Ian Burnet returns to the Library to deliver a Bitesize lunchtime talk on his latest book, Where Australia Collides with Asia. Ian will discuss Alfred Russel Wallace’s discovery of the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia when he crossed the narrow strait between Bali and Lombok.
On this year’s Day of The Imprisoned Writer, award-winning cartoonist Cathy Wilcox will turn her attention to those less-common practitioners of freedom of expression: cartoonists.
Cathy Wilcox will speak of specific examples of cartoonists and artists whose freedom is currently threatened, their value as an indicator for the health of democracy, and of the range of views on what they should be “allowed” to say.
Using examples from library collections and private archives, this talk will demonstrate how the tangible evidence of long distance love has changed over the past 130 years from handwritten letters and carte-de-visite portraits to the email, SMS and video-calls of the digital era.
Robin de Crespigny is a writer, producer, director and a former lecturer at AFTRS Film School. Join Robin as she talks about her writing and the creative process across the mediums of written word to film.
Dana Milbank and Anne Davies will discuss what it’s like reporting in Trump’s America, and why it seems trust in journalism has been eroded. How can we work to rebuild that trust, and engage with people who feel like the media is not for them?
Author William Maley, vice-president of the Refugee Council of Australia, and the author of an illuminating new book that offers a guide to the complex idea of ‘the refugee’ and sets the current crisis within the wider history of human exile, injecting much-needed objectivity and nuance into the debate.
We all know the adage that a picture tells a thousand words but in an age of fake news are photojournalists more important than ever when it comes to the reporting of fact and truths? Join this panel of photojournalists, and print journalists as they discuss the politics of the image.
In this Forward Thinking event, Dr Peter Goss, Grattan Institute School Education Program Director, will host a panel of leading educators to explore: What is happening in Australia’s classrooms? How can schools and teachers create better classroom environments for learning? And what policy changes would help schools the most?
Join Oliver Costello for Talking Deadly about the Firesticks Initiative, which provides Indigenous leadership, advocacy and action to protect, conserve and enhance cultural and natural values of people and country through cultural fire and land management practices.
No one was more instrumental than Pompey in turning looming defeat into stunning victory at both Polygon Wood and Villers-Bretonneux. Ross McMullin’s new book will lead to a fresh appreciation of Pompey’s character and his importance in the dramatic final year of World War I.