History Week 08 Events

Organised by the History Department, University of Sydney

Tuesday,  9 September 2008
5.30-7:00pm
Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney

Electing the US President

Spend an evening with American historians and political scientists as they discuss exciting US elections, the meaning of race and gender in US politics and society, and why the current race for the White House is so compelling. To be held in Australia’s oldest museum of antiquities, the Nicholson Museum.

This event is co-organised with Sydney University Museums. The session is free and will be held in the Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle Building, University Place.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2008
12 noon for 12.30pm
Metcalfe Auditorium (enter via Macquarie Street entrance)
State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney

Griffith Taylor’s Antarctica

Antarctica held remarkable promise for explorer and geographer Griffith Taylor, a member of Scott’s expedition. Carolyn Strange and Alison Bashford discuss the meaning of this expedition, where science triumphed in spite of tragedy, and international collaboration turned fellowship into family.

This event is co-organised with the State Library of New South Wales. Light refreshments served. Bookings essential: the State Library of New South Wales ph 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au, www.sl.nsw.gov.au/whatson/bookings.cfm

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