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(Photo credit:  Mother and Baby, Sam Hood Collection, State Library of NSW)

About the workshop

This interactive workshop will ask the questions:

  • What have Australian family historians discovered about motherhood and mothering practices through the intergenerational histories that they have gathered?
  • What have been the major drivers of change, and how have these manifested, with what impacts and outcomes?

A/Prof Tanya Evans will answer these questions and more in this 3 hour seminar.

About the Presenter

A/Prof Tanya Evans, Associate Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Centre for Media History (CMH) and Centre for Applied History, Macquarie University. She is a public historian who specialises in the history of the family, motherhood, poverty and sexuality. She is passionate about researching ordinary people and places in the past and co-creating historical knowledge with diverse communities as well as teaching and producing public programs. Professor Evans has published four books her last book on the history of The Spit Swimming Club at Balmoral Beach. She continues to research and write about the different ways in which family history is practised in Australia, England and Canada.

Workshop preparation
Participants are asked to bring along artefacts and evidence for discussion. Oral and other digital format histories are welcome.

When:     Thursday, 4 July 2019 at 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Where:    Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney
Cost:        Free, but please reserve your ticket via the Book Now button on this page
Contact:  9936 8400