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Scholarly Musings: The Emotions of Family History (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday 2 May 2017 - 11am to 12pm

This talk highlights research with genealogical communities in Australia, England and Canada. It questions the gendering of genealogists to reveal links between feminism and family history, showing the complex ways in which family historians evoke emotions when talking about their motivations and the impact of their research on their lives.


2017 Brian Johns Lecture

Thursday 4 May 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:15pm

2017 Brian Johns Lecture feauring Amanda Wilson on ‘How the internet killed my business model: Saving news that matters in a time of information overload’

Award Season 2017: Winners and Judges in Conversation

Saturday 6 May 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

What does it take to write an award winning book? Join Lisa Gorton, and James Tierney as they discuss literary awards and the inner workings of the judging process. This illuminating discussion will be facilitated by Suzanne Leal.

The Good Girl Stripped Bare

Saturday 13 May 2017 - 2pm to 3pm

Tracey Spicer is an iconoclast whose TEDx talk has been seen by almost 1.5 million people worldwide. In her 'femoir' The Good Girl Stripped Bare, the national news anchor and columnist 'sheconstructs' the structural barriers facing women in the workplace, and encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the 'good girl'.

Carrying Tradition in a Digital World with Denis Brown

Wednesday 17 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Internationally renowned Calligrapher Denis Brown will be in Australia conducting a series of workshops. An inspirational presentation incorporating both traditional and avant-garde calligraphy.

Curator's Choice: Selection of Treasures

Thursday 18 May 2017 - 6pm to 8pm

Join us for an exclusive evening with four of our expert original material curators who will each select treasures from the Library's collection and give a short talk about their origins and significance.

Walkley Media Talk: Media and kids

Thursday 18 May 2017 - 6pm to 8pm

In the era of fake news and 24/7 media it’s more important than ever to ensure kids develop a critical media literacy. So how do we help young people wade through a saturation of stories, while also trying to protect them from harmful messages?

Lucy Clark: Beautiful Failures

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lucy Clark's book Beautiful Failures explores the pressure that is placed on kids today: where it comes from, what we can do to reduce it, and how to fix a broken education system that fails too many kids.