History, Culture & Collections Seminars

Humanities Department History, Cultures & Collections Seminar Series

Speaker Program 2015

When: Second Wednesday of each month, March to November
Where: Melbourne Museum Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens (subject to change, check seminar details to confirm location)

DateSeminar Title and Speaker

18 November 2015

Beyond the Baggage: 25 Years of Migration Collection at Museum Victoria
Dr Moya McFadzean
14 October 2015 The Science of Good Roads: Re-Examining the Career of William Calder – Father of the Country Roads Board
Matthew Churchward
Past Seminars
9 September 2015 Entangled Economies: Pacific cultural production, value & exchange
Kalissa Alexeyeff
12 August 2015 Returning the Thunderbolt: A Central Australian Odyssey
Dr Philip Batty
10 June Four pictures, a coat and a wobbly plot: Memory and truth in family history
Dr Elizabeth Suda
13 May Kaapa Tjampitjinpa's invention of contemporary art
John Kean
22 April Religion in museums
Crispin Paine
8 April Museums, libraries and galleries must be more than just the ‘Rosetta Stones’ of material culture
David Demant
11 March Exclusion and a call for justice: The Lambing Flat banner
Karen Schamberger (PhD student at Deakin University)

Free entry, but please book:
For RSVP email rsvphumanities@museum.vic.gov.au
For further information phone:
Deborah Tout-Smith Ph: 8341 7386
Dr Philip Batty Ph: 8341 7369