School of History Seminar Series Semester 1, 2022

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School of History

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RSSS Administration

School of History Seminars in Semester 1 2022 will be run in a Live/Zoom Hybrid Delivery format.

Zoom details are included in each event, and will also be circulated to all School of History Members and those on the Seminar Mailing List prior to each session.

Non-members of School of History who wish to be added to the mailing list can do so by contacting admin.rsss@anu.edu.au. To contact the convenors of the Seminar Series please email Jessica Urwin at jessica.urwin@anu.edu.au, and Filip Slaveski at filip.slaveski@anu.edu.au

Past events

Honour and Dishonour: The Making and Unmaking of Historical Reputations

25 May 2022

Abstract to be made available within two weeks of seminar date.   Zoom Detailshttps://anu.zoom.us/j/85741190350?pwd=dWZDRUtVQXVlV1FFeEtjWlNYc1U5QT09  ...

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Chain Reactions: Nuclear colonialism in South Australia

18 May 2022

In 2017, following extensive negotiations, 122 states voted in favour of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Importantly, this treaty’s preamble...

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"A ghost in the archive": Reconstructing the life of Lady Helen Munro Ferguson

11 May 2022

Abstract to be made available within two weeks of seminar date.   Zoom Detailshttps://anu.zoom.us/j/89459782090?pwd=WW9FeHI2YWpiMzdHZ0wwTTVzOWxOUT09 ...

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Three Visions of the Global

4 May 2022

Abstract to be made available within two weeks of seminar date.   Zoom Detailshttps://anu.zoom.us/j/85667400055?pwd=SUU1cWlCWVcxVG9CSStvaHFyd2FNdz09  ...

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Martian Scientific Odyssey and Astronautical Religion in Space Exploration History

27 Apr 2022

Abstract to be made available within two weeks of seminar date.   Zoom Detailshttps://anu.zoom.us/j/88976004935?pwd=bE90L05FQ1ljQWg1Uk1Fcmc0R3IrUT09  ...

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The Idea of Human Antiquity in Australia, 1860-1960

30 Mar 2022

In 1859, European men of science reached a consensus that overthrew traditional chronologies and asserted that humans had existed on Earth for upwards of...

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Bleeding Off the Page: A Cultural History of the Political Memoir in Australia

23 Mar 2022

Since the early 1990s, forms of political life writing have proliferated rapidly in Australia. Formerly a rarity, the memoirs and autobiographies of federal...

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Remote Access to Russia? Investigating the Russian Empire’s historical acquisition of Indigenous human remains under COVID constraints

16 Mar 2022

Abstract Collections of human remains resulting from Western scientific activity over the past three centuries have come under increasing scrutiny in recent...

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'Advice is easy to give, but ...' Australian Journalist-Advisers in Republican China

9 Mar 2022

In the aftermath of China’s 1911 revolution two Australian journalists became advisers to rival politicians in the new republican government. Using their...

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The Company-Microstate: Corporate Colonialism and the Auckland Islands, 1849-52

2 Mar 2022

Abstract From 1849 to 1852, the subantarctic Auckland Islands, 465 kilometres south of New Zealand, were home to the British Empire’s smallest, newest, and...

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