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2016 Allan Martin Public Lecture: Child refugees and Australian internationalism: past, present, future

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-05-27 12:28

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.

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‘Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia’ Book Discussion

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-05-27 11:37

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.

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Visualising Modern Australia with Frank Bongiorno

School of History - news - Tue, 2016-05-24 11:31

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?

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Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-05-19 11:26
Date and time:  Tue, 24/05/2016 - 16:00 - 18:00 Venue:  Theatrette 2.02 Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU

Discussion of New Book - followed by a reception concluding at 6pm

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Wild Science: Conservation Biology in South Africa’s National Parks, 1900–2000

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-05-19 10:21
Date and time:  Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

A School of History Seminar presented in conjunction with the Fenner School of Environment & Society (CMBE)
Speaker: Jane Carruthers, University of South Africa

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A Secular State? Church, State and the Early Colonial Australian Polity

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-05-12 12:57
Date and time:  Wed, 18/05/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

St Matthew's Anglican Church

Samuel Marsden's parish in Windsor

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What was eugenics and why does it still matter? Professor Philippa Levine

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-05-12 12:30
Date and time:  Thu, 26/05/2016 - 12:00 - 14:00 Venue:  Sir Roland Wilson Building 2.02 Theatrette, ANU

Presenter: Professor Philippa Levine, University of Texas at Austin

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School of History Seminar: Slow Catastrophes: Living with Drought in Australia

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-05-05 10:28
Date and time:  Wed, 11/05/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

Mulching prickly pear to feed to cattle in NSW during drought in the 1930s. (National Library of Australia, Fairfax glass plate negatives, obj-161051760)

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School of History Seminar Week 10: Panel Discussion: The Work of Professor Joy Damousi

School of History - events - Wed, 2016-04-27 11:46
Date and time:  Wed, 04/05/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library ANU

Speakers
Frank Bongiorno: Labour, Social History and Psychoanalysis
Angela Woollacott: Gender
Joan Beaumont: War
Amanda Laugesen: Language and Sound
Nicholas Brown: Immigration

 

 

 

Professor Joy Damousi

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School of History Seminar Week 9: English Women and the Late Nineteenth-Century Open Spaces Movement

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-04-21 09:17
Date and time:  Wed, 27/04/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library ANU

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.

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School of History Seminar Week 8: Expeditionary Anthropology: Travel, Teamwork and the ‘Science of Man’

School of History - events - Wed, 2016-04-13 12:03
Date and time:  Wed, 20/04/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

 

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ALLAN MARTIN 2016 PUBLIC LECTURE Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: Past, Present, Future

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-04-07 11:02
Date and time:  Tue, 03/05/2016 - 18:15 - 20:30 Venue:  Coombs Lecture Theatre, Fellows Road, ANU

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.

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Congratulations to the School of History

School of History - news - Thu, 2016-03-24 13:52

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 .

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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

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-03-24 11:58
Date and time:  Wed, 30/03/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

 

Mike Clohesy and Peter de Waal, CAMP NSW demonstration at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, 19 October 1975 (Peter de Waal papers, State Library of NSW, MLMSS 6089)

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Press Release - Annual publication of ADB articles, March 2016

School of History - news - Thu, 2016-03-17 14:45

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.

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History Seminar Week 6: Development Volunteering and the Making of the Third World

School of History - events - Wed, 2016-03-16 14:55
Date and time:  Wed, 23/03/2016 - 16:15 - 18:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library

 

VGS ‘pioneer’ Herb Feith with his
adopted family in Indonesia, 1952

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Race and the Modern Exotic: Three 'Australian' Women on Global Display

School of History - news - Tue, 2016-03-15 09:46

To mark International Women's Day ABC Radio National told the story of Rose Maud Quong, Performer and Academic. Read the article here.

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Dr Gemma Betros wins CASS Award for Excellence in Education

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-03-11 13:25

 

 

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.

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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 - events - Thu, 2016-03-10 10:33
Date and time:  Wed, 16/03/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

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School of History Seminar Week 4: Chambers of Commerce, Globalisation and the Political Economy of the Commonwealth of Nations, 1945-1975

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-03-03 12:34
Date and time:  Wed, 09/03/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

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.

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