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Talks and conferences

The National Library hosts a program of events that highlight aspects of our collections. If you missed a talk or conference, you can listen to and read highlights here.

lloyd-jones

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Pacific Highways with Lloyd Jones

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
58:23
Date published: Tue, 25 March 2014
Format: mp3 audio

New Zealand is at a moment of profound change as a result of demographic and economic factors – making it a truly Pacific nation. Griffith REVIEW: Pacific Highways brings together New Zealand’s most exciting and innovative writers to explore the country’s people, culture and shifting demographics through essay, reportage, memoir, fiction and poetry. Join co-editors Lloyd Jones, author of Mr Pip and A History of Silence, and founding editor of Griffith REVIEW, Julianne Schultz, in a discussion about all things New Zealand.

Michelle-Brown

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Painted Portals: Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, Their Makers and Readers

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
57:58
Date published: Tue, 3 Dec 2014
Format: mp3 audio

Join Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Visiting Professor at University College London and Baylor University (Texas), as she reveals the mysteries and splendour of the Middle Ages.

Tony-Wheeler

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The Lonely Planet Story by Tony Wheeler

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
1:06:18
Date published: Wed, 27 Nov 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Join Tony Wheeler, English-Australian publishing entrepreneur and co-founder of the Lonely Planet guidebooks, and Alex Sloan, ABC 666 presenter in a conversation about how he has placed travel, discovery, writing, ideas and archeology at the heart of his life and career.

Michael-Leunig

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In Conversation: Holy Fool by Michael Leunig

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
44:14
Date published: Mon, 18 Nov 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Filled with his trademark lunacy, poignancy and arrow-to-the-heart wisdom, Holy Fool is a collection of more than 240 artworks by Australia's most admired cartoonist.

Christos Tsiolkas

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Author Talk: Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
1:02:49
Date published: Mon, 4 Nov 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Join bestselling author Christos Tsiolkas and ABC radio presenter Genevieve Jacobs as they discuss his new novel Barracuda, an unflinching look at modern sport, what it means to be a good person, and what it takes to become one.

Held In association with Allen & Unwin, the Australian National University and The Canberra Times

Anne-Summers

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In Conversation: The Misogyny Factor by Anne Summers

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
1:06:54
Date published: Mon, 28 Oct 2013
Format: mp3 audio

In 2012, Anne Summers gave two landmark speeches about women in Australia. Published online, they attracted more than 120,000 visits to her website. Join Anne Summers and Virginia Haussegger, ABC TV News, Canberra, as they discuss women, power, sexism and language.

In association with NewSouth Books

Richard Flanagan

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Author talk: Richard Flanagan

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:06:00
Date published: Fri, 11 Oct 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Join acclaimed author Richard Flanagan and ABC reporter Steve Cannane as they discuss The Narrow Road to the Deep North. This savagely beautiful novel is about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

seymour2013

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2013 Seymour Biography Lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:11:26
Date published: Thursday, 26 Sep 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Drusilla Modjeska: The Informed Imagination
In this lecture, the author of Poppy, Stravinsky’s Lunch and The Mountain explores what happens when biography, autobiography and memoir are unable to tell the story.

Supported by John and Heather Seymour and Australian Book Review

Evelyn-Conlon

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Author talk: Evelyn Conlon- Not the Same Sky

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
54:31
Date published: Fri 20 Sept 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Irish novelist Evelyn Conlon discusses her new novel, based on the story of 4,000 Irish girls, orphaned as a result of the Irish Potato Famine and brought to Australia on 21 ships via the Earl Grey Scheme.

Tim-Soutphommasane

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Dr Tim Soutphommasane: ‘Politics and Friendship’

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
1:02:21
Date published: Mon 9 Sept 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Dr Tim Soutphommasane explores whether it is time for friendship to return to our thinking about public life. Dr Tim Soutphommasane is a political philosopher and was recently appointed Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner.

Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and Sydney PEN

Fintan-Vallely

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Dancing on the Page: The Role of the Printed Word in Traditional Music Revivals

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
1:07:16
Date published: Fri 30 Aug 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Using images, recordings and live performance, acclaimed Irish musician and researcher, Fintan Vallely talks about the role played in the Irish Traditional music revival by books on music, song, dance, emigration and the Irish Diaspora.

