commemorations in France?

23 Oct 2019

This seminar documents Australians’ interactions with local French people and French institutions on the former Western Front through their commemoration of...

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Lawrence Goldman (St Peter’s College, Oxford): The Statistical Moment in Britain, 1825-1835: Social Science, Political Reform, Modernity

16 Oct 2019

The nineteenth century was the age of statistics. For the first time numerical social data was collected systematically, analysed and used in the...

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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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Wilbert Wong (ANU): Sir Richard Olaf Winstedt: The Architect of Colonial Knowledge on Malaya

2 Oct 2019

Widely regarded by scholars of Malaysia and Singapore as the most influential British scholar-­administrator of colonial Malaya, Sir Richard Olaf Winstedt...

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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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