Aboriginal people make history largely outside the academies. Yet much of Australia’s ‘official and public history’ is produced and disseminated through academic institutions and has often excluded or misrepresented Aboriginal history and experience.
Language as emblem and language as means of communication: The significance for language and educational policies
This paper discusses the differences between languages as emblems and as means of communication. It considers the importance of these differences for policy, for interpreting census figures on which policies are based, and for implementations of policy, including distribution of funds.
There have been a number of well-intentioned media and communications programs rolled out by the Australian Government in recent years that have imposed one-size-fits-all solutions onto remote Indigenous Australia. I will look at a number of these programs - including NBN, digital switchover, Indigenous television and the National Jobs Package - and describe the impact of the delivery model for remote Indigenous people.
Because New Zealand had no Charles Bean, its WWI ‘official’ war histories were small in number and low in quality. Historians are still playing catch-up – or so they say.
This talk is in two parts. The first examines the changing ways in which generations of New Zealand historians, novelists and monument-makers portrayed or remembered the war.
A free symposium for staff and students at ANU and other Australian scholars working in the field of war art is to be held at ANU in 2014.
The siege imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel since the election of Hamas in June 2007 has greatly harmed Gaza’s health system. Many services, specialist and life-saving treatments are not available to Palestinians inside Gaza and access to medical care in hospitals outside Gaza has decreased. In addition, as the security situation worsens for Palestinians treatment of chronic patients, among them cancer and heart patients, is postponed, and the supply of medicines and medical equipment to Gaza is delayed.
Chair: Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, DVC (Academic), ANU
Cookbooks are an ideal medium through which to chart many of the transformations occurring in Australian society. They were a ubiquitous presence in almost every Australian home from the earliest days of European settlement. These humble recipe books, however, embodied more than food and domestic culture they also mirrored many other aspects of the society that produced them.
HIGH TREASON, NO TRIFLE: THE EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF ARTHUR LYNCH (1861-1934)
As the conflict in Syria continues to intensify, attention is turning to the impact it is having upon Syria’s neighbours. Since it began in 2011, the conflict has forced over 1.3 million Syrians to flee as refugees to Syria’s surrounding neighbours. In this seminar, Mr Ziad Mikati, will share his personal views on the challenges that the Syrian conflict presents for Lebanon and the region. As an advisor to the former Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, Mr Mikati is well placed to shed light on this increasingly complex situation.
Italy is currently in the news for its political and economic crisis. Often dismissed as a beautiful holiday destination inhabited by inefficient, lazy, and corrupt people, Italy has one of the most fascinating histories of any country. In 1860/61, the Italian nation state was created, bringing together people who previously had little in common. What Italy means has been a constant feature of Italian history ever since.
The ANU Student Mobility Program Exchange Fair will be held on Monday 15 April 2013. The fair is an opportunity for ANU students to meet representatives and volunteer students from our partner universities throughout the world.
Come along and find out more about your overseas study opportunities by meeting the people who have lived the experience!
ANU AREA and COLLEGE Representatives
CAIS offers the following Graduate coursework programs:
Graduate Certificate in Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
Master of Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MMECAS)
Master of Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies - Advanced
Master of Islam in the Modern World (MIMW)
School of History Seminar Series 2013 - Creating a Nation from Afar: Robert Montgomery and the Early American Consulate
Born in 1754 in Newry, Ireland, Robert Montgomery was a commission merchant who would come to represent the United States as consul to Alicante, Spain, for roughly thirty years. Other than his long service, he typified early American consuls, who frequently were born outside of the U.S. and were usually merchants. This paper uses Montgomery to illustrate the nature of American consuls, who were typically the only representatives of t
Professor Daniel Lord Smail (Department of History, Harvard University)
Professor Ann McGrath (Australian Centre for Indigenous History, The Australian National University)
Professor Lisa Kewley (Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University)
Dr Jeanine Leane (Australian Centre for Indigenous History, Australian National University)
Assoc. Professor Harry Allen (Department of Anthropology, The University of Auckland)