2006 ANNUAL PROGRAM FOR HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, hosted by History Council of Victoria
DATE: FINAL TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH (except august)
TIME: 6 - 8pm
WHERE: STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA
ROOM: EXPERIMEDIA, NEAR FOYER
DON’T FORGET THESE DATES FOR YOUR 2006 DIARY
JUNE Tuesday 27
In Conversation with John Hirst & Marian Quartly. Both Hirst (Latrobe) and Quartly (Monash) are passionate about Australian history. Both are interested in nationalism, citizenship and civil education. Both have held a number of influential history-related appointments. And yet, when it comes to their interpretation of actual events, our June seminar speakers see things very differently. Don't miss this chance to witness two influential Australians historians engaging in a cut and thrust debate about they way they view Australia's past, present and future.
JULY Tuesday 25
Yes Prime Minister!
Chair: Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne. On Australian Day 2006 John Howard called for ‘a root and branch renewal of the teaching of history in our schools’. This seminar invites responses from Australian historians, teachers and curricula specialists.
No seminar due to Melbourne Writers Festival
SEPTEMBER Tuesday 26
Who’s telling tales?
History and Fiction – What are the boundaries, who is blurring them, and why? This seminar will examine the popularity of Australian historical fiction and invite responses to the so-called history/fiction ‘debate’.
OCTOBER Tuesday 24
Watch this Space
Space, Place and Storytelling in historical practice offers a compelling way of teasing out issues relating to contested notions of the past. This seminar will explore these ideas in discussion with fiction and history writers.
Watch our website for updates on seminar speakers
For further information please contact
Executive Director Kiera Lindsey
(03) 8664 7261
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