Category Archives: Event review

‘Wild Jill’: Notes from a plenary session celebrating Australian historian Jill Roe

Sophie Robinson, Isobelle Barrett Meyering, Chelsea Barnett and James Keating share thoughts on a recent plenary session memorialising pioneering gender historian Jill Roe. On 5 July 2017, an intergenerational group of students and academics gathered at Newcastle’s University House to … Continue reading

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Celebrating a career of engagement and achievement

Yorick Smaal reviews the recent symposium celebrating historian Shurlee Swain’s impact across different fields of research and on multiple generations of scholars. I initially encountered Shurlee Swain’s scholarship as a young undergraduate at the University of Queensland in the mid-1990s. … Continue reading

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In celebration of internationalism in women’s history: Select reminiscences from Marilyn Lake’s Festschrift

In December 2016, members of the historical community came together to celebrate the career of illustrious feminist historian Marilyn Lake. The reminiscences of Marilyn’s overseas colleagues and friends reveal the internationalism that marked her career and women’s history generally. From … Continue reading

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Neighbours – and heroes: The history week lecture, 2016

Heather Goodall shares her reflections on her address for the annual History Council of New South Wales History Week, presented at The Mint, Sydney, on September 7, 2016. Why question the idea of ‘neighbours’? It has a cosy, face-to-face warmth about it. … Continue reading

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