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 →

CICD Celebration for John Ellis

For decades, John Ellis has campaigned for peace, nuclear disarmament, and social justice. During this time, John photographed much of the activity of the left in Melbourne. His collection––held by the University of Melbourne Archives––is a remarkable resource, and the largest individual collection of photographs of the left in Australia. This year, the Campaign for International... Continue Reading →

Melbourne University Archives: Communist Party collection lists now available

Finding aids for the Communist Party of Australia (Victorian Branch) collection at the University of Melbourne Archives are now available. The collection, "one of the most significant from the CPA held in Australia", spans much of the twentieth century. The collection is restricted and researchers will need prior approval from the  Search Foundation to use the files.... Continue Reading →

Three new research fellowships available – University of Melbourne Archives

From the University of Melbourne Archives: With generous support from the Hugh Williamson Foundation and the Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Bequest three new research fellowships are available from the University of Melbourne in 2015. The Hugh Williamson Foundation is supporting two fellowships for Victorian residents to carry out research using the University of Melbourne Archives collection.... Continue Reading →

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