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March 2021

‘Echoes of slavery in the colonisation of Western Australia’s north,’ by Malcolm Allbrook

25 March @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Writing Slavery into Australian History Seminar Series Zoom registration Further information

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April 2021

‘National Biographies and Transnational Lives: Legacies of British Slavery across the Empire,’ Zoe Laidlaw and Georgina Arnott

1 April @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Writing Slavery into Australian History Seminar Series   This seminar explores dictionaries of biography as sites for the mutual constitution of individual and national (or colonial) identities. Alongside a consideration of how slavery and the slavery business feature in the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Biographical Dictionary of Western Australians, it explores how Britain and its other settler colonies remembered, forgot, or suppressed, the legacies of British slavery in their national biographical dictionaries. Zoom registration   Further information  

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History Matters: Community History 

7 April @ 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

In this online session, three speakers discuss the production of histories that inspire communities to reconsider and reconnect with their past in creative and meaningful ways. These innovative storytellers consider how community histories can utilise a range of media, including photography, oral history and geo-locative mobile apps, to construct powerful insights into a particular time and place.   Further information 

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Gender in Crisis: A SFHG Symposium for HDR and ECR Historians 

16 April

Global efforts to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have prompted the recognition that women have borne the brunt of its impacts. Whether through working on the frontlines of the industries most affected, job losses or a reduction of work hours, increased childcare duties, or a combination of these things, the economic, political and social impact of this prolonged crisis have unfolded in explicitly gendered ways. And yet the pandemic is just one site in which modern citizens are having…

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Melbourne Feminist History Group Seminar 

20 April @ 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Histories of Childhood (Dr Isobelle Barrett Meyering and A/Prof Nell Musgrove)  Zoom link 

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May 2021

AMaGA National Conference: Creating the Future 

7 May @ 8.00 am - 10 May @ 5.00 pm

Canberra 2021 will invite new perspectives on the museum and gallery sector’s role in creating the future. It will be an ambitious, imaginative and outward-looking program that questions assumptions. It will address our sector’s impact on communities, ecologies and economies.  Further information 

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The Gondwana/Land Project: Human and Hearth Histories in Conversation 

11 May @ 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

What does it mean to write the modern history of an ancient supercontinent? Earth scientists know a great deal about the geological history of Gondwanaland and its breakup that began 180 million years ago, eventually creating present day Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America, South Asia and Antarctica. This panel of historians addresses the possibilities that emerge when we consider Gondwanaland’s national and continental fragments according to a series of modern environmental, cultural, political, colonial, and postcolonial histories … Scoping its significance across both…

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‘’The end of the British World and the redefinition of citizenship in Australia, Canada, and Aotearoa New Zealand, 1950s-1970s’, by Jatinder Mann

13 May @ 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Seminar Series on Naturalization   Adopting a political and legal perspective, my talk undertakes a transnational study that examines the demise of Britishness on the conceptualisation of citizenship and the impact that this historic shift has had on other ethnic groups in Australia, Canada, and Aotearoa New Zealand. During the 1950s and 1970s an ethnically based citizenship was transformed into a civic-based one (based on rights and responsibilities). The major context in which this took place was the demise of British race patriotism in Australia, English-speaking Canada, and Aotearoa New Zealand.…

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‘Time-Layered Cultural Map: Mapping Tools for the Humanities in Australia’ Workshop, Prof Hugh Craig: Digital History Seminar Series

13 May @ 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm

The Australian Centre for Public History workshop will be recorded for those not able to attend on the evening. The full list of upcoming Digital Histories seminars can be found here, and RSVPs directed to alana.piper@uts.edu.au Participation via Zoom Further information

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June 2021

ReWOMEN Online Seminar

10 June @ 9.00 pm - 10.00 pm

This bimonthly series of online meetings in which three short (10 minutes) papers will be followed by questions and discussion. Speakers for this seminar are: Louise Prowse, ‘From Pin money to Side Hustle: A history of Australian rural women earning on the side 1900-2020’; Carry van Lieshout, ‘Telling Herstories: Migrant Businesswomen in 1911 London’; and Bernardo Batiz-Lazo and Ignacio Gonzalex-Correa, ‘Women and the Fintech Revolution in Latin America’.  Further information 

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