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Risky Performances: Reconciliation, Frontier Violence, and Imagined Refoundings

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:44
Date and time:  Wed, 26/04/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 School of History Speakers:  Associate Professor Penny Edmonds Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

In contemporary settler societies reconciliation has emerged as a potent and alluring form of utopian politics.

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2017 Allan Martin Lecture - Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Mon, 2017-04-10 12:26
Date and time:  Tue, 30/05/2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 School of History Photo 1.jpg Venue:  Coombs Theatre, Building 9 Speakers:  Prof. David Armitage (FAHA) Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  02 6125 3744 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/civil-wars-a-history-in-ideas-tickets-33568497279

Please join the ANU School of History in welcoming Professor David Armitage, FAHA, for the 2017 Allan Martin Lecture

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Launch of Carolyn Strange's 'Discretionary Justice'

Mon, 2017-03-27 10:11
Date and time:  Fri, 31/03/2017 - 16:15 - 17:00 School of History cs2.jpg Speakers:  Dr Douglas Craig Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/discretionary-justice-pardon-and-parole-in-new-york-from-the-revolution-to-the-depression-tickets-32611684426

Please join the School of History, ANU, in the launching of Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression authored by Carolyn Strange.

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Utopias: Retrospective and Prospective

Mon, 2017-03-27 09:37
Date and time:  Wed, 29/03/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 School of History History Seminar_wk 6_Utopias panel.jpg Thomas More, Utopia, 1516. Hand-tinted illustration. Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Speakers:  Tania Colwell Speakers:  Benjamin Huf Speakers:  Russell Jacoby Speakers:  Desmond Manderson Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

The 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia in December 1516 has provided scholars with a fitting opportunity to revisit this classic work. Social critique, biting satire, or political philosophy: however one interprets More’s original text, concepts of utopia as both no-place and the good place, and its various derivations (e.g., dystopia, anti-utopia), have played a significant role in Western socio-political thought across the last five centuries.

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The mysteries of Mademoiselle de Botidoux

Wed, 2017-03-08 08:19
Date and time:  Wed, 08/03/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

When Thomas Jefferson arrived in Paris in 1784, he placed his daughter Martha in the boarding school of the prestigious abbey of Panthemont, where she became friends with a young Frenchwoman called Marie-Hyacinthe de Botidoux. Following the Jeffersons’ return to the United States in 1789, Marie began writing to Martha.

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“A Peace of Sorts”: A Cultural History of the Belfast Agreement, 1998-2007

Fri, 2017-02-24 10:13
Date and time:  Wed, 01/03/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

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.

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How the Personal Became Political: Re-Assessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s

Mon, 2017-02-20 08:54
Date and time:  Mon, 06/03/2017 - 09:00 - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 17:30 Venue:  Auditorium and Seminar Rm, China in the World

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.

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‘Now is the Psychological Moment’— Earle Page and the Imagining of Australia

Fri, 2017-02-17 08:07
Date and time:  Wed, 22/02/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

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.

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