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A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

School of History - events - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:56
Date and time:  Thu, 20/11/2014 - 12:30 - 18:30 Venue:  Hedley Bull 2 and National Film and Sound Archive Women’s Studies and Gender Studies @ANU: A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career Thursday 20 November 2014

12:30 Welcome: Dr Fiona Jenkins (Convenor, Gender Institute, ANU)

12:35 p.m. to 3:30, Professor Matthews’ Activism, Scholarship,
Teaching and Legacy, Hedley Bull 2

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Colonies in the Slums: Toynbee Hall and Oxford House, 1884–1939

School of History - events - Fri, 2014-10-17 13:53
Date and time:  Wed, 22/10/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU   School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Emily Duthie, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU

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‘Taking the Long Journey’: Australian Women who Served with Allied Countries and Para-military Organisations during World War One

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:06
Date and time:  Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU   School of History Seminar Series ‘Taking the Long Journey’: Australian Women who Served with Allied Countries and Para-military Organisations during World War One

Wednesday 15 Oct. 2014 4:15-5:30pm

Speaker: Selena Williams, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU

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Annual History Colloquium Darwin 1st November 2014

School of History - events - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:46
Date and time:  Sat, 01/11/2014 - 08:45 - 17:00 Venue:  The Theatrette, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory   The Centre for Environmental History, The Australian National University with

The School of Creative Arts and Humanities, Charles Darwin University

Professional Historians Association (NT) ANNUAL HISTORY COLLOQUIUM
Saturday 1st November 2014

The Theatrette, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

Session Information

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Summer Scholars Applications now Open for 2014 - 2015

School of History - news - Fri, 2014-10-03 09:40
The ANU School of History is pleased to announce that it will host a group of Summer Scholars from 1 December 2014 to 30 January 2015.

Successful applicants will be supervised by academic staff within the School of History.
Outstanding undergraduate students from Australia and New Zealand in their 3rd or Honours year of studies in History are encouraged to apply.
A History Summer Scholarship includes:
• Return economy travel from a student's place of residence to Canberra;

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Book Launch: 'Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840' by Dr Karen Downing

School of History - events - Wed, 2014-10-01 13:38
Date and time:  Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:00 - 19:30 Venue:  Tea Room, Coombs Building #9, Fellows Rd, ANU Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
By Dr Karen Downing

Book to be launched by Professor Penny Russell, Bicentennial Professor of Australian History, The University of Sydney

Friday 10 October 2014, 5.00pm for 5.30pm

Refreshments will follow the launch

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The Greek Civil War and Child Refugees to Australia: The Cold War and Australian Internationalism in the 1940s

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-09-25 16:23
Date and time:  Wed, 01/10/2014 - 16:15 - 18:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

School of History Seminar Series

The Greek Civil War and Child Refugees to Australia: The Cold War and Australian Internationalism in the 1940s

Speaker: Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne

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Message from Mungo – a film viewing and discussion

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-09-11 11:26
Date and time:  Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:00 - 17:45 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellows Road, ANU School of History Seminar Series, supported by the CASS Reconciliation Action Plan Sub-Committee
Speakers: Ann McGrath, ANU, and Andrew Pike, Ronin Films

Special Time and Venue:            4.00 – 5.30 pm
Theatrette 1.02, Roland Wilson Building, ANU

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Congratulations Ann McGrath: Film 'Message from Mungo' shortlisted in the Atom Awards

School of History - news - Mon, 2014-09-08 11:24

Congratulations to the School of History's Ann McGrath; Co-Director and Producer of the film Message from Mungo, shortlisted in the Atom Awards.

Public screenings of the film will be held at the Palace Electric Cinema on the 19th and 21st September. Details here: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/messagefrommungo/
 

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Managing Political Imperatives in War Time: Strategic Responses of Philips in Australia, 1939–1945

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-09-04 14:51
Date and time:  Wed, 24/09/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Pierre van der Eng, Research School of Management, CBE, ANU

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‘A very timid start’?: The Sydney French Club, 1885–1893

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-28 15:03
Date and time:  Wed, 03/09/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Les Hetherington, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU

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Remembering Camelot... Hal Foster's 'Prince Valiant'

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:23
Date and time:  Wed, 27/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU Remembering Camelot… Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant:

As a body of work, Foster’s Prince Valiant celebrates the paradoxical. Essentially modernist in its oeuvre, the strip is set in the ‘days of King Arthur’.  Ostensibly American in its outlook, the setting is mostly European. Undeniably democratic in its politics, the principal character is, after all, a prince....

Wednesday 27 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm
Speaker: Chris Bishop, Classics and Ancient History, ANU, and History, University of Notre Dame, Sydney

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New Book by Karen Downing 'Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840'

School of History - news - Fri, 2014-08-15 11:30

Around the turn of the nineteenth century Robinson Crusoe turns up remarkably often in material dealing with the emerging Australian colonies. The call to adventure and do-it-yourself guide to settlement in Daniel Defoe's novel resonated strongly with British explorers and settlers. But Crusoe did not make men restless: restlessness was the expression of unresolved tensions in men's lives between ideals, aspirations, traditions and material circumstances, the tension between what men felt they should do and what was actually possible.

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School of History Seminar Schedule Semester 2, 2014

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-14 14:50
Date and time:  Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:15 - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Seminar Schedule Semester 2 2014

The Silken Cord: Contemporaneous Australian 20th-Century Political Biography and Its Meaning

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-14 14:18
Date and time:  Wed, 20/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

The Silken Cord: Contemporaneous Australian 20th-Century Political Biography & Its Meaning
Wednesday 20 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Christine Wallace, PhD candidate, School of History, ANU

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

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The Activist and the Passivist: G. M. Trevelyan, Lytton Strachey and the Myth of the Great War

School of History - events - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:11
Date and time:  Wed, 13/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Wednesday 13 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Alastair MacLachlan, Humanities Research Centre, ANU

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School of History welcomes two new members of staff

School of History - news - Mon, 2014-08-04 17:36

We are delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the School of History: Dr Patricia O’Brien and Dr Ben Mercer.

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The Appeal to Honour and the Decision for War

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:03
Date and time:  Tue, 12/08/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30 Venue:  Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre 1.04 (Bldg 9) ANU

Tuesday 12 August 3.00pm

Dr Robin Archer, London School of Economics

Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre 1.04 (Bldg 9) ANU

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School of History professor new president of AHA

School of History - news - Mon, 2014-07-28 13:50

The Australian Historical Association elected ANU Manning Clark Professor of History, Dr Angela Woollacott, as new president at their Annual General Meeting in July.

Professor Woollacott feels honoured to be able to support her discipline in this role for the next two years.

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Collaboration and Methods: Behind the Scenes in Researching the Long History of Drought Assistance in Australia

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:16
Date and time:  Wed, 06/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Rebecca Jones, Karen Downing and Blake Singley will pull the curtain on their recent forays into an interesting mix of methods and sources that together, they hope, will add new dimensions to the long history of government drought assistance in Australia. We have begun to chart monetary assistance through financial records in official Year Books; visualise the language of legislation and newspaper commentary; and correlate these findings with firsthand accounts of drought in personal writings and oral history interviews.

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