Making Public Histories seminar series - 2014 program

The 2014 Making Public Histories seminar series was presented as a joint initiative of State Library Victoria, Monash University and the History Council of Victoria. Here is what was covered.


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


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


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. 


Thursday 7 August 2014

The city and the stage: musical theatre in Melbourne. 

Dr Peter Wylie Johnston, University of Melbourne


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 



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