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Workforce Futures — Humanising our Digital Transformation

Wednesday
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 5pm to 7pm
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This special occasion forms part of the Australian Academy of the Humanities 50th anniversary program of events taking place across the country.  These events acknowledge the vital role of the humanities in helping us understand our past, make sense of our present, and ensure a humanised future for all people.

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Sex in the Brain

Saturday
Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 2pm to 3pm
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In Sex in the Brain, clinical neuropsychologist Amee Baird takes an entertaining and informative tour of the sexiest bits of the human brain.

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Walkley Media Talks: Telling our stories

Thursday
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 6pm to 7pm
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Join our panel of journalists and editors for a discussion about the issues and stories of Black Australia, and the journalism that covers it best.

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Scholar Talk: Australia, No Country for Revolutionaries

Tuesday
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 11am to 12pm
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Between 1971 and 1991 the Italian Communist Party endeavoured to mobilise Italian migrants in Australia in order to extend its influence and power, attract their vote and defend their rights. Its establishment of an ‘autonomous’ Federation in Sydney resulted in a troubled relationship with the Communist Party of Australia and in grassroots surveillance of Italian migrants by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. This book tells their story during the Cold War.

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Collaborating with communities

Wednesday
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Working with communities on their history can be one of the most rewarding (and frustrating) elements of being a public historian. This session will explore the gamut of community histories from oral history projects to genealogy, native title, cultural heritage and thematic histories.

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The B List with Bri Lee and Tracy Sorensen

Thursday
Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 6pm to 8pm
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Join us at the Library for The B List, an exciting, new style of book club hosted by the award-winning author and avid reader, Bri Lee. After the talk, you will be invited into the our historic Friends Room to continue the conversation with your fellow readers!

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Curator’s Choice: The Book of Hours

Thursday
Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 6pm to 7:30pm
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The Library holds a small but exquisite collection of Books of Hours.

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The Reading Lounge: book club for Friends

Friday
Friday, 11 October 2019 - 3pm to 4pm
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Friends Event
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon talking about books with guest speaker and group discussion.

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Curator Talks

Saturday
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 10:30am to 4pm
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Come along and discover something new at our fascinating Curator Talks. 

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Open Day - The Bookshelf (Live)

Saturday
Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 2pm to 3:30pm
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Join the ABC’s dynamic duo Cassie McCullagh and Kate Evans for a live recording of their popular weekly program, The Bookshelf.  What should you read next? And, what have you missed? Kate and Cassie will be joined by a fabulous panel of reader-reviewers to discuss new fiction from Australia and around the world.

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The Second Biennial Coral Thomas Lecture

Thursday
Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 5:30pm to 7pm
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Professor Grace Karskens was awarded a Coral Thomas Fellowship for a project based on an extraordinary document in the Library’s collection: the Reverend John McGarvie’s 1829 ‘Native Names of Places on the Hawkesbury’.  Working with a team of Aboriginal researchers, artists, teachers and knowledge holders, as well as archaeologists, linguists and local experts, Grace has mapped most of the over 170 place names on McGarvie’s list.

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Going Under

Saturday
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 2pm to 3pm
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Sonia Henry’s new book, Going Under, takes an unflinching look at the reality of being a doctor, offering a rare insight into the world of a trainee female medic. 

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Sydney Rare Book week Launch

Sunday
Sunday, 27 October 2019 - 6pm to 7:30pm
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Join us for the launch of  Rare Book week. Professor Stuart Kells will explore the search for Shakespearean books, including volumes from Shakespeare’s own library, as a window into the mindset of bibliophiles and bibliomaniacs. Informed by examples from the State Library’s own collections, the talk will also shed light on how Shakespeare has been collected and appreciated in the New World.

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