Writing the Australian Landscape

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: various
Date published:Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Format: mp3 audio

In a land of droughts and flooding rains, of coastal cities, regions and rural landscapes, how do we write about our country? Join some of Australia’s finest writers as they explore how we write about place. Keynote speaker Murray Bail delivers the Kenneth Binns Lecture, which is generously supported by Alison Sanchez. Featured speakers include Bill Gammage, Matthew Condon, Adrian Hyland and Ros Moriarty.
Program & Speakers

The Biggest Estate on Earth mp3 28.5 Mb (52:41)
Reshaping the Landscape mp3 36 Mb (1:09:27)
Cityscapes mp3 38 Mb (1:12:13)
The Wide Brown Land for Me mp3 38.5 Mb (1:10:34)

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Kenneth Binns lecture: Murray Bail mp3 21 Mb (41:20)
Droughts and Flooding Rains mp3 35.6 Mb (1:05:43)
Imagining the Capital mp3 32.8 Mb (1:00:00)
Crossing the Continent mp3 36.3 Mb (1:07:37)

Marion-Halligan

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Friends Winter Book Club Lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
55:45
Date published: Wed 24 Jul 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Friends of the National Library of Australia Winter Book Club Lecture. Canberra author Marion Halligan discusses John Banville’s books The Sea and Ancient Light.

olive-cotton

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Olive Cotton at Spring Forest

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
1:04:02
Date published: Friday, 12 Jul 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Join Helen Ennis, Associate Professor at ANU’s School of Art, who discusses her research into the life and work of Olive Cotton, one of Australia’s most celebrated photographers. Helen Ennis is the current Australian Book Review George Hicks Foundation Fellow and will ultimately write Olive Cotton’s biography.

Nick-Cater

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AUTHOR TALK: The Lucky Culture by Nick Cater

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration:
1:06:13
Date published: Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013
Format: mp3 audio

What is the secret of Australia’s good fortune? In his new book, Nick Cater, Chief Opinion Editor at The Australian, tracks the changes in Australian culture and outlook since Donald Horne’s The Lucky Country was published in 1964.

Seminar - A Cultivated City: The Griffin's in Australia's Capital.

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: various
Date published: Friday, 3 May 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Join prominent architects, designers, curators and Library staff as they debate concepts of design and democracy in the Griffins’ plan for Canberra. Program & Speakers

The Griffins' Archival Legacy
Chair, Nat Williams, & Ian Batterham mp3 17.3 Mb (28:08)
Dr Anna Rubbo mp3 10.9 Mb (17:41)
Kylie Scroope mp3 13.6 Mb (22:27)

Closing address: The Continuing City
Dr Karl Fischer mp3 18.3 Mb (28:40)
Questions mp3 15.1 Mb (24:32)

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Opening address: 'Rebels and Gilt-spurred Roosters'
Alasdair McGregor mp3 28.1 Mb (50:59)

The Tale of two cities
Chair Paul Daley & Christopher Vernon mp3 16.8 Mb (28:57)
Dr Dianne Firth mp3 17.8 Mb (29:38)
Dr Jeff Turnbull mp3 19.3 Mb (31:10)

Neil-Oliver2

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Public Lecture: Neil Oliver - Digging Up The Past

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:17:49
Date published:Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver’s popular mix of narrative, clarity, keen observation and humour capture the drama, action and tragedy of history, giving us a unique understanding of military events and the astonishing stories within them.

Vision-Splendid

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Vision-Splendid

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 45:33
Date published: Monday, 22 Apr 2013
Format: mp3 audio

History Teachers Association of  Australia  Annual  Conference  2013 - Panel discussion "Popular" history and historical integrity - can they co-exist? Neil Oliver, Scottish Historian, Archaeologist, Author and Broadcaster Dr Michael McKernan Dr Craig Stockings, UNSW Canberra

Neil-Oliver

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Neil Oliver

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 50:32
Date published: Monday, 22 Apr 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Neil Oliver participated in The History Teachers' Association of Australia Annual Conference in Canberra. He is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of BBC television’s series A History of Scotland and Coast.

