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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

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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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
Sep
‘2017

The Enigmatic Mr Deakin

The private papers of Australia’s second prime minister reveal a solitary, religious character who found distasteful much of the business of politics, with its unabashed self-interest, double-...

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31
Aug
‘2017

Biography Workshop

Peter Rees published his biography of Charles Bean in 2015 (Bearing Witness, Allen & Unwin, 2015), a study which, for the first time, captured the essence of this giant in Australian military...

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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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