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School of History, RSSS, Annual Thesis Proposal Review Day

School of History - events - Tue, 2016-11-15 16:27
Date and time:  Wed, 23/11/2016 - 09:30 - 13:30 Venue:  Hedley Bull Building (3)

 

Schedule

Session 1: 9:30 to 11:00

Scott W. Dempsey
Rory McLeod
Lindy Orthia

Refreshment Break: 11:00 to 11:15

Session 2: 11:15 to 12:45

Wilbert Wong Wei Wen
David Roth
Deborah Nance

Lunch: 12:45 to 1:30
 

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Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-11-11 11:22

Do elections really matter? Does it make much difference who the Prime Minister is? Should we be forced to vote? Should people who don’t know anything about politics be allowed to vote?

The School of History at the Australian National University is running the Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey (AAES). Are elections important? Do they make a difference? We’d love to get your thoughts!

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ANU History Academics Amongst 2017 ARC Grant Recipients

School of History - news - Tue, 2016-11-08 12:19

Thirteen projects proposed by academics from the College of Arts and Social Sciences have received funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). A range of projects from the College have won a total of $5.1m in funding, this includes two ARC Future Fellowships, seven Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRAs) and four Discovery Projects. The ANU as a whole has received more than $43 million for 91 proposals.

Two research projects from the School of History are amongst the successful submissions.

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Brokers & Boundaries Book Launch

School of History - events - Tue, 2016-10-25 09:55
Date and time:  Thu, 17/11/2016 - 16:00 - 18:00 Venue:  HC Coombs Tea Room, HC Coombs Building, 9 Fellows Road, ANU

 

Launched by Dr Malcolm Allbrook, National Centre of Biography, School of History, ANU

Please RSVP by 14 November 2016: maria.haenga-collins@anu.edu.au

 

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Documenting Australia’s External Relations: Papua New Guinea and Nauru

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-10-20 09:05
Date and time:  Wed, 26/10/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

Studying the paths to independence of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nauru, as documented in the National Archives of Australia, offers a distinctive perspective on Australia’s role as administering power of external territories for which it had United Nations trusteeship responsibilities (though only in part for PNG).

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Floor Talk: Frank Bongiorno

School of History - events - Mon, 2016-10-17 10:43
Date and time:  Wed, 19/10/2016 - 13:00 - 14:00 Venue:  Canberra Musuem and Gallery

Join Frank Bongiorno, Associate Professor, School of History, Australian National University to delve into the lives of the Denmans and explore a fascinating period of Australian history.

This public event is related to the Gallery's current exhibition Peace, Love and World War: The Denmans, 1910-1917, Empire and Australia.

For further details visit:

http://www.cmag.com.au/events/floor-talk-frank-bongiorno

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Aboriginal Australians and the First World War Home Front

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-10-13 09:52
Date and time:  Wed, 19/10/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

Port Lincoln Aboriginal personality known as "Black Fanny" with members of the Armed Services and other local residents during the 1914–18 War (State Library of South Australia, B27552).

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Murder, Sex and the Death Penalty in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada: A Preliminary Inquiry

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-10-06 10:30
Date and time:  Wed, 12/10/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

Toronto Globe and Mail, 15 March 1927, report of the judgement of the Court of Appeal of Ontario that set aside the death sentence imposed on William McCathern for rape.

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The Defeat of Conscription: A Centennial Retrospective

School of History - events - Tue, 2016-10-04 15:15
Date and time:  Sat, 29/10/2016 - 13:00 - 17:30 Venue:  Hedley Bull Centre (Building 130), Room 2, The Australian National University   Australian Society for the Study of Labour History in partnership with the School of History, The Australian National University

1.00-1.10:

Frank Bongiorno - Welcome: Why does the centenary of the conscription crisis matter?

1.10-3.00:                       

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Professor Melanie Nolan and Dr Carolyn Strange announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Social Science

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-09-30 16:39

The School of History would like to congratulate Professor Melanie Nolan, Director, National Centre of Biography, School of History and Dr Carolyn Strange, Senior Fellow and Graduate Director, School of History, for their election to the Australian Academy of Social Science.

