History, Culture & Collections Seminars

Humanities Department History, Cultures & Collections Seminar Series

Speaker Program 2014

When: 1-2pm on the second Wednesday of each month, March to November (except May 3-4pm)
Where: Melbourne Museum Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens (subject to change, check seminar details to confirm location)

DateSeminar Title and Speaker
12 March Art and Archaeology of Gariwerd
David Frankel (La Trobe University)
9 April Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…The marriage of science and humanities at Museum Victoria
Rebecca Carland (Museum Victoria)
14 May ‘For the Nobility, Gentry & Curious in General’: Richard Dubourg’s Classical Exhibition, 1775-1819
Richard Gillespie & Sarah Babister (Museum Victoria)
11 June Searching for Jim Crow: Race, Law and Body-Snatching in Colonial New South Wales
Alexandra Roginski (Museum Victoria 1854 Scholar)
9 July More than meat and three? Food culture in 1930s and 1940s Australia
Andrew Junor (Monash University)
13 Aug Shifting Boundaries: Mediating Interpretations of Indigenous Cultural Heritage in Museums
Lindy Allen (Museum Victoria)
10 Sept Spotlight on Robert Harvey, 1868 – 1922: A History of Vegetarianism, Cinematography and Photography
Fiona Kinsey & Michelle Mountain (Museum Victoria)
8 Oct Sand Stories: The use of iconographic imagery in traditional Aboriginal sand-drawing from Central Australia
Dr Jenny Green (University of Melbourne)
12 Nov 'Your fine lady doesn't do here': needlework and genteel identity in gold-rush Victoria
Lorinda Cramer (Deakin University)

Free entry, but please book:
For RSVP email rsvphumanities@museum.vic.gov.au
For further information phone:
Dr Moya McFadzean Ph: 8341 7383
Dr Philip Batty Ph: 8341 7369