The series is presented at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourme.
The aim of this series is to present topical seminars on a range of themes relating to public history. Timely connections are made wherever possible to other events in the cultural calendar.
Seminar Series - 2014 Program
Unless otherise advised, the seminar details are:
Time: 6.00-7.30 pm
Location: State Library of Victoria
Enquiries: 03 8664 7099 (or send an
The organisers appreciate you booking in advance via the event web-page (see below)
Thursday 29 May 2014
A land fit for heroes? Shattered Anzacs and the legacy of World War I.
Professor Bruce Scates, Chair of History and Australian Studies, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University
Professor Al Thomson, Professor of History, Monash University
Booked out! (see HERE).
Thursday 12 June 2014
The therapeutic imagination and public history: Reflections on trauma and memory.
Dr Sean Field, University of Cape Town and former Director of the Centre for Popular Memory
Professor Susannah Radstone, University of South Australia
Click HERE to learn more, and to book via the State Library website.
Click HERE to download a PDF flyer about the seminar.
Thursday 24 July 2014
Worlds Apart: A Comparative History of Responses to AIDS in Australia
and the United States.
Dr Paul Sendziuk, University of Adelaide
This event is the Annual Lecture of the History Council of Victoria and is presented in conjunction with the AIDS 2014:
20th International AIDS Conference.
Click HERE to learn more, and to book via the TryBooking website. (Tickets cost $9 plus a small booking fee.)
Thursday 7 August 2014
The city and the stage: musical theatre in Melbourne.
Dr Peter Wylie Johnston, University of Melbourne
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Thursday 25 September 2014
Cultivating Community: garden making and public history.
Richard Aitken, co-editor of Australian Garden History, author and heritage consultant
Christina Dyson, co-editor of Australian Garden History and heritage consultant
Sharon Willoughby, Manager of Public Programs at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne
Thursday 30 October 2014
Oral History in the Digital Age
Professor Michael Frisch, University of Buffalo
Thursday 20 November 2014
Remembering Black Saturday: Five Years On
Liza Dale-Hallett, Senior Curator, Sustainable Futures, Museum Victoria
Dr Robert Kenny, Senior Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University