Past events

ANU Archives Exhibition: 75 Years of the Australian National University

Exhibition launch "Building Australia’s National University” »

Tue 16 Mar 2021
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Australian National University (ANU) in 2021, the ANU Archives has curated a new exhibition"75 Years of the...
Archives for a dry and drying land - with Associate Professor Ruth Morgan

2020 Ruth Morgan: Archives for a dry and drying land »

Tue 20 Oct 2020
This lecture is now available online.  By all accounts, 2020 has been a remarkable year. Bushfires of unprecedented duration and spread, then a...
Professor Jenny Hocking

2019 Professor Jenny Hocking: Archival Secrets and Hidden Histories »

Tue 10 Sep 2019
Join us at the ANU Archives annual lecture for 2019 - 'Archival Secrets and Hidden Histories: Reasserting the Right to Public Access'. Public access...
Professor Simon Ville

Professor Simon Ville: Tales of the unexpected: why archival research remains important today »

Tue 9 Oct 2018
For the contemporary researcher, archival research is often considered antiquarian and too labour intensive to meet the publication demands of the...
Vote 'Yes' for Equality

Vote 'Yes' for Equality »

Wed 17 May – Tue 31 Oct 2017
In a referendum on 27 May 1967 more than 90 percent of voters agreed to amend sections of the Australian Constitution which discriminated against...
Dr Shino Konishi

2017 Dr Shino Konishi: Indigenous lives and the Australian Dictionary of Biography »

Mon 16 Oct 2017
Of the more than 12,000 individuals included in the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) only 210 (1.5%) of all entries relate to Indigenous...
70 Years of the Australian National University

70 years of the Australian National University »

Mon 1 Aug 2016 – Tue 31 Jan 2017
To celebrate the 70th birthday of The Australian National University (ANU), the ANU Archives has put together an exhibition of documents and...

2016 Phil Carswell OAM: Did the Grim Reaper win? »

Tue 25 Oct 2016
The early history of HIV/AIDS in Australia was marked with controversial political decisions and public and social discrimination, anger and...
Phil Carswell OAM

Did the Grim Reaper win? »

Tue 20 Sep 2016
Presented by ANU Archives and the Friends of the Noel Butlin Archives Centre, this lecture will cover the early history of HIV/AIDS in Australia and...

Living, working and playing at Mt Stromlo »

Sun 1 May – Fri 15 Jul 2016
Mt Stromlo Observatory is known for its outstanding research into astronomy and astrophysics, including the work of Nobel Prize winner and current...