Congratulations to Professor Angela Woollacott who has been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities. This is a great honour and a recognition of Angela’s very significant contributions to Australian historical writing.
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Congratulations to Carolyn Strange and Mary-Anne Jebb in the 2015 ARC round!
Carolyn Strange is a Lead CI in a Discovery Grant that she and colleagues from Griffith and UQ will undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis on sexual offending in a historical context.
Mary-Anne Jebb is a CI in a 3 year DP with colleagues from the University of Melbourne. This project aims to investigate Indigenous song traditions of the western Pilbara through current practice and legacy recordings.
Tom Griffiths' essay 'Weather and Mind Games: Why can't we talk about climate change?' has been selected for publication in The Best Australian Science Writing 2014
Tom Griffiths' essay 'Weather and Mind Games: Why can't we talk about climate change?' has been selected for publication in The Best Australian Science Writing 2014 (ed. Ashley Hay, UNSW Press) launched on 6 November by David Gonski AC. Tom's essay was first published in Griffith Review, no. 41, and can be found at:
28 November 2014
9.30am - 3.00pm
Coombs Extension Building, Room 1.13
A film co-produced by Professor Ann McGrath has won the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia media award for promotion of Indigenous recognition.
Message from Mungo, produced by McGrath from the ANU Centre for Indigenous History and Andrew Pike from Ronin Films, took over seven years to make.
It tells the story of the surfacing of the remains of ‘Mungo Lady’ over forty years ago, and the interactions between scientists and the traditional custodians of the land.Image Co-directors-Andrew-Pike-and-Ann-McGrath-on-location-on--the-Walls-of-China--at-Lake-Mungo2640x360.jpg
From Sudan to Samoa: Imperial Culture and Legacies in New Zealand’s Rule over the Mandated Territory of Western Samoa
Speaker: Patricia O’Brien, School of History, ANU
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
12:35-2.00: Jill Matthews: activist and scholar
Chair: Prof. Desley Deacon (Emeritus Professor of History, ANU)
Speaker: Emily Duthie, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU
‘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
The School of Creative Arts and Humanities, Charles Darwin UniversityProfessional Historians Association (NT) ANNUAL HISTORY COLLOQUIUM
Saturday 1st November 2014
The Theatrette, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
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;
(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
The Greek Civil War and Child Refugees to Australia: The Cold War and Australian Internationalism in the 1940s
School of History Seminar SeriesThe Greek Civil War and Child Refugees to Australia: The Cold War and Australian Internationalism in the 1940s
Speaker: Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne
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
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/
School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Pierre van der Eng, Research School of Management, CBE, ANU
School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Les Hetherington, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU
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
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.Image Restless Men Karen Downing.jpg