28 November 2014
9.30am - 3.00pm
Coombs Extension Building, Room 1.04
What are the cultural, historic and political roots of decades-long simmering political frustration of generations of Muslim youth across Asia’s Muslim regions?
From Sudan to Samoa: Imperial Culture and Legacies in New Zealand’s Rule over the Mandated Territory of Western Samoa
Speaker: Patricia O’Brien, School of History, ANU
12:30 Welcome: Dr Fiona Jenkins (Convenor, Gender Institute, ANU)
12:35 p.m. to 3:30, Professor Matthews’ Activism, Scholarship,
Teaching and Legacy, Hedley Bull 2
12:35-2.00: Jill Matthews: activist and scholar
Chair: Prof. Desley Deacon (Emeritus Professor of History, ANU)
Speaker: Emily Duthie, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU
What are the cultural, historic and political roots of decades-long simmering political frustration of generations of Muslim youth across Asia’s Muslim regions? Their demands are ignored and/or suppressed both by national regimes and their international patrons. The vengeful unleashing of the so called global war on terror, instigated by fear following the 9-11-2001 attacks against the US mainland, only has added fuel to politics of rage and turning it effectively into a global war for terror. Was such escalation of violence inevitable?
‘Taking the Long Journey’: Australian Women who Served with Allied Countries and Para-military Organisations during World War One
Wednesday 15 Oct. 2014 4:15-5:30pm
Speaker: Selena Williams, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU
The School of Creative Arts and Humanities, Charles Darwin UniversityProfessional Historians Association (NT) ANNUAL HISTORY COLLOQUIUM
Saturday 1st November 2014
The Theatrette, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Please join us for a discussion about women in the Middle East with some fantastic speakers and topical conversation. The night will focus on issues such as gender roles and women's rights in the various cultures in the Middle East, critiques of the Western perspectives of these women and their role in society.
Jacqueline Sutton's is a research scholar at CAIS. Her thesis is on women journalists in Iraq and Afghanistan. She has worked in the Middle East with the United Nations.
The Australian Centre for Federalism (School of Politics and International Relations) in collaboration with the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (Crawford School of Public Policy), ANU present:Stephen Harper, Open Federalism and the Future of Canada? Academic lecture by Prof. Daniel Beland
Common Room, University House, followed by a drinks reception.
This paper reflects on three aspects of the current political situation of Indigenous peoples in the so-called CANZUS countries (Canada, Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and the United States).
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
By Dr Karen Downing
Book to be launched by Professor Penny Russell, Bicentennial Professor of Australian History, The University of Sydney
Friday 10 October 2014, 5.00pm for 5.30pm
Refreshments will follow the launch
The Greek Civil War and Child Refugees to Australia: The Cold War and Australian Internationalism in the 1940s
School of History Seminar SeriesThe Greek Civil War and Child Refugees to Australia: The Cold War and Australian Internationalism in the 1940s
Speaker: Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne
Since its inception, the detective genre has crossed borders and languages and everywhere it has gone it has been appropriated and rewritten to fit local concerns and taboos.
In this journey across cultures and languages the crime genre – through its exploration of death and life – provides insight into how different communities conceive crime.
The need for language programs to attend to the development of intercultural understanding and intercultural communication has long been a commonplace in language education.
Recent thinking in language education has argued that language education needs to do more than make claims the contribution language education makes to the intercultural and to integrate the intercultural explicitly in language programs.
Speakers: Ann McGrath, ANU, and Andrew Pike, Ronin Films
Special Time and Venue: 4.00 – 5.30 pm
Theatrette 1.02, Roland Wilson Building, ANU
Turkey and Australia are two nations sharing common values and ideals. The UN, G20, MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, Australia) and NATO are a few examples of the international platforms where Turkey and Australia cooperate closely, with the objective of strengthening international peace and stability.
School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Pierre van der Eng, Research School of Management, CBE, ANU
School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Les Hetherington, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU
At so many levels, schooling in Australia could benefit from linguistically informed advice, particularly where education is delivered in linguistically complex contexts. The question is whether linguists are prepared for the nature of the very particular “site” of schools which have their own culture, knowledge sets and practices. In this presentation, the school domain is viewed through the lens of the linguist to draw out the existing tensions.