History@Newcastle Research Seminar Series 2017

History@Newcastle Research Seminar Series, Semester 1, 2017

History@Newcastle Research Seminar Series, Semester 1, 2017

History@Newcastle Research Seminar Series, Semester 1, 2017 (PDF Version)

History@Newcastle
Research Seminar Series 2017

Seminars are held in the Cultural Collections area of the Auchmuty Library (ground floor through AIC)
at 10am and are followed by morning tea at 11am.
All welcome!

Semester One

10 March 2017
‘Violence, Emancipation and the 1917 Russian Revolutions.’
Roger Markwick—University of Newcastle

24 March 2017
‘History of Wine Transmissions between France and Australia.’
Mikael Pierre—University of Newcastle

7 April 2017
‘Sexual Violence and Medicine: Police Surgeons, Forensic Medical Examiners, and ‘Cultures of Care’ in Twentieth Century Britain.’
Joanna Bourke—University of Newcastle/Birkbeck, University of London

28 April 2017
‘Comparing Australia’s Mining Booms.’
David Lee—Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

12 May 2017
‘Standing up to the Big Man? An Oral History Study of HIV-Positive
Gay Men’s Interactions with Medical Professionals in Sydney, 1982- 1996.’
Cheryl Ware—Macquarie University

26 May 2017
‘“Let’s All Get Planting”: The Kitchen Garden Movement on the Soviet Home Front, 1941-1945.’
Euridice Charon-Cardona—University of Newcastle

For more information please contact seminar convenor Dr Kate Ariotti:
Kate.Ariotti@newcastle.edu.au

History Research Seminar Series Semester 2, 2015

History @ Newcastle

Research Seminar Series

ALL WELCOME!!

Seminars are held in Cultural Collections @ Auchmuty Library (ground floor, through AIC), from 10am, and are followed by morning tea at 11am.

Semester Two, 2015

Week 3
Friday 14 Aug.
Ken Thornton – UoN
“The ‘Poles and Wires’ do not care who owns them. Should we? The rise of centralised coordination of electricity generation and transmission in New South Wales 1888-2003.”
Week 5
Friday 28 Aug.
Julie McIntyre – UoN
“Australia’s Atlantic: Trans-imperial encounters, exchange and entanglement”
Week 7
Friday 11 Sept.
TBC
Week 9
Friday 9 Oct.
Chris Cuneen – Macquarie
“The ADB 50 Years On: updating Dangar, Dumaresq and co”
Week 11
Friday 23 Oct.
Jo May – UoN
“Headmistresses, Archives and Audit Selves: reflections on the first two female principals of Maitland Girls High School 1884-1887”
Week 13
Friday 6 Nov.
Michael Kilmister – UoN
‘Treading on Anzac’s Sacred Ground: Fight or Flight?’*

For more information contact matthew.lewis@newcastle.edu.au or visit the History @ Newcastle Facebook page.


*This paper is co-authored by Dr James Bennett and Dr Jennifer Debenham.

History Research Seminar Series 2015

History @ Newcastle

Research Seminar Series

ALL WELCOME!!

Seminars are held in Cultural Collections @ Auchmuty Library (ground floor, through AIC), from 10am, and are followed by morning tea at 11am.

Semester One, 2015

Week 2 Helen English – University of Newcastle
Friday 6 March “Migrant musicians and their impact on the emerging cultural life of Newcastle and its townships, 1860-1880″
Week 4 Alan Ward Memorial Seminar
Friday 20 March Reflections on the work of the late Prof Alan Ward
Chaired by Prof Peter Hempenstall
Week 5
NO SEMINAR DUE TO CONFERENCE
Friday 27 March The First World War: Local, Global and Imperial Perspectives
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 25–27 March
Week 7 Jan MacLeod – University of Newcastle
Friday 24 April “Within reach, beyond care: medical care during the Papuan (Kokoda) Campaign”
Week 9
Dr Matthew Lewis – University of Newcastle
Friday 8 May “Sectarianism and IRA violence on the Irish border: Armagh-Louth, 1920–22”
Week 11 Prof Paula Hamilton – University of Technology, Sydney
Friday 22 May TBA
Week 13 Dr Julie McIntyre – University of Newcastle
Friday 5 June “Feral Vineyards and Fashion Mistakes: The environmental and cultural drawbacks of wine fever”

For more information contact matthew.lewis@newcastle.edu.au or visit the History @ Newcastle Facebook page.

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”
PLEASE NOTE THIS EXTENDED SESSION IN WEEK ONE WILL CONCLUDE AT 11.30AM
Speakers:

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”

History Seminars 2014

History @ Newcastle

Research Seminar Series

ALL WELCOME!! Seminars are held in Cultural Collections @ Auchmuty Library (ground floor, through AIC), from 10am, and are followed by morning tea at 11am.

Semester One, 2014

Week 1 – Friday 7 March

Dr Shigeru Sato, The University of Newcastle
“Reinterpreting World War II”

Week 3 – Friday 21 March

Dr Nancy Cushing, The University of Newcastle
“Eating the Natives: The impact of European food choices in Australia, 1788 – 1850”

Week 5 – Friday 4 April

Prof Ann Curthoys, University of Sydney
“Australian history and E.P. Thompson: The Making of the English Working Class and its influence on Australian historiography”

Week 7 – GOOD FRIDAY – No presentation
Week 9 – Friday 16 May

Assoc Prof Wayne Reynolds, The University of Newcastle
“To the Brick of Manufacture: Australia’s policy on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty”

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING SEMINAR IS IN WEEK 12 AS THE INTERNATIONAL PRESENTERS ARE AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME

Week 12 – Friday 6 June

Prof Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto
Prof Gary K. Waite, University of New Brunswick
“Feeling Reformation: Emotion and the Age of Reform”

For more information contact julie.mcintyre@newcastle.edu.au or visit the History @ Newcastle Facebook page.

