News and events
Forthcoming CAH Events
International Family History - a day-long symposium looking at Family History in an international context.
Central Library, Manchester, UK, 22 September 2017, 9-5pm.
Kindly sponsored by Ancestry.com
Please register in advance for catering - there will be coffee and lunch provided. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-family-history-tickets-35796300699
Alison Light, author of Common People, will be speaking the day before: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alison-light-public-lecture-family-history-for-a-floating-world-tickets-35611146899
Marc Scully (University of Leicester)
Paul Knevel (University of Amsterdam)
Sarah Abel (University of Iceland)
Ashley Barnwell (University of Melbourne)
Henriette Roued-Cunliffe (University of Copenhagen)
Indira Chowdury (Shrishti School of Art and Design, Bangalore)
Tanya Evans (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Peter Wade (University of Manchester)
Carolina Jonsson Malm (Malmö University)
Andre de Lemos (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto)
Ewa Jurczyk-Romanowska (University of Wroclaw)
Marcelo Abreu (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto)
Jerome de Groot, Tanya Evans, organisers
Murray Phillips: masterclass on digital history and public history
When: 24th October 2017, 12.30-3pm
Where: Seminar Room, Australian Hearing Hub: http://hearinghub.edu.au/about-us/contact-us/
'Public History Making in the Digital Age: Promises, Tensions and Compromises'
Digital technologies offer much for history making. The shift from the mentalities of print-based scholarship to the digital economy of knowledge production provides access to the ‘infinite’ archive, new ways of analyzing research material and multiple ways of presenting historical narratives. The historians’ toolbox now contains a range of text mining tools, numerous ways to create topic modelling, a myriad of visualizations to present historical data, and specific forms of network analysis that compliment, contribute and generate historical scholarship. Digital technologies also offer opportunities to provide a public face to historical scholarship. This scholarship has a wider mandate engaging with social media, accessible digital platforms, volunteer citizen scholars, institutional partners and memory institutions. This presentation highlights a case study in sport history - digital histories of the Australian Paralympic Movement - to investigate the promises, tensions and compromises related to the public face of history making in the digital age.
Murray Phillips is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland. He has written on the historical aspects of several sports, including swimming and the Paralympics, as well as contributing to philosophical debates about sport history, understanding the role of sport museums, and conceptualising changes to sport history in the digital age. His most recent books are Representing the Sporting Past in Museums and Halls of Fame (London: Routledge, 2012), Richard Pringle and Murray G. Phillips (eds), Critical Sport Histories: Paradigms, Politics and the Postmodern Turn (West Virginia: FIT, 2013), and Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips (eds), Sport History in the Digital Era (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015).
History and Gaming event
2nd November 2017
Relating Histories: Studying the Family
Date: 28th-29th November
Venue: National Library of Australia, Canberra
- Critically engage with a full range of family history research work
- Develop and foster new audiences for family history within and outside of the profession
- Develop a network of family history researchers and practitioners
- Launch the National Centre for Family History Research
(More details to follow)
Past events in 2017
Family History and Photography
How should scholars and family historians collect, date and analyse family history photos? Join us for a masterclass with Armen T. Marsoobian Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University who will present a paper on Photography, Family and the Fate of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. His talk will be about photography and the migrant experience of Armenians in the late 19th and early 20th century. The master class will also include a presentation from Margot Riley from the SLNSW.
WHEN: Thursday 20 July 12.30pm – 2.30pm
WHERE: Flinders Room, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Abstract of Armen's talk: Photography was introduced into the historic Armenian provinces of the Ottoman Empire in the 1870s. This was at the beginning of a period that would mark great demographic change for the region, especially among its non-Muslim communities. Professional photography in these regions was dominated by Armenian and, to a lesser extent, Greek photographers. Photography soon came to play a central role in the maintenance of family cohesion as Armenians began to migrate to distant parts of the world, with the first immigrants arriving in Australia during this period. Additionally, photography would play an important role in the relief and recovery efforts that would mark the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.
23rd Feb 2017 2:00pmY3A 212, 2pm - 5pm