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Gravity: Its History and Philosophy - Call for Papers

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-27 10:41
University of Colorado at Boulder
Oct. 28 -30, 2016 Invited speakers

Peter Saulson, Syracuse University, LIGO

Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota

Peter Bender, JILA, University of Colorado

The conference topic is gravity from antiquity to the present. Historical and philosophical papers on both theory and experiment are welcome.

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Dr Philip Butterss, The life of C.J. Dennis; 'An Unsentimental Bloke'

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-24 14:32
Date and time:  Thu, 30/06/2016 - 12:00 - 23:30 Venue:  Seminar Room A, HC Coombs Building, ANU

Dr Philip Butterss will talk about C.J. Dennis, whose best-selling books The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke and The Moods of Ginger Mick made him a literary celebrity during the First World War and beyond, and are credited by some as helping to shape the ANZAC legend. He will give some attention to Dennis’s careful crafting of his own public profile, and to the more private C.J.

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Research Bytes

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-24 13:52
Date and time:  Wed, 29/06/2016 - 17:00 - 18:00 Venue:  The Scarth Room, University House, ANU (enter from Balmain Cres)

Research Bytes provides an opportunity to to hear our Early Career Academic Fellows talk briefly about their work, followed by a chance to network and mingle.

A diverse panel of ECAFs will showcase their research interests during 4-5 short talks.
The speakers are Elena Martin Avila (Biology, CMBE), Gemma Betros (History, CASS), Deborah Apthorp (Psychology, CMBE), Sorin Daniliuc (Accounting & Business, CBE) and Claire O’Brien (Medicine, CMBE).

The talk will be followed by informal drinks & networking from 6pm to 6.30pm.

 

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Ken Inglis in History: A Laconic Colloquium

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-20 15:40

Monash University are Hosting a two day Colloquium for ANU Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis. This event will honour Ken's remarkable career. 

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The Art of Time Travel by Tom Griffiths Book Launch

School of History - events - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:22
Date and time:  Tue, 26/07/2016 - 17:00 - 19:00 Venue:  The Drawing Room, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, Australian National University

To be Launched by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Please RSVP by Tuesday 19th July to publicity@blackincbooks.com or 03 9486 0288

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Dr Lawrence Bamblett the Inaugural Vice Chancellors Scholar in Indigenous History Welcomed to the ANU

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:01

On the 1st of June, the Vice Chancellor held a luncheon to welcome Dr Lawrence Bamblett, the Inaugural Vice Chancellors Scholar in Indigenous History.

Dr Bamblett will be located in the Australian Centre for Indigenous History in the School of History.

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Professor Ira B. Nadel: Russian Woolf: Virginia Woolf and Russia

School of History - events - Tue, 2016-06-14 13:32
Date and time:  Tue, 14/06/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  Humanities Research Centre Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building, ANU

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True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography Canberra

School of History - news - Mon, 2016-06-06 10:59

Stephen Baxter, The Australian Crowd, 2014

True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography Canberra will be taking place between 30 June - 2 July 2016. This conference will explore the opportunities and challenges in producing national biographical dictionaries in the digital age.

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True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography Canberra

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-03 16:37
Date and time:  Thu, 30/06/2016 - 17:00 - Sat, 02/07/2016 - 15:00 Venue:  National Library of Australia - Parkes Place West, Canberra, ACT 2600

Stephen Baxter, The Australian Crowd, 2014

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Emerging Scholars, New Research: Labour History in Canberra

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-03 12:14
Date and time:  Fri, 24/06/2016 - 16:30 - 18:30 Venue:  Seminar Room A, H.C. Coombs Building (9), Fellows Road, Australian National University

Following on from the success of last year’s event, we will be holding a second Emerging Scholars, New Research: Labour History in Canberra seminar in conjunction with the School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Social Sciences, at the Australian National University. The seminar will bring together new and emerging scholars currently working on various aspects of labour history.

The following papers will be presented:

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PhD Student Annemarie McLaren discusses her participation in the Integrative Graduate Humanities Research Education and Training (IGHERT) Program

School of History - news - Fri, 2016-06-03 11:30

Students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Giessen University, University of California - Santa Cruz and the Australian National University discussed their research projects as part of the Integrative Graduate Humanities Research Education and Training (IGHERT) partnership funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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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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