Boyd-Anderson

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AUTHOR TALK: Boyd-Anderson - Amber Road

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 56:33
Date published: Friday, 19 Apr 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Join author Boyd Anderson for a discussion about war, family and the end of the Empire with ABC presenter and author Melanie Tait. Presented in association with Random House.

 

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Seminar: Cities, Imaginaries and New Publics in a Digital World

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:09:52
Date published: Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Audiences for both physical exhibitions and for digital scholarship are growing and developing. How are institutions such as the National Library responding to these changing publics? Speakers and topics include: Professor Paul Pickering, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, The biographical turn: studying past lives in a digital world Robyn Holmes, Senior Curator NLA, Explorations in Digital Access. Nat Williams, Director Exhibitions Branch, NLA, Exhibitions in the Digital World.

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Inspired by Trove: Participation and the power of the crowd

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: various
Date published: Friday, 8 Mar 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Annie Talvé talks about collective inteligence, Prof John Rayner investigates science in the Australian Women's Weekly, Lubna Alam discusses crowd sourcing in the Glam Sector and Paul Hagon outlines Trove crowd sourcing behaviour.

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Clive-Hamilton

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AUTHOR TALK: Clive-Hamilton

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 59:03
Date published: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013
Format: mp3 audio

One of Australia's leading thinkers, Clive Hamilton discusses his new book, Earthmasters, in which he investigates the huge risks of reaching for desperate measures to save the planet, explains the science accessibly and uncovers the worrying motives of those promoting them.

Elizabeth-Gilbert

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AUTHOR TALK: Elizabeth Gilbert

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:09:37
Date published: Thursday, 10 Jan 2013
Format: mp3 audio

Join author Elizabeth Gilbert in conversation with Gia Metherell as she discusses life after her international number one best-selling book, Eat, Pray, Love. Canberra Times ANU Literary Event in association with the National Library of Australia and Bloomsbury Publishing

Kate-Morton

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AUTHOR TALK: The Secret Keeper

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:00:14
Date published: Friday, 16 Nov 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Best-selling author Kate Morton reveals her new novel The Secret Keeper. Presented in association with Allen & Unwin

Peter-FitzSimons

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AUTHOR TALK Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:00:57
Date published: Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Best-selling author Peter FitzSimons gets into the hearts and minds of those who were at the Eureka Stockade. In association with Random House

Chris-Masters

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Author Talk: Uncommon Soldier - Chris Masters

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:01:49
Date published: Friday, 2 Nov 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Chris Masters, Australia’s foremost investigative journalist, discusses his new book Uncommon Soldier. Masters is a recipient of the Gold Walkley

LAF2012

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Libraries Australia Forum 2012 - Exposing Hidden Collections

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: Various
Date published: Friday, 26 Oct 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Ms Laurel Paton, Ms Judy Stokker, Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Ms Joanna Meakins, Ms Merrilee Proffitt and Mr Bill Macnaught.

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David-Hill

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David Hill's The Great Race

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 55:31
Date published: Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012
Format: mp3 audio

In his new book The Great Race, author David Hill explores the race between Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and Englishman Matthew Flinders to chart the map of Australia

Lily-Brett

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An Evening with Lily Brett

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 55:31
Date published:Friday, 19 Oct 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Join international best-seller Lily Brett as she discusses her new novel, Lola Bensky, the story of a 19-year-old Australian journalist at the heart of London’s music scene.

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It’s all Relative: Sharing Stories from Family History

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:45:19
Date published: Friday, 21 Sep 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Historians, writers, journalists and media makers explore the different ways family histories enhance our understanding of ourselves. Speakers include Dr Tim Bonyhady (keynote speaker), Prof Janet McCalman, Dr Peter Stanley, Carol Baxter, Ann-Mari Jordens, Dr Giulia Giuffre and Cassie Mercer.Supported by the Grant Lipp Bequest.

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Historians at work

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:40:47
Date published: Thursday, 20 Sep 2012
Format: mp3 audio

‘Restoring History to Family History’ The second of a series of conversations about ‘Historians at work’, three prominent historians – Stephen Foster, Tim Bonyhady and David Walker reflect on the relationships between history and family history.

