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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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20
Mar
‘15

Biography Workshop

Biography Workshop Date: 26th March 2015 Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU Time: 12.00-2pm Presented by Estelle Blackburn, author of Broken Lives: the complete life and crimes of serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke (South Yarra, Vic:...

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06
Feb
‘15

Biography Workshop

Biography Workshop Date: 26th February 2015 Venue: Hedley Bull Seminar Room 3 Time 12.00-2pm The Workshop aims to start conversations on a range of contemporary issues significant to both life-writing and, more generally, to the humanities such...

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10
Dec
‘14

Online Launch of ADB 1991 entries

In the Common Room at University House, Australian National University, on 9 December 2014, Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Young, launched the online Australian Dictionary of Biography entries for those who died in 1991. This is the first time that...

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10
Dec
‘14

Paul Hasluck: A Life

The Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, launched Geoffrey Bolton’s book Paul Hasluck: A Life at University House, Australian National University, on 9 December 2014.  The National Centre of Biography hosted the event...

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24
Oct
‘14

Henry Prinsep’s Empire

Heather Goodall, Professor of History, University of Technology, Sydney, launched Malcolm Allbrook’s book Henry Prinsep’s Empire: Framing a Distant Colony at University House, Australian National University, on 23 October 2014. The book...

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04
Sep
‘14

Revisiting Leichhardt in 2014

The NCB has created an innovative digital map of explorer and naturalist, Ludwig Leichhardt's Expedition from Moreton Bay to Port Essington in 1844-45. The map is the first in a planned series of maps covering major land explorations of...

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20
May
‘14

Biography Workshop, 29 May 2014

Guest Speaker: Dr David Day Date: Thursday 29th May Time: 12.00 midday – 2.00 p.m. Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Bldg, ANU Title: ‘Writing Australian Prime Ministers as Children’ David Day’s many books include prize...

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20
Mar
‘14

Biography Workshop, 27 March 2014

Guest Speaker: Peter Fitzpatrick whose book, The Two Frank Thrings, won the National Biography Prize in 2012. Date: Thursday 27th March Time: 12.00 midday – 2.00 p.m. Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Bldg, ANU Title: ‘How to outwit your...

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