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The Centre for Applied History with support from and Macquarie University’s Faculty of Arts will be holding a one-day workshop for family, local, public historians and others interested in the practice and meanings of family history around the world on Friday 20 July.

The day will be comprised of a number of engaging sessions which examine different aspects of family history. Presenters include:

Tanya Evans, Macquarie University: Tanya Evans is Director of the Centre for Applied History and she teaches history at Macquarie University. Her publications include Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial NSW (2016) as well as many articles and book chapters on family history.

Jerome De Groot, University of Manchester: Jerome De Groot teaches at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Consuming History(2008/2016), Remaking History (2015) and The Historical Novel (2009).

Stephen Foster, Australian National University: Stephen Foster has taught history and museum studies at several Australian universities. His other books include (jointly) The Making of the Australian National University, where he is now an Editorial Fellow with the National Centre for Biography.

Emma Shaw, University of Newcastle: Emma is a self-confessed enthusiast of all things historical, and has recently completed her doctoral thesis on an exploration of the motives and metahistorical understanding of family history researchers. A history teacher ‘by trade’, she currently works at the University of Newcastle lecturing and tutoring pre-service history teachers in their specialist studies courses.

Anne Monsur, Professional Historian: Anne Monsur has a PhD in history from the University of Queensland and from 2009 to 2014 was an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics. After teaching at CQUniversity, Bundaberg, 1993-2008, Anne has worked as a professional historian.

Melissa Jackson, State Library of NSW:  Melissa Jackson is of Bundjalung decent with family links to the Baryulgil area near Grafton, New South Wales. Melissa has worked in various NSW government departments, including Department of Housing and Attorney Generals Department before starting work at the State Library of New South Wales in 1991. She has a background in teaching, graduating from University of Western Sydney also obtaining her librarianship qualifications from University of Technology Sydney and a Master in Indigenous Language Education at the University of Sydney.

This family history session is presented by the Centre for Applied History with support from and Macquarie University’s Faculty of Arts, with in-kind support from the State Library of NSW.

When: Friday 20 July, 10.15am-3.45pm
Where: Gallery Room, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Cost: $20


Image courtesy of Joy Lai, State Library of NSW