Past events

Portrait of a Solomon Islands man wearing a large clock ear ornament.

Writings from the archives »

Mon 23 Mar – Mon 31 Aug 2015
The archival collections of anthropologist Marie Reay and first British Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Charles Morris Woodford, are the...
David Merrett

2015 Professor David Merrett: Whither business history? Memory, message and meaning »

Tue 11 Aug 2015
Professor David Merrett, the University of Melbourne explores the past 25 years as it experienced marked shifts in both the demand for and supply of...
Photograph of Mount Stromlo Observatory held in the ANU Archives collection

Treasures of the ANU Archives »

Tue 6 May 2014 – Fri 1 May 2015
The Treasures of the ANU Archives exhibition will highlight historic documents, photographs, maps, and film from the ANU Archives extensive...
The cover of Wives and Wanderers, depicting a native New Guinea woman tending to her pigs.

Wives and wanderers in a New Guinea highlands society »

Fri 13 Mar 2015
Women's lives in the Waghi Valley Marie Olive Reay Edited by Francesca Merlan, with additional introduction by Marilyn Strathern Wives and Wanderers...
The Naturalist and his 'Beautiful Islands'.  Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific

The Naturalist and his 'Beautiful Islands' »

Thu 12 Mar 2015
Charles Morris Woodford in the Western Pacific David Russell Lawrence Charles Morris Woodford devoted his working life to pursuing this dream,...
Joan Beaumont

2014 Professor Joan Beaumont: The Real War? Battles on the Australian home front 1914–19 »

Tue 23 Sep 2014
If you read only one book about Australia's experience of World War I... make it Broken Nation, an account that joins the history of the war to the...
Professor Jeannette Bastian

2013 Professor Jeannette Bastian: Whose memories, whose records: when the archival legacy of a colonial past meets the cultural records of a post-colonial future »

Wed 25 Sep 2013
Islands, specifically the former colonial islands of the Caribbean and the Pacific, share many similar archival and records issues. Questions around...
Marian Sawer

2012 Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer: Feminism for the 21st century »

Thu 13 Sep 2012
Feminism has suffered from 'false feminist death syndrome' for almost as long as it has existed. Some believe that now with a woman Prime Minister...
John Faulkner

2011 annual lecture: Proud past, bright future »

Tue 15 Feb 2011
Senator John Faulkner presents the annual Archives lecture reflecting on the history of the Labour movement in Australia. His talk also opens the '...
Peter Stanley

2010 annual lecture: Smiths in Stasiland: Archival reminders of an uncomfortable Australian past (2010) »

Tue 14 Sep 2010
Dr Peter Stanley is currently researching Australia's Great War through the experience of people with the family name Smith, and German-Australians...