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School of History Seminar Schedule Semester 2, 2014

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-14 14:50
Date and time:  Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:15 - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Seminar Schedule Semester 2 2014

The Silken Cord: Contemporaneous Australian 20th-Century Political Biography and Its Meaning

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-14 14:18
Date and time:  Wed, 20/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

The Silken Cord: Contemporaneous Australian 20th-Century Political Biography & Its Meaning
Wednesday 20 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Christine Wallace, PhD candidate, School of History, ANU

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

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The Activist and the Passivist: G. M. Trevelyan, Lytton Strachey and the Myth of the Great War

School of History - events - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:11
Date and time:  Wed, 13/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Wednesday 13 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Alastair MacLachlan, Humanities Research Centre, ANU

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Summer of Discontent: Does A Viable Iraq Exist in 2014?

CAIS - events - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:02
Event type:  Lecture Date and time:  Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 17:30 - 19:00 Venue:  Law Link Theatre, Building 5, Fellows Rd, ANU Speaker:  Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi

Throughout its near century-long existence as a modern state, Iraq has repeatedly undergone forces threatening to undermine its territorial integrity. None, however, have truly shaken the foundations of the state as the events of 10 June 2014 and subsequently. This lecture will explore whether Iraq can be reorganized into a stable and viable democratic state, and, if not, what a post-Iraq dispensation might be.

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Persian Language Online - Obstacles and Opportunities

CAIS - events - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:08
Event type:  Forum Date and time:  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 16:15 - 17:15 Venue:  Al Falasi Theatre, CAIS, Building 127, Ellery crescent, ANU Speaker:  Speakers: William Jenkins, Educational Developer; Robbie Coombs, Educational Technologist; Dr Zahra Taheri, Convenor of Persian Language and Iranian Studies

In 2013, the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS) began an ambitious project to teach Persian and Arabic online. The first course offering was Introductory Persian A in Semester 1, 2014; Introductory Persian B and an advanced course in Media Arabic followed in Semester 2, 2014.
Digital learning, whether online, offline, or a blend, has become a major debate for universities worldwide and challenged the traditional model of university instruction.

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The Appeal to Honour and the Decision for War

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:03
Date and time:  Tue, 12/08/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30 Venue:  Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre 1.04 (Bldg 9) ANU

Tuesday 12 August 3.00pm

Dr Robin Archer, London School of Economics

Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre 1.04 (Bldg 9) ANU

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Collaboration and Methods: Behind the Scenes in Researching the Long History of Drought Assistance in Australia

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:16
Date and time:  Wed, 06/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Rebecca Jones, Karen Downing and Blake Singley will pull the curtain on their recent forays into an interesting mix of methods and sources that together, they hope, will add new dimensions to the long history of government drought assistance in Australia. We have begun to chart monetary assistance through financial records in official Year Books; visualise the language of legislation and newspaper commentary; and correlate these findings with firsthand accounts of drought in personal writings and oral history interviews.

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Reducing incarceration using Justice Reinvestment: an exploratory case study

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:42
22/10/2014 Jill Guthrie


Jill Guthrie, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU

A good idea that went wrong’: The rise and fall of two Aboriginal licensed clubs in northern Australia

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:32
01/10/2014 Maggie Brady

Using interviews with protagonists and documentary sources, this seminar examines the development of two licensed social clubs that were designed to inculcate responsible drinking practices for their Aboriginal clientele. The Murrinh Patha Social Club at Wadeye was designed by well-meaning Catholic missionaries in the late 1970s, in a post-prohibition effort to teach moderation in a safe environment and the Tyeweretye Social Club in Alice Springs was established in the early 1990s for very similar reasons.

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The Vexed Link Between Social Capital and Social Mobility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:26
24/09/2014 Maggie Walter

Overcoming the vast socio-economic disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians is a long-standing social policy objective; one shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from around the nation. Goal achievement will require Indigenous individuals and households to be social mobile, a process integrally involved with social capital, existing and requisite. There is almost no research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social mobility or its attendant social capital connections.

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Bridging the gap: Lean programming in remote Australia

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:22
17/09/2014 Buddhi Lokuge

Lean methods offer a model for translating Closing the Gap policies to the real world that is both efficient and allows genuine partnership with community stakeholders. It focuses on validated learning, flexibility and adaptation to local needs, rather than implementing a fixed (often redundant) plan.

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The Political Ecology of the Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:15
03/09/2014 Seán Kerins Jacky Green

Anthropologist Arturo Escobar argues in Territories of Difference that political ecology should not be viewed solely as a two-pronged conflict between economics and ecology but as a conflict that includes another important dimension, namely the cultural.

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An experimental analysis of charitable giving in Australia

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:13
27/08/2014 Kristy Jones

I will give a brief overview of two papers using experimental methods to examine charitable giving in Australia. The first paper investigates the role of ethnicity in paternalistic giving. I present a charitable giving experiment where donors have a choice to donate to one of three recipient types, including an Indigenous Australia recipient. I find that altruism is paternalistic, even when paternalism is costly, with almost 60 per cent of donors willing to pay to restrict how a donation can be spent when given the opportunity.

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Empowerment as praxis

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 16:54
06/08/2014 Richard Barcham

This seminar examines the different meanings attached to empowerment by the Cape York Welfare Reform Trial in Aboriginal Australia and the Community Development Agency Development Education Training program in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Both programs seek to address deteriorating social conditions, and see passive dependence as a primary cause. Both aim to rebuild social norms through restoration of Indigenous authority and access to the means to have independent income. Colonisation forms a common context for their use of the language of empowerment.

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Book Launch: 'A History of Canberra' by Nicholas Brown

School of History - events - Mon, 2014-07-21 16:42
Date and time:  Thu, 07/08/2014 - 17:45 - 20:00 Venue:  Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka

Please join us for the launch of A History of Canberra by Nicholas Brown.

The book will be launched by Geoff Page.

Thursday August 7
5.45 for 6.00pm

Telephone 6295 6723 or

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Kim Doyle: Archipelagos of Peace: An Oral History of Australian Peacekeeping in Bougainville, East Timor and Solomon Islands 1997–2006

School of History - events - Fri, 2014-07-18 15:27
Date and time:  Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Cultural heritage and the mediation of identity, memory and historical narratives

School of Sociology - events - Fri, 2012-08-17 10:41
Date and time:  Mon, 22/10/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30

Dr Laurajane Smith,
ARC Future Fellow, School of Archaeology & Anthropology,

The Australian National University,

Larry Saha Room 2175 Haydon-Allen Building

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