The Inaugural Ken Inglis Memorial Lecture

A notice from the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences   The Inaugural Ken Inglis Memorial Lecture All the Things We Cannot See The Dunera story and the challenge of visual history Wednesday 12 December 2018 5.30 – 7.00pm, followed by light refreshments Professor Jay Winter, Professor of History, Yale University APCD Lecture Theatre, Hedley Bull Centre (#130),... Continue Reading →

ASSLH AGM & Annual Dinner

Australian Society for the Study of Labour History AGM Date: Friday 30 November Time: 5-6 pm  Place: 360 Collins St, Melbourne (La Trobe University city campus, room 20:03. Level 20) This year's Annual General Meeting of the (federal) Australian Society for the Study of Labour History will be held in Melbourne, on Friday 30 November... Continue Reading →

BOOK LAUNCH: ON THE FLY! HOBO LITERATURE AND SONGS, 1879–1941

A new anthology of American hobo writing edited by Melbourne historian Iain McIntyre will be launched on Sunday November 11th from 3pm to 6pm at the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy). The launch will feature readings from the collection as well as renditions of hobo songs from Melbourne musicians Van Walker, Jude Joseph and... Continue Reading →

Fundraiser for Community Radio 3CR and the Rainforest Information Centre

The 2019 How To Make Trouble And Influence People diary features a radical event in Australian history for each day of the year as well as stories and images covering Indigenous Australian resistance, strikes, murals, convict escapes, creative direct action, blockades, protests and occupations. It will be launched on 6 October 2018 from 3pm to 6pm... Continue Reading →

MAURICE BLACKBURN ORATION: THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACT OF WAR

THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACT OF WAR 7 pm Thursday 2 August 2018 Coburg Town Hall 90 Bell Street Coburg Entertainment provided by Adela’s Choir  Light refreshments provided.  For further information visitmoreland.vic.gov.au or call Council on 9240 1111.   Presented by Judy Slatyer, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Red Cross Judy Slatyer leads Australian Red Cross to improve... Continue Reading →

Bernie Taft and 1968: Tanks in Prague, Turmoil in Australian Universities

  Friday 24 August 2018 Forum Theatre, Arts West, University of MelbourneIn August 1968, the Soviet Union sent troops into Czechoslovakia to end the liberalising regime of Alexander Dubcek; the incident and its aftermath became known as the Prague Spring. The events in the Soviet bloc were part of an international wave of uprisings and... Continue Reading →

Launch Invitation: ‘Against the Odds: The Victory over Conscription in World War I’

Against the Odds tells the story of how diverse groups and individuals collectively defeated conscription during World War I and left a lasting legacy for Australia.  It highlights the role of Brunswick – Coburg activists in the successful anti-conscription campaign.  The film complements events organized by of the Brunswick Coburg Anti-Conscription Commemoration Campaign (BCACCC) to... Continue Reading →

Arthur Calwell Memorial Lecture

Luke Hilakari, Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, will be the special guest speaker at this year's Arthur Calwell Memorial Lecture. The event starts at 6:15pm, Wednesday 16 May 2018, in the auditorium of Kangan Institute’s Broadmeadows Campus (Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows VIC (Parking is available onsite)). The event is hosted by Maria Vamvakinou (Federal MP for... Continue Reading →

The Red North: Book Launch

South of the border, Queensland may be better known for the reactionary Joh Bjelke-Petersen regime of the 1970s and 1980s, and more recently as the centre of Pauline Hanson’s racist One Nation Party. Yet in the 1930s and 1940s, the ‘Red North’ — the area north from Mackay to Cairns — developed as the single... Continue Reading →

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