Wednesday, 5 November 2014

What is the future of history? It includes Carnamah!

The State Library of Western Australia has been celebrating its 125th anniversary throughout 2014. As part of the celebrations, a Future of History panel discussion and thesis competition is being held in Perth on 2 December. We're delighted to reveal that we'll be represented on the panel and will be speaking on behalf of community history.

If you'd like to attend, tickets are FREE via the below link! Refreshments will be provided thanks to sponsor Hackersley Wine Estate.

When and where: 5-7pm on Tuesday 2 December 2014 at the theatre within the State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth. The library is part of the Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge.

Registration: click here to register online or give the State Library of Western Australia Foundation a call on 9427 3111

The evening will kick off with the panel discussion, including audience interaction, about the current and future challenges in collecting, studying, teaching and promoting WA history. This will be followed by current post-graduate students presenting their WA history related thesis topic in three minutes!

The evening's panel, chaired by Australian Academy of Humanities president Professor Lesley Johnson, will include:
  • Professor Anna Haebich, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University
  • Jennie Carter, Friends of Battye Library
  • Lennie McCall, Royal Western Australian Historical Society
  • Liana Fitzpatrick, Western Australian Genealogical Society
  • Andrew Bowman-Bright, Carnamah Historical Society & Museum
  • TBA, History Teachers' Association of Western Australia

Getting there: If catching public transport, the State Library is a very short walk from the Perth train station and Wellington and Roe street bus stations. If driving, there is street-side parking on nearby streets and in the car-park underneath the library via Francis Street.

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