School of History Zoom Seminar Series Semester 1, 2020


School of History


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 or

Past events

Crusaders with a Conscience? Encounters with Ethics and Violence in the Early Thirteenth Century

3 Jun 2020

This paper will explore how crusaders decided what constituted legitimate and illegitimate conduct in combat.  Although the scholarly literature on ius ad...

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The British Empire's Dr Strangelove?: Ernest Titterton and the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia

27 May 2020

This paper reconsiders some of the narratives constructed by the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia (1984–85), primarily those...

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Hereafter: Memory, Commemoration, and the First World War at the Australian War Memorial, 1927-130s

20 May 2020

In Australia, the process of writing the official histories of the First World War began soon after the Armistice, drawing from the records of those who had...

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Olive Cotton: A Life in Photography

13 May 2020

Olive Cotton (1911-2003) had a disrupted career as an art photographer. She achieved prominence in the 1930s-40s, then disappeared from public view until being...

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Settler Sovereignty in Singapore and Bathurst in the 1820s

6 May 2020

Singapore was founded as a British settlement in 1819 and the settlement underwent an overwhelming growth in settlement expansion. New South Wales, founded in...

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School of History Seminar Series - Sir Frederick Jordan: Fire Under the Frost Seminar

29 Apr 2020

More than any other State Chief Justice, Sir Frederick Jordan left an enduring legacy of jurisprudence spanning all areas of the general law. To those facing...

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