Between the Old World and the New: C. F. Volney and the Politics of Travel Writing in France, 1780–1803
It was the era of Hawke and Keating, Kylie and INXS, the America’s Cup and the Bicentenary.
It was perhaps the most controversial decade in Australian history, with high-flying entrepreneurs booming and busting, torrid debates over land rights and immigration, the advent of AIDS, a harsh recession and the rise of the New Right.
In 1959 the secretary of the Department of Trade, John Crawford (1910–1984), accepted an invitation to become Director of the Research School of Pacific Studies and Professor of Economics at the Australian National University.
Bristol and the War, 31 Oct.1914, p.1
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Edmond Leighton, The Accolade (1901)
Image: Paris House Menu, cover art, 1904
The Hanged Man and the Body Thief
Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery
By Alexandra Roginski
Angas Downs/Anangu Ngura: A History in Place
Wednesday 5 August 2015 4:15-5:30pm
School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Shannyn Palmer, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU
McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU
The School of History Seminar Series Week 10, to be held on Wednesday 07 October, will be presented by Dr Alex Cook, School of History, Australian National University "Between the Old World and the New: C. F. Volney and the Politics of Travel Writing in France, 1780–1803'. Flyer available here.
The full program is available here.
Magna Carta 800 – ANU historians Dr Tania Colwell and Prof. Paul Pickering discuss this landmark document on ABC’s Radio National
This month sees the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, a peace treaty negotiated between the wicked King John and his rebellious barons at Runnymede in 1215. Although it failed to establish peace between the king and his magnates, this landmark document has gone on to become a touchstone for advocates of due process of the law, the separation of powers, and human rights.