2016 Allan Martin Public Lecture: Child refugees and Australian internationalism: past, present, future
The 2016 Allan Martin Public Lecture was delivered by Professor Joy Damousi. Professor Damousi's lecture: Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: Past, Present, Future is now available through the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences SoundCloud account.
The School of History recently hosted a discussion of professor Anne McGrath's new publication Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia.
What can the audio-visual materials of the National Archives of tell us about social and political change in modern Australia? Frank Bongiorno, author of The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (2012) and The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015), spoke about how major changes in public and private life during the 1960's and 1970's can be traced through film and sound at the National Archives. How did men's and women's roles change? What kinds of attitudes to marriage and sexuality can be in the AV record?Image FrankBongiorno_0.jpg
Discussion of New Book - followed by a reception concluding at 6pm
A School of History Seminar presented in conjunction with the Fenner School of Environment & Society (CMBE)
Speaker: Jane Carruthers, University of South Africa
St Matthew's Anglican Church
Samuel Marsden's parish in Windsor
Presenter: Professor Philippa Levine, University of Texas at Austin
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.