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  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 06:00 PM · $12.00 AUD
    Museum Theatre in Carlton, Australia

    Kids, Food and Health

    Research making sense of fussy eaters, food lovers and everything in between

    Results from an ongoing Deakin University research project on children’s eating behaviour gives insights to support healthy eating.


    Dr Georgie Russell - Senior lecturer and behavioural scientist, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University. 

    Ms Jookyeong (Tracy) Lee - PhD candidate at Deakin University

    Attend in person or join online

    Click here to view the presentation abstract and to find out more about our speakers:  Kids, Food and Health - Melbourne Museum (
  • Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 05:30 PM
    Bendigo Library in Bendigo, Australia

    Discovering History: Wearing my boots and drinking my whiskey

    This talk explores heritage homes, not as architectural objects, but as the scenes of domestic life in a mature, industrial mining community.

    Presented by Dr Charles Fahey.

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Bendigo's landscape was dominated by the headframes, flues and mullock heaps of its major mines. A haven from this industrial landscape was the home. This talk explores Bendigo's heritage homes, not as architectural objects but as the scenes of domestic life in a mature, industrial mining community - from the grand home of mining investor Isaac Dyason to the humbler cottages of the city's miners.

    Charles Fahey taught history at la Trobe University from 1990 to 2018. With Alan Mayne, he published Gold tailings: Forgotten Histories of Family and Community on the Central Victorian Goldfields (2010). In 2020, he was a joint author of Mallee Country: Land, People, History. He is currently working on a social and labour history of Bendigo from 1852-1914.


    This event will be presented to a live audience as well as streamed live via Zoom. Attendees in both mediums need to make a booking through the link.

  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 05:00 PM

    Making Australian History



    Sydney historian Anna Clark's new book Making Australian History (Penguin 2022) explores how each wave of Australian historians asks new questions and creates distinctive narratives of the past. In conversation with Monash historian Alistair Thomson, Anna will reflect on what brought her to the study of Australian history-making, the challenges she faced in researching and crafting her book, and what historians and Australians more generally can learn by thinking carefully and critically about our past and how we use and abuse it in the present.

    Anna Clark is an ARC Future Fellow in Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the author of Making Australian History (Penguin, 2022) and has written extensively on history education, historiography and historical consciousness, including: Teaching the Nation: Politics and Pedagogy in Australian History (2006), History’s Children: History Wars in the Classroom (2008), Private Lives, Public History (2016), the History Wars (2003) with Stuart Macintyre, as well as two history books for children, Convicted! and Explored! Reflecting her love of fish and fishing, she also recently wrote The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia.

    Alistair Thomson is Professor of History at Monash University and President of Oral History Australia. His books include: Anzac Memories (1994 and 2013), The Oral History Reader (1998, 2006 and 2015 with Robert Perks), Ten Pound Poms (2005, with Jim Hammerton), Moving Stories: an intimate history of four women across two countries (2011), Oral History and Photography (2011, with Alexander Freund), and Australian Lives: An Intimate History (2017, with Anisa Puri). He is currently part of a team researching the history of fathering in twentieth century Australia.


    The seminar is part of an ongoing series, Making Public Histories, that is offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building. Each seminar aims to explore issues and approaches in making public histories. The seminars are open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the creation and impact of history in contemporary society. Click HERE to learn about other events in the series.

    We thank the series sponsors, Monash University Publishingthe Monash University History Program and the Old Treasury Building.


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