Robotham

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An Evening with Michael Robotham

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:04:15
Date published: Friday, 21 Sep 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Before writing full-time Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. He is the pseudonymous author of ten best-selling non-fiction titles, involving prominent figures in the military, the arts, sport and science. An ANU/Canberra Times literary event presented in association with Hachette Australia and Get Reading.

seymour2012

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2012 Seymour Biography Lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:05:52
Date published: Friday, 20 Sep 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Investigative Reporter of the Spirit: The Search for Five Women
Renowned biographer Professor Jeffrey Meyers delivers this annual lecture on the craft of biography, autobiography and memoir.

gale

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Patrick Gale in Conversation

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 57:22
Date published: Monday, 10 Sep 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Author of the best-selling Notes from an Exhibition, Patrick Gale, discusses his new novel A Perfectly Good Man with Gia Metherell. In association with 4th Estate and HarperCollins

historians media

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Historians at work

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:45:19
Date published: Monday, 10 Sep 2012
Format: mp3 audio

‘Historians and the media’ In the first of a series of conversations about ‘Historians at work’, three prominent historians – Michelle Arrow, Frank Bongiorno and Clare Wright – reflect on their work in film, television, radio, the web and the press. In association with the Humanities Research Centre, ANU

2012-Kenneth-Myer-Lecture-Kerry-OBrien

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2012 Kenneth Myer lecture
with Kerry O'Brien

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:12:43
Date published: Monday, 6 Aug 2012
Format: mp3 audio

In nearly 50 years of journalism covering politics, the Australian social story and significant international events, Kerry O'Brien has been an eye witness to a period of momentous change. He now finds himself in a digital age awash with information, and yet he says we seem to be so excited by or anxious about the now and the future, that we find it too easy to forget the past.

Elisabeth-Kruger

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Artists Talk with Elisabeth Kruger

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:58:20
Date published: Friday, 3 Aug 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Elisabeth Kruger is one of Australia’s leading artists. The source of much of her artistic inspiration is her garden, the private space in which she observes nature’s cycle of growth, florescence and decay.  Her paintings illuminate our understanding of the environment. A graduate of the Australian National University, Elisabeth was awarded the prestigious Moët et Chandon Fellowship in 1989.

Funder

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Anna Funder in Conversation

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:02:04
Date published:Monday, 23 Jul 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Anna Funder in her first Australian appearance since winning the Miles Franklin Literary Award for All That I Am, in conversation with Louise Maher, from Drive 666 radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Richard-Ford

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Author Talk - Richard Ford

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:02:24
Date published: Thursday, 19 Jul 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford discusses his new book Canada and his writing life, with Gia Metherell, Literary Editor, The Canberra Times.

Raymond-Choo

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Dr Raymond Choo - My life in crime

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:35:31
Date published: Thursday, 24 May 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Join Dr Raymond Choo as he discusses his research into information security and cyber crime. Dr Choo is currently a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology at the University of South Australia. He is the co-convenor of the 2012 Fulbright Symposium "Securing our Cyber Future"

Jeffrey-Eugenides

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Jeffrey Eugenides in Conversation

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:57:23
Date published: Thursday, 24 May 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Join Jeffrey Eugenides and Gia Metherell, Literary Editor of The Canberra Times, as they discuss The Marriage Plot, Jane Austen and Derrida.

Web-Archiving

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Tools for Web Archiving: Presented by Gordon Mohr

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:24:17
Date published: Thursday, 29 Mar 2012
Format: mp3 audio

The Heritrix archive quality crawler and the Wayback web archive viewer were developed by the Internet Archive to support the harvesting and delivery of web sites. Gordon Mohr was formerly lead developer at the Internet Archive for Heritrix and Wayback.

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Richard-White

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The Subversive Tourist: How Tourism Re-Wrote Australian History

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:51:12
Date published: Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Richard White reflects on popular tourism’s impact on more respectable Australian perspectives.

Mary-Eagle

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An Unpublished Voyage Round The World

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:46:06
Date published: Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Mary Eagle discusses reconstructing an album created possibly by the artist Augustus Earle of 161 of his watercolours and explores why the album was made. Was it the first step to his promised memoires of his travels ‘round the world’?

