Public Events diary for the Menzies Centre, King’s College, London from 28th January to June 2015

Public Events Diary 2014-15 All events take place at the Strand Campus, unless otherwise stated

Wednesday 4 February, 18.00-20.00
Book Launch
SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
Vanessa Castejon, Anna Cole, Oliver Haag and Karen Hughes (eds), Ngapartji Ngapartji: In Turn In Turn: Ego-histoire, Europe and Indigenous Australia (ANU Press).
This publication features writing by MCAS’s Helen Idle and former KCL Visiting Fellow Dr Jeanine Leane (ANU) among others.

Wednesday 18 February, 18.00-20.00
GRAS
SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus

Wednesday 4 March, 18.00-20.00
Governance, Settlers and Aboriginal Victorians
SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
Professor Lynette Russell (Director, Monash Indigenous Centre), ‘The Governing the “Aboriginal Problem in Victoria”: Example or Exemplar’

Wednesday 18 March, 18.00-20.00
GRAS
SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus

Wednesday 1 April, 18.00-20.00
ANZACS in London: Panel
Nash Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand Campus
Dr Jonathan Rayner (Sheffield) on the reporting of the Dardanelles campaign in the War Illustrated
And Dr Ailsa Grant Ferguson (Brighton) on entertaining ANZACS in London.
This event will also see the book launch of ‘Australia in the Great War’ by Professor Philip Payton FRSA FRHistS FAHA.

Tuesday 21 April, 18.00-19.30
Anglo-Australian Wartime Relations with The Institute of Historical Research (UoL)
Room 202, North Block, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU
Dr Kent Fedorowich (UWE and Menzies Fellow, KCL) and Dr Jayne Gifford (UEA)
‘“Gullible’s Travels”:  Anglo-Australian Wartime Relations and Sir Earle Page’s mission to London, 1941-42’

Friday 1 May, 18.00-20.00
MCAS Conversations Series with the British Museum
British Museum Lecture Theatre (time and venue to be confirmed)
Panel Discussion: What is Aboriginal Art Today?
 
Saturday 2 May, 10.00-17.00
British Museum/MCAS One-day Conference
British Museum (time and venue to be confirmed)
Difficult Histories: The Role of Museums in Africa and Australia

Wednesday 6 May, 18.00-20.00
Centenary of ANZAC Day Menzies Lecture
Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand Campus
Professor Bruce Scates (Monash), ‘The Aftermath of ANZAC:  Beyond the Gallipoli Landings’.

Wednesday 13 May, 18.00-20.00
Politics and Writing: Panel
SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
Dr Lisa Slater (Wollongong) ‘Desiring Belonging: White Anxiety, Anti-Colonial Spatiality and Margaret Somerville’s Body/Landscape Journals
And
Emma Patchett (Marie Curie Research Fellow, CoHaB ITN, WWU Münster), ‘Temporal Collapse and Splintered Sovereignty in Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book

Wednesday 20 May, 18.00-20.00
Book Launch
8th Floor Open Space, Strand Building
Launch of Mary Shannon’s Dickens, Reynolds, and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street (Ashgate)

Wednesday 24 June, 18.00-20.00
Christina Stead: A Celebration
Council Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus
Featuring Professor Helen Groth (UNSW), Dr Ian Henderson (King’s) and Professor Anna Snaith (King’s)

MCAS Partners

29-31 May 2015, times tbc
This Way Up: Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts
King’s College London, Strand Campus
Details to be posted in early 2015

Early to mid June 2015
Origins Festival of First Nations
Details to be posted in early 2015

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