Eamonn McNamara will present his MPhil thesis on the 1998 Belfast or Good Friday Agreement (GFA), a political agreement in Northern Ireland which offered the chance to end the thirty year conflict in Northern Ireland known as ‘the Troubles.’ While many scholars have studied the political, economic and social impacts of the GFA, few have focused on how the Agreement meant to non-political actors, especially ‘victims’ of the Troubles.
How the Personal Became Political: Re-Assessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s
This interdisciplinary 2-day symposium is the ANU Gender Institute Signature Event for 2017 and will celebrate both International Women’s Day and the Institute’s 6th anniversary. See below for full program.
Stephen Wilks will present his thesis on the remarkable but little-studied Earle Christmas Grafton Page (1880-1961) – Country Party leader, Treasurer, Prime Minister and perhaps the most extraordinary visionary to hold high public office in the Australian Commonwealth.
We are proud to announce ACIH Advisory Board Member Emeritus Professor Pat Grimshaw has been awarded an Order of Australia. Announced on Australia Day, the award is in recognition of Pat’s ‘distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society’.
Session 1: 9:30 to 11:00
Refreshment Break: 11:00 to 11:15
Session 2: 11:15 to 12:45
Lunch: 12:45 to 1:30
Do elections really matter? Does it make much difference who the Prime Minister is? Should we be forced to vote? Should people who don’t know anything about politics be allowed to vote?
The School of History at the Australian National University is running the Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey (AAES). Are elections important? Do they make a difference? We’d love to get your thoughts!
Thirteen projects proposed by academics from the College of Arts and Social Sciences have received funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). A range of projects from the College have won a total of $5.1m in funding, this includes two ARC Future Fellowships, seven Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRAs) and four Discovery Projects. The ANU as a whole has received more than $43 million for 91 proposals.
Two research projects from the School of History are amongst the successful submissions.