Saturday, 9 February 2008

RHSV lecture - Blackboard to battlefield: The Victorian Education Department's teacher-soldiers, Great War, 1914-1918

Tuesday 8 April

RHSV - 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne - entry via William Street

5.15 pm tea / coffee
Lecture 5.45 pm

Cost: Members free; non-members $5.50

Compared with Australian national averages, Victoria's state school teachers enlisted earlier and in greater numbers, were more rapidly promotes, more highly decorated - and more likely to die. Based on recent doctoral research, Rosalie Triolo, explains the teachers' responses and experiences. The presentation includes stories from the battle front and home front that convey the tragedy of the Great War but have not since been told.

Rosalie Triolo is History Education lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University and Vice-President of the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Launch of Victorian Women Vote

Join the celebrations to mark 100 years of Victorian women's right to vote. Hosted by the Minister for Women's Affairs, Maxine Morand, MP and the Deputy Premier, Hon. Rob Hulls.

Hosted by Angela Pippos
See the Women's Circus in action
Enjoy the performances by the Australian Girls Choir
Jump on board the Museum Tram for information on the history of Victorian Women Vote.

Date: Tuesday 19 February
Time: 12.00 pm
Location: Federation Square, Melbourne

Victorian Women Vote

Friday, 1 February 2008

Locating History - Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference

Deadline for abstacts of papers extended until Friday 8 February. for additional information.

The Australian Historical Association will hold its 2008 Biennial Conference from 7 to 10 July, 2008.

AHA 2008 is being hosted by the University of Melbourne, with assistance from Australian Catholic University, Deakin University, La Trobe University and Monash University. All conference venues will be Parkville or central city based.

The Australian Historical Association, founded in 1973, is a national organisation of historians, academic, professional and other, working in all fields of history. Its members number around seven hundred, including universities, libraries and other affiliates.

The 2008 Conference theme is "Locating History". Participants are invited to respond to the broad range of resonances suggested by the theme of history and locality – to make sense of place in history, and to think geographically/spatially about the past.

For further information please contact:
Robert McArthur at