Thursday, 13 September 2012

Menzies Centre for Australian Studies events

The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies organises public lectures, conferences, seminars, briefings, book launches and literary readings, which help to produce a more comprehensive, detailed and balanced perception of Australian politics, economics, life and culture.

Their Autumn Term events are now listed on their website.

The weekly seminar sessions start next week with a talk by Graeme Davison of Monash University:

Wednesday 19 September 2012
18.15, Room K6.63, King's Building
Graeme Davison (Monash)
‘Rethinking the Australian Legend’
Graeme Davison has taught at the University of Melbourne, Harvard University, where he was Visiting professor of Australian Studies, and at Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of the Humanities and an adjunct professor in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. His main interest is in the history of cities in Australia, Britain and the United States. His current projects include a collaborative history of the Powerhouse Museum and a history of suburban Australia.

Wednesday 26 September 2012
18.15, Room TBC
Roger Scott (Queensland),
‘The 2012 Queensland State Elections’
Followed by a poetry reading by Andy Kissane

Emeritus Professor Roger Scott has worked in Queensland for most of the past 35 years, mainly teaching public policy. In 1990 he moved from being Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra to become Director-General of Education in the Goss era and moved from there in 1994 back into senior academic positions. He is currently an honorary professor in the Centre for the Government of Queensland in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Queensland.

All seminars are free, and all members of the public are welcome to attend. RSVP to convener: Professor Carl Bridge, email:

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