IN THE MEDIA
Professor David Lowe features in a new Radio National Podcast: The Sands of Ooldea Collection. Professor Lowe’s contribution can be located in part 3 about Maralinga. There will also be an online article published by ABC news coming out later in the month which includes bonus material from the interview.
Professor Klaus Neumann, published with Inside Story, ‘In Defence of Europe‘, where he considers As the European Commission swings behind Greece, signs of an alternative Europe are emerging. Neumann also authored, ‘That Other Virus‘, where he considers, that despite Europe’s failure to rise to the challenge in Greece, the “virus of insolidarity” is still being resisted.
Honourary Fellow at Deakin University, Roy Hay, authored an article for Footy Almanac, When Coranderrk Won the Premiership: A Story. Also, Rod Gillett reviewed Hay’s recent book, Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere, in ‘Time On: Annual Journal of the New South Wales Australian Football History Society’, 2019, pp. 60–61.
Dr John Doyle hosted a Q&A session with award-winning political historian Judith Brett about her latest book, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting,and her forthcoming Quarterly Essay on Australia’s addiction to coal, out in June.
Researchers: We Want You
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The Library has diverse collections that support, inspire and transform research. Fellowships enable researchers to embark on a period of intensive research into the collections in a supportive, intellectual and creative environment.
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Fellowships are open to researchers from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. Eight funded fellowships will be awarded for research areas where the Library’s collections have the depth to support the desired outcomes.
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· travel and accommodation support*
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Additional Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to support research and special access but without financial support.
Applications close Friday 24 April 2020 at 5pm (AEST)
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2020 SEMINAR SERIES
Presenter: David Wetherell
Title: Liverpool plains, Hawkesbury River, City of Liverpool.
Apart from Queen Victoria no prominent Briton has left so deep an imprint on the Australian topography as Robert Banks Jenkinson Lord Liverpool. That he was one of Britain’s longest-serving Prime Ministers is well known. Virtually unknown is that he was part-Indian.
This paper discusses Robert’s Oxford background. Alongside his family and university is the career of his lifelong friend and junior political colleague Charles Wetherell, named in honour of his father.
Until the Age of Reform Liverpool is known for his signature on the Australian landscape; after the Age of Reform, he was dismissed as a mediocrity. The final few moments of the seminar discusses the radical parliamentary changes following his death. These led to the rise of what is now called ‘Whig history’ which dealt a blow not only to Robert’s reputation but meant obloquy, ridicule and political nemesis for his colleague Charles.
Venue details will be provided closer to the presentation date.