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Talk: How Are Memories Formed?

Tuesday 14 August 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join PhD student Dana Leidl to explore the history of the study of memory, including case studies of individuals with unusual memory abilities.


La Grande Illusion

Sunday 12 August 2018 - 2pm to 4pm

La Grande Illusion is a 1937 war film directed by Jean Revoir, and is regarded by critics as one of the masterpieces of French cinema. Set in a World War I German P.O.W. camp, two captured French soldiers plot to escape.

Author Talk: Rachael Brown

Saturday 11 August 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

Trace is the riveting inside story of a journalist’s cold-case investigation of a shocking murder.


Symposium: The Fairfax Media Archive

Friday 10 August 2018 - 9am to 5pm

This forum brings together contemporary researchers working on various aspects of Australian media, publishing history, print culture and the digital humanities.

Ancestry hands-on workshop - Family History Month

Thursday 9 August 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

Celebrate Family History Month with a practical session with an expert librarian who will show you how to best search Ancestry Library Edition.

Curator Talk: The French

Thursday 9 August 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The late-eighteenth to early-nineteenth centuries were peak periods for French voyages of discovery and exploration throughout the Pacific. Join curator Sarah Morley to hear about several recently acquired journals from these voyages.


Stories in surprising places

Wednesday 8 August 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Explore our amazing building, discover wonderful books, make craft and enjoy the magic of shared stories.

Scholar Talk: Researching Market Researchers

Tuesday 7 August 2018 - 11am to 12pm

In this talk, Professor Robert Crawford will go behind the scenes of the Ashby Research Service, established in 1936 by Sylvia Ashby, to reveal its inner machinations during the 1950s and 1960s.