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Dr Mark Dawson Awarded the Inaugural RSSS & HRC Monograph Fellowship

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-09-30 15:42

The School of History would like to congratulate Dr Mark Dawson for his success as the inaugural RSSS & HRC Monograph Fellow.

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Vale Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-09-30 13:01

The School of History and the broader ANU community has been saddened by the recent death of Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney at the age of 90.

Highly respected in the field of Archaeology Professor Mulvaney was a founding professor of the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology. Professor Mulvaney joined ANU in 1965 and was Professor of Prehistory in the Faculty of Arts from 1971 to 1985. He took early retirement and became Honorary Secretary of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Chair of the ACT Heritage Committee.

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Christian Complexions in Seventeenth-Century England

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-09-29 10:37
Date and time:  Wed, 05/10/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

E. Pagitt, Heresiography (1662 edition), p.244.

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General Leonard Wood and the Politics of Empire, War and Peace in the United States

School of History - events - Tue, 2016-09-27 15:10
Date and time:  Wed, 28/09/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

Leonard Wood won fame at the sharp end of the American Empire – first with Theodore Roosevelt in Cuba during the Spanish American War and then in the Philippines as Governor of  Moro Province, where he led the brutal suppression of an indigenous rebellion between 1903 and 1906. He then served as Army Chief of Staff between 1910 and 1914, and then argued for American military preparedness as World War I engulfed the rest of the western world. Along the way Wood grew ever closer to the Republican Party, to Roosevelt,  and alienated the Democratic Wilson administration.

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2016 Max Kelly Medal awarded to Daniel McKay for his essay ‘Loyal Children: The Australian Factor in the Birth of the Imperial Federation Movement'

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-09-19 12:52

ANU Undergraduate student Daniel McKay has been recognised in the History Council of New South Wales Awards. Daniel has been awarded the 2016 Max Kelly Medal for his essay 'Loyal Children: The Australian Factor in the Birth of the Imperial Federation League'.

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A Third Perspective between Colonialism and Nationalism: Inter-Colonial Health Governing Schemes of the League of Nations’ Far Eastern Rural Hygiene Conference, Bandung 1937

School of History - events - Mon, 2016-09-19 11:31
Date and time:  Wed, 21/09/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

Shortly after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, the League of Nations held the Far Eastern Rural Hygiene Conference in Bandung, which was hosted by the Dutch East Indies government, between 3–13 August 1937. The conference of 1937 has long been overshadowed by the other Bandung Conference of 1955, which launched the third force of non-alliance in the bipolar Cold War politics, led by post-colonial leaders in Asia.

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ANU Historian Professor Anne McGrath has won the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Prize

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-09-12 13:02

ANU historian, Professor Ann McGrath, has won a 2016 NSW Premier's History prize for her book, llicit Love: Interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia.

The Director of the ANU Australian Centre for Indigenous History, won the $15,000 general history section.

The judges said Illicit Love combined Queensland and Cherokee history and showcased the best of innovative trends in transnational history writing.

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Interconnected Oligarchy: The New South Wales Labor Party and the Trade Unions from 1910 to 1939

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-09-09 10:59
Date and time:  Wed, 14/09/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

The period from 1910 to 1939 was one of the most turbulent chapters in New South Wales (NSW) labour history. It was defined by intense ideological conflict, winner-take-all factional warfare, widespread accusations of corruption, and multiple Labor Party splits. Intertwined within these issues were questions of democracy and oligarchy within the movement. Questions, that is, of the extent to which ordinary trade union and Labor Party members should control labour institutions.

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Call for Papers: How the Personal Became Political

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-09-02 11:35
How the Personal Became Political: Re-assessing Australia's Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970's An interdisciplinary two day symposium

Where: Australian National University

When: Monday 6th March - Tuesday 7th 2017

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The Puzzle of the 1944 Referendum on Reconstruction

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-08-25 17:21
Date and time:  Wed, 31/08/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

Faced with an unprecedented threat to national security during the Second World War, the Commonwealth government assumed extraordinary powers. These extended beyond the military effort to the measures required to equip and sustain it: there were unprecedented controls over capital and labour, investment and consumption. In return for the discipline and denial demanded of civilians, the government embarked on an ambitious scheme of economic and social reconstruction.

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