The-Future-of-the-Past

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The Future of the Past

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:08:34
Date published: Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012
Format: mp3 audio

John Armstrong, author, philosopher and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, believes manuscripts provide an intimate snapshot of the great tradition of Western culture. Drawing on Kant, Goethe, Nietzsche, and Dante, he argues that these thinkers are guides we urgently need.

Image courtesy Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz

ADA12

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Australian Digital Aliance Policy Forum:
Growing the Digital Economy

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

A forum for ADA members, other copyright users and innovators and government on updated copyright exceptions for the digital environment. For more information visit - http://www.digital.org.au/content/ada-copyright-forum-2012

 

Jim-Cotter

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Reading musical manuscripts:
an insight into the creative process

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:53:51
Date published: Monday, 5 Mar 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Jim Cotter, Head of Composition, ANU School of Music presents a composer's view of the musical manuscripts on display in the Handwritten exhibition.

Image courtesy Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Nat-Williams

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Ludwig Darmstaedter

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:54:03
Date published: Thursday, 1 Mar 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Director of Exhibitions Nat Williams discusses Ludwig Darmstaedter’s amazing collection, which forms the backbone of Handwritten.

Image courtesy Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz

power-of-hair

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The Power of Hair in Chinese Society

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:04:11
Date published: Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Dr Chi Kong Lai explores howhairstyle reflects everyday life in Chinese history, society, culture, economics and politics from the late imperial period to the present.

Great-Friends

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Great Friends on Paper: Susannah Helman

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:58:12
Date published: Friday, 10 Feb 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Curator Susannah Helman looks at friendship in the personal letters featured in Handwritten, including letters written by Erasmus, Galileo, Descartes and Voltaire.

medieval-manuscripts

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Medieval Manuscripts: Margaret-Manion

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:06:22
Date published: Friday, 3 Feb 2012
Format: mp3 audio

Art historian Margaret Manion discusses the medieval manuscripts in Handwritten. Margaret Manion was a lecturer (1972-1978) before becoming a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne. She has been an Emeritus Professor since 1995.

Elisabeth Niggemann

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Special Lecture: Elisabeth Niggemann

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:00:24
Date published: Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011
Format: mp3 audio

Dr Elisabeth Niggemann, Director-General of Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, discusses the strategic directions of the National Library of Germany. Dr Niggemann is Chair of the Conference of European National Librarians and of the European Digital Library Foundation.

Paul-Ham

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Hiroshima Nagasaki: A Conversation with Paul Ham

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:01:33
Date published: Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011
Format: mp3 audio

Through the eyes of 80 survivors, from 12-year-olds forced to work in war factories to wives and children who faced it alone, Paul Ham reminds us that the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were full of ordinary people – who, without warning, became the world’s first atomic casualties.

RobertDessaix

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2011 Seymour Lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 0:58:13
Date published: Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011
Format: mp3 audio

Renowned writer and broadcaster Robert Dessaix delivers this annual lecture on the craft of biography, autobiography and memoir. In a world that thrives on the lives of Lady Gaga, Madonna and the latest winner of Masterchef, Robert explores ways of writing about ordinary lives and why we want to read about them.

abr50

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Australian Book Review 50th Birthday Lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:17:13
Date published: Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011
Format: mp3 audio

Ian Donaldson, Emeritus Professor of the ANU and honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, explores some of the many contradictions within the life of Ben Jonson, one of England's most brilliant writers.

grenville

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Kate Grenville Presents Sarah Thornhill

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 40:02
Date published: Monday, 26 Sep 2011
Format: mp3 audio

From the author of The Secret River, comes the sequel Sarah Thornhill. Kate Grenville takes us back to the early Australia of The Secret River and the Thornhill family. This is Sarah's story. Presented in association with Get Reading and Text Publishing.

politics-memoir

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The Politics of Memoir

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 56:35
Date published: Monday, 12 Sep 2011
Format: mp3 audio

In a conversation with contributors to Griffith REVIEW 33: Such is Life, Debra Adelaide, Shakira Hussein, Maria Tumarkin and Julianne Schultz will explore the fragility of identity, from the manipulation of official documents and historical records, to personal conflicts about privacy, truth and perspective.

