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Format: 26/03/2019
Format: 26/03/2019
Anna Karenina Oxford World Classic's book cover
Today

Rosamund Bartlett: Anna Karenina, Tolstoy and Russia

Tuesday
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 11am to 12pm
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Join Rosamund Bartlett for a special lecture exploring Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.

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Talking Deadly text logo on black background

Talking Deadly: Who drives the conversation?

Wednesday
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6pm to 7pm
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Join Nathan “Mudyi” Sentance for the first Talking Deadly talk of the year on blogging as a form of activism and resistance.

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Samuel Clayton for Charles Manigault, 1818, the earliest known Australian-made bookplate

Bookplate making, collecting and use in Australia

Wednesday
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6pm to 7pm
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Dr Mark Ferson, bookplate enthusiast and founding president of the New Australian Bookplate Society, will speak on 'Bookplate making, collecting and use in Australia' putting these important and frequently artistic marks of provenance in both a historical and contemporary context.

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book cover for Languages of Sydney: The people and the passion

How do multilingual students view languages? How do languages shape the students' identities? Join the authors of Languages of Sydney: The people and the passion who will address these two questions.

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hand written letter from a boy to his soldier father

For the past 5 years the Library has been digitising, exhibiting and promoting its First World War collections as part of the centenary of the Great War. Central to the Library’s collection are the personal diaries written by men and women who served. This collection was added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World register in 2015.

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Community histories

Wednesday
Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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This session questions the ethical issues involved in working on commissioned histories for different groups or communities. 

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Quarterly Essay: Rebecca Huntley

Saturday
Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Rebecca Huntley will talk about her latest Quarterly Essay on the state of the nation asking what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?

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