Judy Birmingham is well known for her roles in the development of historical archaeology and cultural heritage management, yet she arrived at Sydney University in 1961 on the basis of her credentials as a Near Eastern and Mediterranean archaeologist. A review of contemporaneous correspondence throws fascinating light on the circumstances of her appointment and subsequent events that suggest some of the reasons for her change of career focus.
About the speaker: Andrew Wilson is an historical archaeologist with a particular focus on the application of digital methods archaeology. His research interests include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their use in the interpretation and analysis of historical maps and the archaeology of Indigenous-European interaction in Australia.
When: Thursday May 16, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Royal Australian Historical Society, History House, 133 Macquarie Street Sydney
Cost: $10 – $15, book here