History Seminars 2013

History @ Newcastle

Research Seminars

ALL WELCOME!!    Seminars take place in Cultural Collections @ Auchmuty Library (ground floor, through AIC) are followed by morning tea and start at 10am unless specified otherwise.

Semester One, 2013.

Friday March 8th

Mark Dunn, University of NSW
Exploring Connections: Bungaree in the colonial Hunter Valley

Friday March 22nd 2013 WELCOME to Honours & RHD students 9.45am start

Emma Hamilton, PhD Student, University of Newcastle
Masculinities in American Western film, 1950-1972: A Hyper-Linear History

Friday April 12th

Dr Sacha Davis, University of Newcastle
Becoming a Diaspora: Transylvanian Saxons, German nationalism and National Socialism, 1919-1933

Friday April 26th

Dr Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University
The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in Australia, 1990-1993

Friday May 10th

Dr Robert Mason, University of Southern Queensland
Dr Mason researches the legacies of violence in relation to regional and multicultural Australia.

Friday May 24th

History Discipline Writing Workshop; chaired by Professor Philip Dwyer
By invitation (register your interest using email address below)

Friday June 7th

Dr Lisa Featherstone, University of Newcastle
The one single primary cause”: Divorce, the family and heterosexual pleasure in postwar Australia

For more information contact julie.mcintyre@newcastle.edu.au or visit our History @ Newcastle facebook page.

History Seminar Series, Semester 1, 2012

History Seminar Series

School of Humanities and Social Science,
The University of Newcastle

2012, Semester 1

Held in the Cultural Collections (near the Information Desk)
Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus

All seminars are held on Fridays at 10:00 am, and  are followed afterwards by morning tea

History Seminar Series 2012


9th March
– Michael Rosenthal, Warwick University (UK):  Edward Close: prospects of the colony 1817-?

23rd March – Alan Ward, Newcastle University:  Is a treaty any use at all? A perspective from restless New Zealand

4th May – Lyndal Ryan, Newcastle University:  Was New Zealand part of New South Wales 1788-1817

18th May – James Bennett, Newcastle University:  Maurice Shadbolt, William Malone and Chunuk Bair: Gallipoli and late 20th century New Zealand cultural productions. Please note that this date has been changed.

1st June – Elizabeth Roberts-Pederson, University of Western Sydney: “Some measure of revolution”: physical treatments for war neurosis in Britain, 1939-1945

Download the program as a PDF

Everyone is welcome!

Is a treaty any use at all?

School of Humanities and Social Science,
The University of Newcastle
2012, Semester 1

Held in the Cultural Collections (near the Information Desk)
Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus

Friday 23rd March, 10:00am, followed by morning tea

Emeritus Professor Alan Ward

Is a treaty any use at all?
A perspective from restless New Zealand

Since the 1960s there have been insistent proposals for a ‘treaty’ (or ‘Makarata’) between the Commonwealth and Australian Aboriginal people, as a basis for Aboriginal advancement. Lately the trend has been towards explicit recognition of Aboriginal rights in the federal Constitution. Arguments in support of such proposals sometimes include reference to the allegedly better race relations in New Zealand, allegedly deriving from the Treaty of Waitangi concluded between representatives of the British Crown and some 530 Maori rangatira in 1840. There is an assumption that the Treaty of Waitangi has constitutional force, or the force of fundamental law, against which statute law and the received common law are measured. This talk will examine those assumptions.

All welcome!

The Use of Memory and Material Culture in the History of the Family in Colonial Australia

History Seminar Series

School of Humanities and Social Science,
The University of Newcastle

2011, Semester 1

Held in  Cultural Collections (near the Information Desk)
Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus
11am, followed by morning tea

13th May – 11:00am

Dr. Tanya Evans, Macquarie University

The Use of Memory and Material Culture in the History of the Family in Colonial Australia

This paper explores the use of memory and material culture in the history of families who travelled between Britain and Australia and settled in the early colonies from 1788 until the late nineteenth century. It draws on diaries, memoirs, letters, and objects belonging to a variety of cultural institutions including the Museum of Childhood in Perth, Museum Victoria, the Powerhouse Museum, the Pioneer Women’s Hut and the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, as well as those within private collections, to explore some of the meanings of objects brought by families from Britain to Australia. Certain objects connected their owners with past lives back in Britain, reminded them of home, family ties and duty and were transferred to new owners to remind the next generation of their journeys round the world. It suggests that a focus on material culture enriches our understanding of the economic, social and cultural history of the family in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Britain and Australia.

History Seminar Series 2011 – Semester 1

History Seminar Series

School of Humanities and Social Science,

The University of Newcastle

2011, Semester 1

Held in the Cultural Collections (near the Information Desk)
Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus, 11am start

18th March – Wayne Reynolds, The University of Newcastle
“The Cold War and Beyond: The American Alliance and the Nuclear Choices of Australia and Sweden”

15th April – Josephine May, The University of Newcastle

‘Gender, the nation, and the boy problem in Australian school films of the 1980s’.

13th May – Tanya Evans, Macquarie University – 11:00am

‘The Use of Memory and Material Culture in the History of the Family in Early Colonial Australia’.

27th May – Nicholas Baker, Macquarie University11:00am

‘Thinking like a state in Early Modern Europe? Frontiers, boundaries, and the limits of power in sixteenth-century Tuscany.’