School of History Seminar Series Semester 2, 2022

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School of History Seminars in Semester 2, 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 James Watson at james.watson3@anu.edu.au, and Filip Slaveski at filip.slaveski@anu.edu.au

Upcoming events

Writing a History of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (1990-2005)

4.15–5.30pm 5 Oct 2022

When then Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Gerry Hand, said these words in his Foundations for the Future speech in Federal parliament in 1987 he was...

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“Post” Panel

4.15–5.30pm 12 Oct 2022

Abstract to be made available within two weeks of seminar date.   Join Zoom Meeting: TBC Meeting ID: TBC  Password: TBC

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Talking about the Caesars: Roman Emperors in Rumour, Gossip, and Imagination

4.15–5.30pm 19 Oct 2022

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Women of the World: Australian and British Feminist Internationalists, 1919-39

4.15–5.30pm 26 Oct 2022

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Past events

Truth-telling Muruwari Way: Inside the tape archive of Jimmie Barker (1900-1972)

28 Sep 2022

Muruwari man Jimmie Barker’s acquisition of a tape recorder in the 1960s was a natural extension of his life-long journey with sound recording. Forty years...

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Women of the British Portocracy: Port Wine Dinastias, Family and Transcultural Lives, 1678-1807

21 Sep 2022

Port, a fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, is the country’s most famous wine. First shipped to England in the late seventeenth...

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The Last Letters Home: Forgotten Voices of the Iranian Volunteer Soldiers During Iran Iraq War (1980 - 1988)

31 Aug 2022

The dark decade following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran engendered a ‘sudden and irrepressible boulimia’ of letter-writing by non-elite writers in Iran....

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Writing Annie: Too Much Cabbage, Too Much Christ and Too Much Controversy

24 Aug 2022

‘Why would you want to write about Annie Lock?’ I was asked. ‘She destroyed culture - she is not worth a biography’. Annie Lock was a white United Aborigines...

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Q&A Panel on Russia’s War on Ukraine

17 Aug 2022

August 9, 2022, according to the Guardian and many other news outlets, is the 167th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. According to another timeline, it...

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Worlds of Water: Historical perspectives on rivers, oceans and cross-cultural exchange

10 Aug 2022

As record droughts and floods defy both expectation and experience around the world, we take this opportunity to engage in a cross-disciplinary conversation...

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Lyndon B. Johnson and American Indian Policy: The Limitations of Liberalism

3 Aug 2022

Lyndon Johnson is sometimes hailed as the civil rights president, the White House occupant who did the most to advance the cause of justice for African...

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Dark Emu: The Good, the Bad and difficulties in truth telling

27 Jul 2022

Because Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu has been both popularly acclaimed and persuasively criticised (by Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe in Farmers or Hunter-Gatherers...

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