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School of History Seminar Week 3: Closed Stranger Adoption and Māori (1955–1985): Violence, Sex, and Race

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-07-28 14:36
Date and time:  Wed, 03/08/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

Matron with babies at Bethany Home, Wellington, NZ, 1969. [Source].

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Biography Workshop

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-07-22 13:59
Date and time:  Thu, 28/07/2016 - 12:00 - 13:30 Venue:  Seminar Room A, HC Coombs Building, ANU

Stephen Wilks will talk about his researches into the remarkable but little studied Earle Christmas Grafton Page – Country Party leader, Treasurer, Prime Minister and perhaps the most extraordinary visionary to hold high public office in the Australian Commonwealth.  Page’s incessant activism in issues of regionalism, new states, hydro-electricity, economic planning, co-operative federalism and rural universities make him a vehicle for studying the place in Australian history of ideas and ambitions for national development – ‘developmentalism’. 

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School of History Seminar Week 2: Haunting Biology: The Scientific Collection of Blood and Bones in Indigenous Australia

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-07-21 09:24
Date and time:  Wed, 27/07/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

One Canberra night in 2009, an Aboriginal poet was haunted by a dead comparative anatomist who cut through her body with a scalpel. This article takes a leap of faith to consider this not as a freak event but as a reflection of the general condition of scientific research involving Indigenous people in Australia, and perhaps in other places. Kevin Hetherington’s (2004) analysis of the first and second burial of animate and inanimate objects argues that interrupting a second burial can lead to haunting.

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Jack Smart Lecture 2016: Cognition as a Social Skill

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-07-15 14:02
Date and time:  Wed, 27/07/2016 - 17:30 - 19:30 Venue:  Innovations Theatre, Anthony Low Building, 124 Eggleston Road, ANU   To Register Visit the Eventbrite page.

 

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Stephen Yablo Workshop: Themes from Stephen Yablo

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-07-15 10:50
Date and time:  Mon, 25/07/2016 - 09:00 - Tue, 26/07/2016 - 17:00 Venue:  Innovations Theatre, Anthony Low Building (124)

Stephen Yablo is David W. Skinner Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge USA.  He has written important work on philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophical logic.  This 2-day workshop brings together local and international speakers, celebrating different aspects of Yablo's work, and features a presentation by Yablo himself.

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Not Passing - Shapeshifting: Reflections on Racial Plasticity

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-07-15 10:18
Date and time:  Wed, 20/07/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

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School of History Seminar Week 1: Not Passing - Shapeshifting: Reflections on Racial Plasticity

School of History - events - Wed, 2016-07-13 09:52
Date and time:  Wed, 20/07/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library ANU Not Passing — Shapeshifting: Reflections on Racial Plasticity
Wednesday 20 July 2016 4:15–5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Paul Spickard, University of California, Santa Barbara

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

 

The Aylmer Twins.

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HDR Masterclass on Race, Mixed Race, and Identity

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-07-08 14:14
Date and time:  Fri, 29/07/2016 - 13:00 - 15:00 Venue:  Seminar Room 1.13, Coombs Extension Building 8, ANU

It is common in academic circles to assert that racial and ethnic identities are socially constructed entities.  This masterclass will offer students tools for examining how those identities are in fact constructed.  It will explore the history of racial thinking, examine how modern racial ideas came to be, and think about how different racial and ethnic systems operate in different parts of the world.  In particular, it will explore the rise in the last quarter century of the idea of racial mixedness and contemplate that idea's impact on our ideas about race.  Final

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Call for Conference Registrations - History and Authority: Political Vocabularies of the Modern Age

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-07-08 10:38

The Humanities Research Centre invites registrations for its conference ‘History and Authority:  Political Vocabularies of the Modern Age’.  The conference will be held from the 27th - 29th July, 2016 at the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. 

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The Minoru Hokari Scholarship for fieldwork Announcement

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-07-08 09:45

The 2016 Minoru Hokari Scholarship is awarded to Ms Tjanara Goreng Goreng, an Indigenous scholar based in the ANU’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Her doctoral research investigates how individuals emerge as elders in Aboriginal society.

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Gravity: Its History and Philosophy - Call for Papers

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-27 10:41
University of Colorado at Boulder
Oct. 28 -30, 2016 Invited speakers

Peter Saulson, Syracuse University, LIGO

Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota

Peter Bender, JILA, University of Colorado

The conference topic is gravity from antiquity to the present. Historical and philosophical papers on both theory and experiment are welcome.

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Dr Philip Butterss, The life of C.J. Dennis; 'An Unsentimental Bloke'

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-24 14:32
Date and time:  Thu, 30/06/2016 - 12:00 - 23:30 Venue:  Seminar Room A, HC Coombs Building, ANU

Dr Philip Butterss will talk about C.J. Dennis, whose best-selling books The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke and The Moods of Ginger Mick made him a literary celebrity during the First World War and beyond, and are credited by some as helping to shape the ANZAC legend. He will give some attention to Dennis’s careful crafting of his own public profile, and to the more private C.J.

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Research Bytes

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-24 13:52
Date and time:  Wed, 29/06/2016 - 17:00 - 18:00 Venue:  The Scarth Room, University House, ANU (enter from Balmain Cres)

Research Bytes provides an opportunity to to hear our Early Career Academic Fellows talk briefly about their work, followed by a chance to network and mingle.

A diverse panel of ECAFs will showcase their research interests during 4-5 short talks.
The speakers are Elena Martin Avila (Biology, CMBE), Gemma Betros (History, CASS), Deborah Apthorp (Psychology, CMBE), Sorin Daniliuc (Accounting & Business, CBE) and Claire O’Brien (Medicine, CMBE).

The talk will be followed by informal drinks & networking from 6pm to 6.30pm.

 

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Ken Inglis in History: A Laconic Colloquium

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-20 15:40

Monash University are Hosting a two day Colloquium for ANU Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis. This event will honour Ken's remarkable career. 

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The Art of Time Travel by Tom Griffiths Book Launch

School of History - events - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:22
Date and time:  Tue, 26/07/2016 - 17:00 - 19:00 Venue:  The Drawing Room, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, Australian National University

To be Launched by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Please RSVP by Tuesday 19th July to publicity@blackincbooks.com or 03 9486 0288

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Dr Lawrence Bamblett the Inaugural Vice Chancellors Scholar in Indigenous History Welcomed to the ANU

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:01

On the 1st of June, the Vice Chancellor held a luncheon to welcome Dr Lawrence Bamblett, the Inaugural Vice Chancellors Scholar in Indigenous History.

Dr Bamblett will be located in the Australian Centre for Indigenous History in the School of History.

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Professor Ira B. Nadel: Russian Woolf: Virginia Woolf and Russia

School of History - events - Tue, 2016-06-14 13:32
Date and time:  Tue, 14/06/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  Humanities Research Centre Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building, ANU

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True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography Canberra

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-06 10:59

Stephen Baxter, The Australian Crowd, 2014

True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography Canberra will be taking place between 30 June - 2 July 2016. This conference will explore the opportunities and challenges in producing national biographical dictionaries in the digital age.

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True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography Canberra

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-03 16:37
Date and time:  Thu, 30/06/2016 - 17:00 - Sat, 02/07/2016 - 15:00 Venue:  National Library of Australia - Parkes Place West, Canberra, ACT 2600

Stephen Baxter, The Australian Crowd, 2014

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