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Upcoming Seminars

History@Newcastle are holding their seminar series on Friday's at 10am in the Cultural Collections area at the Auchmuty Library. Morning tea will follow at 11am - all welcome.


The Denial of the Armenian Genocide and the Killing Order of Talaat Pasha

Speaker: Taner Akçam

Affiliation: Clark University

Date: Friday 10 August 2018


"It's (not) the Cold War, stupid": Why states have supported terrorist actors

Speaker: Adrian Hänni

Affiliation: Distance Learning University Switzerland

Date: Friday 17 August 2018


British colonialism, loyalty, and the visual iconography of the Indian Ayah, 18th to 20th centuries

Speaker: Victoria Haskins

Affiliation: University of Newcastle

Date: Friday 31 August 2018


"Dear Mr Menzies": Some Light on the 'Forgotten People'

Speaker: Frank Bongiorno

Affiliation: Australian National University

Date: Friday 14 September 2018


"Those Other Exiles": A Soldier's Life on the Penal Frontier of NSW, 1804 - 1842

Speaker: Tamsin O'Connor

Affiliation: University of Sydney

Date: Friday 12 October 2018


Bodies and Gold: Smuggling, Customs Law and Chinese 'Coolies' in 1850s New South Wales

Speaker: Sophie Loy-Wilson

Affiliation: University of Sydney

Date: Friday 26 October 2018


If you wish to be included in the seminar mailing list, or would like more information on the talks, please contact Dr Kate Ariotti or Ms Honae Cuffe

Ancient History and Classical Languages are holding their seminar series on Friday's at 11am in MC102 (McMullin Building) at Callaghan campus


Captive women 'of a certain age'

Speaker: Jane Bellemore

Affiliation: University of Newcastle

Date: Friday 9 March 2018


Outline of thesis topic (Honours Students)

Speakers: Gabrielle Brash and Matthew Howe

Affiliation: University of Newcastle

Date: Friday 23 March 2018


Alexander's massed marriages

Speaker: Liz Baynham

Affiliation: University of Newcastle

Date: Friday 20 April 2018


Catullus and Caesar

Speaker: Terry Ryan

Affiliation: University of Newcastle

Date: Friday 4 May 2018


Editing A Cultural History of Comedy (Antiquity) for Bloomsbury Methuen

Speaker: Michael Ewans

Affiliation: University of Newcastle

Date: Friday 18 May 2018


Latin for Uyghurs

Speaker: Alan Libert

Affiliation: University of Newcastle

Date: Friday 1 June 2018


Seneca's ad Marciam

Speaker: Natalia Polikarpova

Affiliation: University of Newcastle

Date: Friday 8 June 2018


If you wish to be included in the seminar mailing list, or would like more information on the talks, please contact Dr Jane Bellemore

Presented by the areas of History and Ancient History at the University of Newcastle, The War Experience highlights the work being conducted by academics from the School of Humanities and Social Science. In collaboration with the Centre for the History of Violence, this seminar series discusses a range of topics from ancient to modern times.

Seminars are held at the University of Newcastle City campus (NewSpace) in X202 (second floor), on Wednesday's from 7-8pm.

Schedule:

15 August - Professor Lyndall Ryan1838 and 1968: Colonial wars and the Practice of massacre

29 August - Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser - The Great War in Ottoman Turkey

12 September - Dr Elizabeth Baynham - Alexander the Great's mass-marriages

10 October - Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen - The POW experience: the captive mind in World War II psychiatry

24 October - Mr Daniel Morgan - The Roman disaster of Varus in AD 9

7 November - Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds - Fighting the Cold War: Spies, Nuclear Weapons and Plans for Armageddon

Questions regarding the series can be directed to Dr Jane Bellemore.

The Cretan Labyrinth: Monument and Memory from Prehistory to the Present

The 2018 AAIA visiting professor is Professor Antonis Kotsonas from the University of Cincinnati.

Where: X502, NewSpace (Level 5), corner of Auckland and Hunter Streets, Newcastle

When: Monday 20 August 2018

Lecture commences at 6pm, all welcome.

Homer and the Archaeology of Crete

The relationship between the Homeric epics and archaeology has been approached through the lens of Homeric archaeology, which involved matching the epics with the archaeological record and identifying realia of Homer’s heroes. However, a range of new approaches have recently revolutionized the field. Drawing from these approaches, this seminar offers a regional and diachronic analysis of Homeric stories about Crete, an assessment of the reception of these stories by the island’s inhabitants throughout antiquity, and an account of their impact on Medieval to modern literature and art.

Presented by: Professor Antonis Kotsonas (visiting professor with the AAIA)

Where: Cultural Collections (lower ground floor), Auchmuty Library, Callaghan campus, University of Newcastle

When: Tuesday 21 August 2018

Presentation commences at 1pm for approximately an hour.

About the Presenter:

The 2018 AAIA Visiting Professor is Professor Antonis Kotsonas from the University of Cincinnati, who specialises in the material culture, socio-cultural and economic history of the Early Iron Age and the Archaic period in Greece and the Mediterranean, especially Crete, the Cyclades, Euboea and Macedonia. Before taking up his post at the University of Cincinnati, Kotsonas worked at King’s College London, the University of Crete, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Edinburgh. He has also served as a Curator of Greek Archaeology at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.

Further Information:

Please contact Mr Hugh Lindsay for further information about these events. Hugh can be contacted via email or on (02) 4921 5226.