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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: malcolm.allbrook@anu.edu.au Libby Connors will discuss her recent book Warrior: A...

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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 Cleared the Bush, and the...

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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...

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12
Jan
‘17

Michael Chamberlain obituary

Read Michael Chamberlain's obituary in Obituaries Australia and the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry for his daughter, Azaria.

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17
Oct
‘16

'Psychology, Biography and History' workshop

The NCB is hosting a workshop for staff, students and members of the public interested in exploring the relationship of psychology, biography and history. The workshop will be lead by historians, Professor Melanie Nolan, director of the NCB; Dr...

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07
Apr
‘16

NCB Conference - True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography

The NCB is hosting an international conference, exploring the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography, at the National Library of Australia on 1-2 July 2016. At 5pm at University House on 30th June, the eve of the conference, we will...

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24
Mar
‘16

80 new entries added to Australian Dictionary of Biography

What do Eddie Mabo, Sidney Nolan, Lang Hancock and Peter Allen have in common? They've all been added to the Australian Dictionary of Biography. In its 50th anniversary year, the Australian Dictionary of Biography has added 80 new profiles of...

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21
Mar
‘16

Biography Workshop

Biography Workshop Date: 24th March 2016 Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU Time: 12.00-1.30 pm Dr Chris Wallace will consider doctoral studies as a crucible for change in the memoirs of historian Sheila Fitzpatrick and writer Biff Ward...

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18
Feb
‘16

Biography Workshop

Biography Workshop Date: 25th February 2016 Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU Time: 12.00-1.30 pm Stephen Foster will talk about microhistory – a small story with potentially large meanings. In mid-1825 Cecilia Zoffany, daughter...

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17
Dec
‘15

Biography Footnotes

Read the latest edition of the National Centre of Biography's newsletter, Biography Footnotes. In it you will find an obituary for our colleague, Geoffrey Bolton; some of the entries for people who died in 1992 that will be added to ADB online...

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