Ann Patchett

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Ann Patchett Presents State of Wonder

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 54:57
Date published: Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011
Format: mp3 audio

In association with the ANU and The Canberra Times US author Ann Patchett examines the choices made in the name of discovery and love.

Ray-Mathey-11

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The 2011 Ray Mathew lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 56:14
Date published: Thursday, 25 Aug 2011
Format: mp3 audio

In this year's Ray Mathew Lecture, Susan Johnson explores the long line of women writers who have left and sometimes returned, the artist's ambivalent relationship to Australia, and Australia's ambivalent relationship to its artists.

Kenneth-Myer-11

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The 2011 Kenneth Myer lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 53:24
Date published: Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011
Format: mp3 audio

As a social researcher, Hugh Mackay has spent the past 50 years listening to us talk about our dreams, our hopes, our fears, our disappointments and our passions. In this lecture, he identifies ten desires that drive our social behaviour and suggests that it is the dynamic interplay - the contest - between these desires that explains why we are so often puzzled by the apparently irrational things we all do.

Calebs-Crossing

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Duration
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Caleb’s Crossing Book Launch

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Thursday, 9 June 2011
Format: mp3 audio

In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. From the few facts that survive of this extraordinary life, Geraldine Brooks creates a luminous tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure.

binns11

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The 2011 Kenneth Binns lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:07:35
Date published: Friday, 8 Apr 2011
Format: mp3 audio

Presented by Christopher Koch AO at the True Stories: Writing History Conference. His talk entitled Fictitious Stories: History as Background provides ....

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True Stories: Writing History

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Friday, 8 April 2011
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

Supported by the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Cultural Fund, Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust and Alison Sanchez. How do we share the stories of our past? Some of Australia's finest writers, historians and creative artists explore the way we write about, interpret and share our history.
Conference program and featured speakers

Behind Closed Doors mp3 63.88Mb (1:08:04)
Missing Pieces mp3 59.26Mb (1:03:08)
Turning History on its Head mp3 57.13Mb (1:00:52

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Writing the Past mp3 57.54Mb (1:01:18)
Eyewitnesses: The Personal View mp3 57.48Mb (1:01:14)
Breaking News: History's First Draft mp3 56.83Mb (1:00:33)
Popular Fiction mp3 60.63Mb (1:04:36)

ADA

Australian Digital Aliance Policy Forum: Righting the Copyright Imbalance

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

A forum for ADA members, stakeholders and government on the Australian copyright reform agenda.

Introducing Flexibility mp3 35Mb (51:08)
Educational Online Copying mp3 10Mb (14:30)
Orphan Works mp3 27.2Mb (43:16)
Reform Agenda mp3 11.2Mb (17:38)

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Helen Daniels mp3 12.5Mb (20:14)
Nicholas Gruen mp3 23.8Mb (39:03)
Safe Harbours mp3 19.5Mb (32:06)
The iiNet Case mp3 35.4Mb (58:08)

ACOC-2010

2010 ACOC Seminar: Describing resources in a web services world

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

Cataloguing is changing as never before. RDA is moving cataloguing guidelines into the web services world; a world where standards are used to link software, databases and library tools.

Irma Birchall mp3 12.6Mb (13:46)
Sharon Zuodar mp3 16.0Mb (17:24)
Brad Cummings mp3 25.3Mb (27:36)
Catherine Argus mp3 12.2Mb (13:16)
Anne Robertson mp3 12.7Mb (13:50)

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David Lindahl mp3 36.4Mb (39:46)
Karen Stone mp3 26.7Mb (29:10)
Monika Szunejko mp3 22.0Mb (24:00)
Kent Fitch mp3 25.5Mb (27:49)
Deirdre Kiorgaard mp3 25.3Mb (27:34)

LAF2010

Libraries Australia Forum 2010

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Duration Various
Format: mp3 audio m4a audio and mp4 video

The annual Libraries Australia Forum, 20 October 2010, showcased the developments in the past year for members of the  Libraries Australia community. During the forum, highlights of the service were demonstrated, the Annual Report was presented and future directions were discussed.

