Nearly on hundred years to the day since the signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty, author and historian Jürgen Tampke will speak on his new book, A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles Peace Treaty and the success of the Nazis. This fascinating new work calls into dispute the traditional version of the role of the Versailles Peace Treaty in the rise of Nazism and the unleashing of World War II.
This Forward Thinking event follows the release of the Final Report of the Finkel Review. Hear from Dr Finkel and a panel of experts on how Australia can respond to challenges that our electricity system faces.
Archives hold information that can fill in large gaps of missing culture, language and kin for affected communities. Lauren Booker will speak on the notions of the ‘participatory archive’ and re-using archival documents, relating this to projects that she has worked on with the Library’s Indigenous Services branch.
Paul Irish and Michael Ingrey will discuss the poorly understood period of Sydney’s shared history when Aboriginal people were ignored in colonial narratives but in reality were living lives on their own terms.
Join Rachel Franks for the Third Annual Lecture of the Fergus Hume Society. This year’s lecture will focus on Madame Midas (1888). The lecture will be immediately followed by an open discussion of this ‘realistic and sensational story of Australian mining life’.
Dennis Glover explores Orwell’s life with a unique and extraordinary new book. Combining history and drama Glover presents the reader with a unique portrait of Orwell, one of literature’s most unique and beloved writers.
In the digital age newsrooms are experimenting to capture readers’ attention. So what’s next in storytelling, and how are different organisations faring with the growth of interactive content? Our panel talk user experience and information curation.