Past events

27
Oct
2020

HRC Seminar: Comets, Dynasts, Immensities: Thomas Hardy, Space and Time, 1880-1930

  In this lecture, Prof Stevenson will explore ways that the bright comet of 1881, one of several Thomas Hardy might have witnessed, encouraged interests in...
23
Oct
2020

Books that Changed Humanity: Sophie Cottin's Claire D'Albe

  In the period 1816-20, Claire d’Albe was in fact the best selling novel in France, followed closely by Cottin's Élisabeth ou les Exilés de Sibérie (1806)....
20
Oct
2020

HRC Seminar: 1788 Fire and 2020 Vision

This talk looks at how we confront fire today, how people confronted it in 1788, and what we might learn from the contrast. Bill Gammage, AM, is Adjunct...
16
Oct
2020

Conversations across the Creek: Bushfire Summer

Three scholars studying bushfires from different disciplinary and institutional perspectives will share their research and reflections on the nation's Bushfire...
15
Oct
2020

Works that Shaped the World: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

  “MR WORDSWORTH’S genius is a pure emanation of the Spirit of the Age”, wrote the critic and journalist, William Hazlitt: “It is one of the innovations of...
13
Oct
2020

Seeking Elizabeth Sims: Gender, opportunity and risk in an emigration story

For women of the vulnerable ‘middling sort’ in nineteenth-century England and Australia, family was the first defence against destitution or ruin. But the net...
09
Oct
2020

Conversations across the Creek: Decolonizing the University

Arguing that the institution of the university has been broadly complicit with colonialism, the call to “decolonize” universities and academic practices has...

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