Apr
11
to Apr 12

Editor’s Second Pick of the Conferences for 2019 Bentham and Australia: Convicts, Utility, and Empire Conference CFP

The Bentham Project (UCL Faculty of Laws), together with UCL History, are delighted to announce a conference, to be held on 11–12 April 2019, to mark the forthcoming publication of Bentham’s Writings on Australia, a forthcoming volume of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.

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Jul
8
to Jul 12

Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference: Website, keynote speakers and CFP

  • University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba (map)
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How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today?

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Monarchy in the Age of Empire, 1793-1914, Flinders University
Jul
22
to Jul 24

Monarchy in the Age of Empire, 1793-1914, Flinders University

Recent rewritings of the global history of imperialism have pointed to important expressions of local and indigenous agency that survived beneath and alongside the structures of empire. Microhistories and global histories alike have revised the earlier, static understanding of monolithic metropolitan power and have pointed to lively contests for local and regional power.

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History Council of WA AGM & 15th Annual Lecture
Aug
24
5:30 AM05:30

History Council of WA AGM & 15th Annual Lecture

  • Kurrajong Lecture Theatre old Claremont Teacher Collage (map)
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We are delighted to have as our guest speaker for our annual lecture Alec Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Museum.  Alec will speak on how the New Museum will build on the past strengths of the WA Museum and what new directions it might take, no doubt including reference to the recent State Government announcement about entry fees to the New Museum.  

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Day of Convicts
Jan
11
12:30 AM00:30

Day of Convicts

2018 marks 150 years since Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, docked at Fremantle. To commemorate the sesquicentenary a bevy of events were planned. In January RWAHS hosted a lecture, “Hougoumont and its Warders and Pensioner Guards” and in February Pamela Statham Drew gave a lecture: "WA Convicts: their lives and influence on the Colony".

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