Further information and Forum program

Title & Speakers name mp3 file m4a file mp4 file
Introduction - Warwick Cathro Download 8Mb    
The Future Nature of Library Collecting - Constance Malpas Download 20Mb Download 37Mb Download 154Mb
Trends & Developments in ILL and DD - Katie Birch Download 27Mb Download 47Mb Download 224Mb
LA Year in Review - Debbie Campbell Download 15Mb Download 27Mb
Libraries Australia Document Delivery - Deborah Fuller Download 9Mb Download 12Mb
Cataloguing and CBS Developments - Interactive session Download 32Mb Download 42Mb
Enhanced Requesting & LA Helpdesk - Interactive session Download 33Mb Download 37Mb
Issues for Special Libraries - Anne Ritchie / Laurel Paton Download 21Mb Download 32Mb
ERA Update - Nikki Darby Download 11Mb Download 16Mb
Social Metadata for Libraries - Rose Holley Download 27Mb Download 43Mb
Full Seminar (Zip file) Download 190Mb Download 273Mb

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seymour2010

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The Seymour Biography Lecture 2010

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Thursday, 16 September 2010
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

Writing Lives (59:52)
Join Peter Rose, Gideon Haigh, Jacqueline Kent and Shirley Walker for an exploration of Australian life writing.

Maggie Beer

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A Woman for All Seasons: 2010 Kenneth Myer Lecture with Maggie Beer

Contributor: National Library Oral History
Date published: Monday, 26 July 2010
Duration 58:02
Format: mp3 audio

Maggie Beer discusses the renewed interest that Australians are showing in cooking, exemplified by the popularity of the many food shows on television, and the notion that Australia really is at the forefront of a new international cuisine.

Kate Jennings

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Everywhere and Nowhere

Contributor: National Library Oral History
Date published: Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Duration 42:31
Format: mp3 audio

Supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust.
Poet, essayist, short-story writer, novelist, feminist and New York resident, Kate Jennings, gives the second Ray Mathew Lecture on the topic 'Everywhere and Nowhere'.

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Essaying: The Calibre Prizes

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Friday, 30 April 2010
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

Explore the role of the essay in Australian cultural life, the need for essays as a way of encapsulating and understanding experience, and the art of essay writing. Speakers include Robert Dessaix and past winners of the Calibre Prize.

David Hansen mp3 11.7Mb (12:47)
Kevin Brophy mp3 10.5Mb (11:26)
Rachel Robertson mp3 10.6Mb (11:34)
Lorna Hallahan mp3 14.8Mb (16:08)

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Robert Dessaix mp3 27.6Mb (30:19)
Elisabeth Holdsworth mp3 18.2Mb (19.52)
Mark Tredinnick mp3 13.7Mb (15:01)
Jane Goodall mp3 9.3Mb (10:12)

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OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Meeting

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Thursday, 15 April 2010
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

The Libraries Australia community and other interested parties were invited to attend the inaugural OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Meeting held on 15 April 2010 at the National Library of Australia.Additional information: http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/events/meetings/oclc-aprc.html

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Welcome and introduction - Warwick Cathro mp3 2.3Mb (02:25)
The new OCLC governance structure - Vic Elliott mp3 29.2Mb (31:04)
WorldCat growth and quality - Ted Fons mp3 54.2Mb (57:44)
The Libraries Australia / OCLC relationship - Anne Horn mp3 10.1Mb (10:46)
SRU Record Update - Chris Thewlis mp3 30.1Mb (32:01)

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The Flight of the Mind:
Writing and the Creative Imagination

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Friday, 15 Jan 2010
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

A major National Library of Australia conference, incorporating the Kenneth Binns Lecture. Supported by the Copyright Agency Limited Cultural Fund, the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust and Alison Sanchez. Held on 24-25 October 2009, National Library Theatre.

