Frank Bongiorno: Labour, Social History and Psychoanalysis
Angela Woollacott: Gender
Joan Beaumont: War
Amanda Laugesen: Language and Sound
Nicholas Brown: Immigration
Professor Joy Damousi
School of History Seminar Week 9: English Women and the Late Nineteenth-Century Open Spaces Movement
During the second half of the nineteenth century, England became the most industrialised and urbanised nation on earth. It was also land-hungry, with an expanding population driving housing developments on any available space.
School of History Seminar Week 8: Expeditionary Anthropology: Travel, Teamwork and the ‘Science of Man’
ALLAN MARTIN 2016 PUBLIC LECTURE Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: Past, Present, Future
The issue of child refugees is a timely, relevant and highly significant one. The treatment and experience of child refugees continues to be an ongoing concern and the focus of national and international debates.
Congratulations on the splendid recognition of the School in this year’s QS World University Rankings. History at ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and 12th in the world!
And congratulations to Frank Bongiorno, whose book The Eighties: The decade that transformed Australia has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize .
History Seminar Week 7: 'These are just a few examples of our daily oppressions’: Speaking and Listening to Homosexuality in Australian’s Royal Commission on Human Relationships, 1974–1977
The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) is the largest and most successful cooperative research enterprise in the humanities and social sciences in Australia. Hundreds of academics and other professionals give of their time freely to serve on Working Parties throughout Australia to choose who will have entries and to nominate the 4500 authors who have written the Dictionary’s 13,000 entries. The ANU hosts the editorial staff in the School of History.
To mark International Women's Day ABC Radio National told the story of Rose Maud Quong, Performer and Academic. Read the article here.
The School of History is thrilled to congratulate Dr Gemma Betros on her 2015 CASS Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in addition, her nomination for the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
School of History Seminar Week 5: ‘British to the core’: Australian Commodities and the Cultural Economy of the ‘White’ Empire, 1926–1939
School of History Seminar Week 4: Chambers of Commerce, Globalisation and the Political Economy of the Commonwealth of Nations, 1945-1975
This paper explores the demise of a conception of the British Empire/Commonwealth of Nations as a coherent trading unit amongst business elites from 1945 to 1975. It does so through the prism of a previously neglected pan-imperial, later pan-Commonwealth, business association: the Federation of Commonwealth Chambers of Commerce.
History Seminar Week 2: Contesting 'the Ballarat cry': Alfred Deakin's Narrative of Trade and Race in the 1903 Federal Election Compaign
The School of History is excited to congratulate PhD candidate Catherine Horne on her postgraduate scholarship, awarded by the National Archives of Australia (NAA) and the Australian Historical Association (AHA).
Catherine was one of two candidates awarded the bi-annual scholarship for 2015-16, which supports archival research into unexplored aspects of Australia’s history. Catherine’s research is focused on women’s speech on Australian radio between 1923 and 1966 and investigates its link with women’s entry into the public sphere.Image horne_catherine_320x215.jpg
On 23 February, join Dr Chris Wallace; historian, biographer, journalist and visiting fellow at the National Centre of Biography, School of History, ANU; with Anne Tiernan, in conversation with Katherine Murphy.
"Australia has never been richer, its people better educated and the country better connected internationally, yet there is a widespread perception that systems and key institutions are broken."
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:00pm – 7:00pm
In this seminar environmental historian of the United States, Christof Mauch, introduces his project ‘Travels into America’s Nature and History’, which focuses on ten different places in the United States. Mauch zooms in and out of these places and explores each case over the longue durée — from deep geological time to the present.
On the 27th January, NITV is screening 'Message from Mungo’ (Ronin Films) in the prime time slot of 7.30 pm. This is especially timely in the wake of Australia Day, with its intense debates about the appropriateness of this as our national day.