History @ Newcastle Research Seminar Series

History @ Newcastle

Research Seminar Series

Semester Two, 2014

ALL WELCOME Cultural Collections, Auchmuty Library 10 – 11am. Followed by morning tea.

Week 1 – Friday, 1 August – Panel presentation by University of Newcastle scholars

“Ukraine and Russia: Roots of the Current Crisis”

Emeritus Professor of History, Alan Ward: “Why Moscow mistrusts the West.”
Dr. Sacha Davis, Lecturer in History: “History Wars: Ukraine vs Russia”
Assoc. Professor of Modern European History, Roger Markwick: “Crisis in Ukraine: made in Moscow?

Week 3 – Friday, 15 August –Prof Peter Hempenstall – Emeritus Prof, University of Canterbury NZ/Conjoint, Prof University of Newcastle

“How does the historian deal with ‘madness’? Sizing up anthropologist Derek Freeman and the Borneo incident 1961”

Week 5 – 29 August – Dr Gemma Clark – University of NSW

“Arson in modern Ireland: Fire and protest since 1800”

Week 7 – 12 September – Barrie Dowdall, director/producer & Siobhan Lynam, researcher/ screen writer

“The Making of Convict Women: The challenges and rewards of bringing historical research to the small screen’

Week 9 – 10 October – Troy Saxby, PhD candidate – University of Newcastle

“ ‘America’s Problem Child’ The life of U.S. civil rights and feminist activist Pauli Murray (1910-1985)”

Week 11 – 24 October – Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa – University of Wollongong

TBA (Dr Crozier-De Rosa’s visit will be hosted by the Centre for the History of Violence)

Week 13 – 7 November – Dr David Lee – Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Historical Records Project Section

“Australia’s Coal Rush, 1960-1975”

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