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Indigenous Dictionary of Australian Biography
Indigenous Dictionary of Australian Biography

Indigenous Dictionary of Australian Biography

Stories yet to be told - ANU Giving Day 2017. Find out how you can support the Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography

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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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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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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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Postgraduate Studies in Biography
Postgraduate Studies in Biography

Postgraduate Studies in Biography

The NCB teaches one masters-level course, Biography and History, and offers a PhD program run through the School of 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

27
Nov
‘2017

Related Histories: Studying the Family

In 2015 Graeme Davison observed that family history had emerged from the world of the ‘private hobby’ and, taking on new understandings of genealogy, memory and history, become a new...

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17
Oct
‘2017

Gareth Evans: Incorrigible Optimist

The ANU’s chancellor Gareth Evans most recent book, Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir was published by Melbourne University Press today. In it he looks back over the highs and lows of...

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17
Oct
‘2017

Hazel King obituary added

Ken Cable’s beautifully written obituary for historian Hazel King (1908-1997) was added to Obituaries Australia today. It was not until she was 40 years of age that Hazel got the chance to...

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16
Oct
‘2017

Indigenous Lives and the Australian Dictionary of Biography

It has been more that 50 years since the first volume of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) was published. Over that time the ADB has consolidated its reputation as the pre-eminent...

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28
Sep
‘2017

Biography Workshop

Katherine Aigner, a PhD student in the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the ANU, will discuss 'How do you write uncomfortable stories?' Says Katherine: Through a biographical study...

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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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