Attend our events and learn something new this November. Highlights include the 2023 instalment of our annual Kenneth Myer Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Glyn Davis AC, secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and talks from 4 of our Fellowship recipients about their Library research.
- A cultural biography of Ron Maslyn Williams with Associate Professor Deane Williams
Thursday 16 November | 12.30pm to 1.30pm | Free
Join Associate Professor Deane Williams as he presents a lecture on his 2023 National Library Fellowship research about how Ron Maslyn Williams – filmmaker, photographer, writer, musician and radio playwright – became one of Australia’s post-Second World War cultural innovators.
- Trauma and world heritage on the Gotō Islands: 1856-1899 with Dr Gwyn McClelland
Tuesday 21 November | 12.30pm to 1.30pm | Free
Join Dr Gwyn McClelland as he presents a lecture on his 2022 National Library Fellowship research that considers one of the 4 cultural World Heritage sites of ‘Hidden Christianity’ of the Gotō Archipelago region, drawing on an oral history, and the Library's Japanese historical records.
- 2023 Kenneth Myer Lecture: Professor Glyn Davis AC
Thursday 23 November | 6.30pm to 8.30pm | Free
The annual Kenneth Myer Lecture invites an eminent Australian to make a significant statement on a broad subject of interest to them. In 2023, the lecture will be delivered by Professor Glyn Davis AC, secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. A reception with complimentary drinks and canapes will take place in the National Library Foyer following the event.
- The many lives of Mavis Robertson with Dr Alice Garner
Thursday 23 November | 12.30pm to 1.30pm | Free
Come and hear Dr Alice Garner present a lecture on her 2023 National Library Fellowship research on the life of Mavis Robertson. While Mavis Robertson is celebrated as a pioneer in the development of compulsory superannuation, this talk will look at her larger, even more fascinating life.
- Pink and Green Bans with Sam Wallman
Thursday 30 November | 4.30pm to 5.30pm | Free
Cartoonist Sam Wallman reveals how his research into Pink and Green Bans will contribute to a new artwork celebrating the 1970s coalition of blue-collar union workers and LGBTIQA+ people.
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