Thinking out Loud: Strangers in Europa (Full Series)
A growing extremism relies on an idealized figure of “Europa.” Its spread around the world is highlighted by acts of violence such as in Christchurch. At its core is the fear of a growing migrant population, especially Muslim. In this timely series of lectures Aamir R. Mufti takes long-view perspective in which Europe’s past is inescapably conjoined to the present.
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.
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.
Presented by Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM. Robert Clancy has been an avid map collector for over 40 years, from $20 tourist maps to rare charts of exploration. Each map in his collection has a story attached - whether it be the first selection he bought in London or the Matthew Flinders atlas he bought in 1978.