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24
Aug
‘10

Symposium: Life of Information

Join the National Centre of Biography at its symposium on the design and use of online dictionaries, encyclopedias and collections. Date: Friday, 24 September 2010, 9am to 4pm Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian...

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16
Aug
‘10

Symposium: Faces in the Street: Biography and Life-Writing

Macquarie University and the State Library of New South Wales are holding a symposium Faces in the Street: Biography and Life-Writing at the State Library on Wednesday 6 September, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Speakers include Jill Roe, Penny Russell,...

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07
Jun
‘10

Shirley Walker Wins 2010 Kibble Literary Award

Shirley Walker has won the 2010 Kibble Literary Award for her book The Ghost at the Wedding, which relates the story of her husband’s family as they endured the loss and suffering brought about by the First and Second World Wars. The Kibble...

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27
May
‘10

Biography Footnotes

The latest issue of the National Centre of Biography's newsletter, Biography Footnotes, is now available online. Find out about the NCB's new Obituaries Australia website and its digitisation program as well as some of the inquiries...

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19
May
‘10

2010 National Biography Award Winner Announced

Brian Matthews has won the $20,000 National Biography Award for his book, Manning Clark: A Life published by Allen & Unwin. This year’s winner was announced on 17 May 2010 in the Mitchell Library Reading Room at the State Library of New...

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13
Nov
‘09

Between the Past and the Future: The Australian Dictionary of Biography

The National Centre of Biography is holding a symposium, 'Between the Past and the Future: The Australian Dictionary of Biography' on 1 December 2009 to celebrate the ADB's 50th birthday. Speakers include Ann Moyal (the ADB's first employee), Jim...

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21
Oct
‘09

Symposium on gender, politics and biography

Join some of Australia's most eminent political commentators, activists and biographers to discuss gender in the political environment. Speakers include: Susan Ryan, Laurie Oakes, Jacqueline Kent, Marilyn Lake, Andrew Leigh, Marian Sawer, Sarah...

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21
Oct
‘09

National Biography Award Lecture

Raimond Gaita, Professor of Moral Philosophy at King's College, London, will discuss 'Truth' as Applied to Biography and Autobiography' at the National Biography Award Lecture to be held at the State Library of New South Wales on 2 November at ...

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09
Sep
‘09

Literary Prizes awarded to ADB authors

Congratulations to the ADB's Editorial Board chair, Professor Tom Griffiths, and former chair, Professor Jill Roe, on winning prestigious literary awards.  Tom jointly won the Prime Minister's history prize for his book Slicing the...

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08
Sep
‘09

Unique Opportunity for Aspiring Biographers

The National Centre of Biography is offering a three-year postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar who has recently completed a PhD in History or is about to submit their thesis. The successful applicant will not only pursue their own independent...

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