School of History Seminar Series: Semester 2, 2020

School/Centre

School of History

Contacts

Alexander Cook

Zoom details for each seminar will be circulated to staff and HDR Students prior to each session. Non-members  of School of History who wish to participate should direct enquiries to alexander.cook@anu.edu.au or joshua.black@anu.edu.au

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Past events

Observing Justice?: Protectors of Aborigines in Early Colonial Australasia

7 Oct 2020

Historians of Aboriginal protection as a mode of colonial governance have emphasised both its global origins and its varied local practices. Between 1838 and...

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Sisters in Service: Lay Sisters in the Dominican Order, Eastern Australia 1867-2019

30 Sep 2020

Between 1867 and 1958 eighty women took up the lay sister housekeeper position in Dominican convents throughout Eastern Australia.  They were the helpmeets of...

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Sisters in Service: Lay Sisters in the Dominican Order, Eastern Australia 1867-2019

30 Sep 2020

Between 1867 and 1958 eighty women took up the lay sister housekeeper position in Dominican convents throughout Eastern Australia.  They were the helpmeets of...

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Material (for) History: Mobilising Indigenous Objects in British Museums

23 Sep 2020

Over the last decade, I have been involved in large collaborative research projects with museum partners to research and interpret ethnographic collections and...

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Two Laws in Alice Springs/Mparntwe

26 Aug 2020

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...

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Trump, the Historians, and Fascism

19 Aug 2020

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-...

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

12 Aug 2020

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...

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

5 Aug 2020

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

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

29 Jul 2020

  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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