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Biography Footnotes
Biography Footnotes

Biography Footnotes

The NCB's newsletter is published two times a year and contains information about our activities as well as news about biography in Australia

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Australian Dictionary of Biography
Australian Dictionary of Biography

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Published by the NCB, the ADB contains concise, scholarly biographies of over 13,000 significant and representative Australians

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Obituaries Australia
Obituaries Australia

Obituaries Australia

Obituaries Australia is published by the National Centre of Biography and consists of digitised copies of obituaries published in Australian newspapers, journals and magazines

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Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture
Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

The ANU's Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture equips students with a thorough theoretical and critical grounding in biography, and with the skills and opportunity to undertake their own biographical projects

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Biography Workshop
Biography Workshop

Biography Workshop

The NCB's Biography Workshop meets periodically to discuss issues about the writing of biography with some of Australia's leading biographers

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'Psychology, Biography and History' Workshop
'Psychology, Biography and History' Workshop

'Psychology, Biography and History' Workshop

Join us at this workshop at the ANU on 17-18 November where we will explore the relationship of psycholgy, biography and history

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The National Centre of Biography was established in June 2008 in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University to act as a centre of activity for all those writing and reading biography in Australia and beyond.

Our aim is to develop a community of scholars, writers, students, and readers of biography. As well as producing the Australian Dictionary of Biography, we will be organising conferences and seminars, publishing new work, enrolling PhD students and hosting biography fellows.

We invite you to be part of our biographical endeavour.

News & events

05
Apr
‘17

Biography Workshop

Gideon Haigh will discuss his most recent book Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot that Changed Cricket (Hamish Hamilton 2016). In life, Trumper was Australia’s first world beater – at his peak just after Federation, he was not just a cricketer but an artist of the...

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04
Apr
‘17

94 new ADB entries added to website

94 new entries for people who died in 1993 were added to Australian Dictionary of Biography website today. Troy Lovegrove (1986-1993) and Eve van...

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24
Mar
‘17

Biography Workshop

Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
Venue: Conference Room 1.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building (Bldg. 120 McCoy Circuit, ANU)
Time: 12 midday until about 1.30 p.m.
Inquiries:...

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14
Mar
‘17

Biography Footnotes

Read the latest issue of the National Centre of Biography's newsletter, Biography Footnotes.
In it you will find an obituary for the ADB’s great friend Jill Roe, as well a review of her recent book, Our Fathers...

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14
Feb
‘17

Special NCB Event

Professor Elleke Boehmer will join us on 21 February to talk about Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), first president of democratic South Africa, as a world life–a national leader whose life also had global dimensions. How did this passionately nationalist leader, who identified himself...

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ADB video

 

Professor Melanie Nolan, General Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, discusses the achievements of the ADB over the last 50 years and its current developments.

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