When: 6-7:30pm, 5 September 2016 (film screening) and 9:45am-4:30pm, Tuesday 6 September 2016 (symposium)
Where: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
EDIT – 6 September 2016: in case you missed the symposium, below is a Storify capturing the tweets from the event, alternatively click here to view it at Storify.
The History Council of NSW is proud to be collaborating with the Department of Modern History, Macquarie University on this symposium and film screening in celebration of History Week 2016: Neighbours.
Community Sporting Histories: Inclusion, Exclusion and Authority will draw together historians working on local, community and intimate histories of sport in Australia to ponder the tensions between the ideal of community, the politics of difference and the writing of history. Drawing on research into community and amateur sport, the symposium will examine the limits and possibilities of inclusion that are so often touted as a key element of Australian sporting history.
Keynote speaker: Sean Brawley
Confirmed Speakers: Tanya Evans, Shirleene Robinson, Fiona Mclachlan, Murray Phillips, Matthew Klugman, Keith Parry, Sophie Robinson, Leigh Boucher, Robert Reynolds.
Tickets include afternoon tea and FREE admission to a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Scrum, at 6-7:30pm, 5 September 2016, Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW. Scrum follows the journey of 3 players as they attempt to make the first grade team of Sydney’s gay rugby team, The Convicts.
This event is supported by the Australian Society for Sports History.
Find out more about the full program at Macquarie University’s website.