History, Culture & Collections Seminars

Humanities Department History, Cultures & Collections Seminar Series

Speaker Program 2016

When: Monthly on Wednesdays - usually the 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)

Date Seminar Title and Speaker

14 September 2016

Gurindji Blues Post Script: Unknown and unlikely facets of the Wave Hill Walk-off and the Gurindji people’s quest for independence, 50 years on
Charlie Ward

10 August 2016

The Pacific Collections at Museum Victoria: a brief introduction and aspirations for the future
Dr Elizabeth Bonshek

13 July 2016

From Polyzosteria limbata to wire strainers: a life wandering in and out of museums (and why they matter)
Dr John Pickard

8 June 2016

The Invisible Farmer – Securing the History of Australian Farming Women
Catherine Forge & Liza Dale-Hallett

11 May 2016

The Genealogy of the Genealogical Method: Discoveries, Disseminations and the Historiography of British Anthropology
Associate Professor Helen Gardner

6 April 2016

Being Present: Indigenous Contemporary Art and Cultural Practices in the Museum
Kimberley Moulton, Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections

2 March 2016

Accessing the ancient past: ancient Egyptian antiquities in the Victorian State collections
Associate Professor Colin Hope

17 February 2016

Beyond kilts and bagpipes: Scottish associational culture and its wider impact on Australian society, circa 1840 to 1920
Dr Tanja Bueltmann

Free entry, but please book:
For RSVP email rsvphumanities@museum.vic.gov.au
For further information phone:
Deborah Tout-Smith Ph: 8341 7386
Lindy Allen Ph: 8341 7362