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18
Oct
‘17

Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography: Stories Waiting to be Told

The Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography project, along with a Support program for refugee students, are the...

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17
Oct
‘17

Obituaries for Anne Deveson and Georgia Blain

Read the recently added obituaries for broadcaster, writer, filmmaker and social commentator Anne Deveson and her...

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02
Oct
‘17

Gareth Evans: Incorrigible Optimist

The ANU’s chancellor Gareth Evans most recent book, Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir was published by...

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26
Sep
‘17

Hazel King obituary added

Ken Cable’s beautifully written obituary for historian Hazel King (1908-1997) was added to Obituaries Australia...

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05
Apr
‘17

Biography Workshop

Gideon Haigh will discuss his most recent book Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot that Changed Cricket (...

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04
Apr
‘17

94 new ADB entries added to website

94 new entries for people who died in 1993 were added to Australian Dictionary of Biography website today. Troy...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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:...

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16
Dec
‘13

Biography Footnotes, no 12, 2013

The latest edition of the NCB's newsletter, Biography Footnotes is now available on the web. In it you will find...

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20
Nov
‘13

The ADB's Story

The National Centre of Biography invites you to the launch, by the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, of The ADB’s Story,...

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19
Nov
‘13

The Dictionary of World Biography

The National Centre of Biography is launching Barry Jones's Dictionary of World Biography at the ANU on Thursday...

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18
Dec
‘12

Biography Footnotes, no 11, December 2012

The latest edition of the NCB's newsletter, Biography Footnotes is now available on the web. In it you will find...

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14
Dec
‘12

ADB Volume 18 Launched

Volume 18 of the ADB, which includes entries for people who died in 1981-90, with surnames beginning L-Z, was launched...

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19
Dec
‘11

Biography Footnotes, no 10, 2011

The latest edition of the NCB's newsletter, Biography Footnotes is now available on the web. In it you will find...

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14
Oct
‘11

Biography Footnotes no 9, 2011

The latest edition of the National Centre of Biography’s newsletter, Biography Footnotes, is now available on the...

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09
Sep
‘11

Call for Papers, 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association is now calling for papers for its...

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08
Jun
‘11

Biography Footnotes, no 8, 2011

The latest edition of the National Centre of Biography’s newsletter, Biography Footnotes, is now ...

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20
May
‘11

Master of Biographical Research & Writing

The National Centre of Biography is offering a Master of Biographical Research & Writing from 2012. The program is...

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18
May
‘11

International Auto/Biography Conference

The International Auto/Biography Association is holding its 8th biennial conference at the Australian National...

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15
Apr
‘11

Obituaries Australia launched

Obituaries Australia was launched by ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young, on 14 April 2011. The website is a...

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15
Mar
‘11

Digital Humanities: International Perspectives

The Australian Academy of Humanities, in conjunction with the National Centre of Biography, is hosting a forum on...

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22
Dec
‘10

Biography Footnotes, no 7, 2010

The latest issue of the NCB's newsletter Biography Footnotes is now available on the web. Read about the NCB’s...

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13
Oct
‘10

Biography Footnotes, no 6, 2010

The latest issue of the NCB's newsletter Biography Footnotes is now available on the web. Read about our latest staff...

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17
Sep
‘10

Early Australasian Press Biographies

The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University is hosting a one-day symposium on biographical approaches in press...

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10
Sep
‘10

ADB video

  Professor Melanie Nolan, General Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, discusses the achievements...

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17
Aug
‘09

2009 Seymour Lecture in Biography

Eminent historian, Dr David Day, will discuss 'Writing Political Lives' at the fifth annual Seymour Lecture in...

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19
Jan
‘09

History Honours Workshop at ANU, 29-31 May 2009

History Honours students who have a particular interest in biography, are invited to attend the History Honours...

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