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Session 1: Kenneth Binns Lecture mp3 61.04Mb (1:05:01)
Session 2: Creating Fiction from Fact mp3 63.13Mb (1:07:14)
Session 3: Recreating a Creative Life mp3 58.63Mb (1:02:26)
Session 4: Writing Across Boundaries mp3 56.78Mb (1:00:28)
Session 5: From Inspiration to Publication mp3 37.19Mb (39:34)

Ray Mathew Lecture

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The opportunity of distance

Contributor: National Library Oral History
Date published: Thursday, 22 October 2009
Duration 50:35
Format: mp3 audio

Supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust and the Embassy of the United States of America Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks gives the first Ray Mathew Lecture, a new annual lecture celebrating the achievements of Australians living elsewhere. Geraldine speaks on ‘The Opportunity of Distance’.

balibo

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Shooting Balibo with Tony Maniaty

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Thursday, 30 Jul 2009
Duration 46:47
Format: mp3 audio

In 1975, journalist Tony Maniaty flew into the Portuguese colony of East Timor looking for a war to film and found it at a dusty outpost called Balibo. Maniaty and his ABC News crew were shelled and five other television newsmen who followed were murdered by Indonesian troops. Facing death threats, Maniaty fled before Indonesian forces invaded.

kml09

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2009 Kenneth Myer lecture

Contributor: National Library Oral History
Date published: Thursday, 30 Jul 2009
Duration 1:10:00
Format: mp3 audio

Professor Ian Frazer delivers the 2009 Kenneth Myer Lecture. 'Personalised medicine and social responsibility: a prescription for health in the 21st century?'
Website: Kenneth Myer Lecture

conflict

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Shooting the Messenger mp3 78 Mb (1:34:00)
War as a Media Event mp3 48.2 Mb (1:17:00)
The Trauma of Conflict mp3 39.8 Mb (58:00)
Seeing War mp3 63.4 Mb (48:00)

Getting the story:
media, truth and conflict

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Wednesday, 01 Jul 2009
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

Australia boasts a long and distinguished tradition of war reporting and each conflict has posed particular challenges to journalists. This two-day symposium featured Australia's finest foreign correspondents reflecting on their experiences of reporting from the world's crisis zones.

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The prime ministers:
biography and public life

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Friday, 13 Mar 2009
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

Prime ministerial biographers discuss the challenges involved in writing about Australia's political leaders. Presented in association with The National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University.


Ken Begg - Introduction mp3 748 Kb (03:11)
Peter van Onselen - Recent History: Writing
John Howard
mp3 4.7 Mb (20:27)
Discussion and questions mp3 9.2 Mb (39:40)
Jenny Anderson mp3 1.2 Mb (05:12)
Full Seminar mp3 29.1 Mb (2:05:00)

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Jan Fullerton - Welcome mp3 1.27 Mb (05:24)
Ken Begg - Creating a Public Persona mp3 1.60 Mb (06:51)
David Day - From the Grave: Rediscovering Australia’s Prime Ministers mp3 3.47 Mb (14:48)
Ken Begg - Introduction mp3 1.13 Mb (04:51)
Jenny Hocking - The Man Behind the Myth:
Gough Whitlam
mp3 5.60 Mb (23:54)

cook

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Before Cook: 18th century accounts
of life in eastern Indonesia

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009
Duration
55:40
Format: mp3 audio

Professor James Fox draws on the personal account of young German officer Ernst Christoph Barchewitz, among others, to present an intimate portrait of social life in the early 18th century in what is now eastern Indonesia.

kml08

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2008 Kenneth Myer lecture

Contributor: National Library Information Technology
Date published: Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Duration 1:10:00
Format: mp3 audio

Professor Tim Flannery delivers the 2008 Kenneth Myer Lecture, 'Climate Change: an update to July 2008'.
Website:
Kenneth Myer lecture

binns

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The 2006 Kenneth Binns lecture

Contributor: National Library Publications
Duration
: 1:20:00
Date published: Saturday, 23 Sep 2006
Format: mp3 audio

Presented by David Malouf at the Love & Desire: Literature and the Intimate Conference, at the National Library of Australia. Entitled ‘Love and Literature’, his lecture explores intimacy and desire in literature and our understanding of what it is to be human.

kml06

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2006 Kenneth Myer lecture

Contributor: National Library Information Technology
Date published: Wednesday, 16 Aug 2006
Duration 1:20:00
Format: mp3 audio

Geoffrey Robertson QC delivers the 2006 Kenneth Myer Lecture, 'Crimes against humanity: iInternational affairs post-Iraq'. Website: http://nla.gov.au/friends/kennethmyer.html