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

9 November 2016

Folklore and field books: museums, archives and the documentation of diverse collections
Mike Jones

12 October 2016

Contemporary reimagining of a museum collection: an analysis of change in a collection of spears from Milingimbi, Arnhem Land
Sophie McLeod

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