September 27, 2016
by Sonia Jennings
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Reflections on the Working History conference

The Living Histories’ team played a major role in the planning and organisation of the recent ‘Working History’ conference for professional historians. Jill Barnard records her personal highlights: There were so many highlights of the 2016 Working History conference that … Continue reading

August 15, 2016
by Mary Sheehan
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Cambridge Summer School

Two weeks have flown. Trite as it may sound, it seems only yesterday that I walked along the tree-lined avenue to Clare College, and stopped on the bridge to watch a family of ducks glide by on the River Cam … Continue reading

Foreign correspondent #2

August 13, 2016 by Sonia Jennings

Mary’s ‘summer school’ trip to Cambridge draws to an end, but she’s sent us more fabulous photos.  Some words to come in the future (we hope).






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Foreign correspondent

July 31, 2016 by Sonia Jennings

Mary Sheehan is currently at Cambridge University in the UK doing a creative writing course.  She’s sent us some great photos of her new neighbourhood and we can’t wait to hear about the course when she gets back.


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July 22, 2016
by Karen Twigg
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Bernard Bailyn Lecture

A public lecture that raised questions about race, memory, monuments, and heritage – what a treat! Last Tuesday (12 July) I rode my bike into the wonderful old drill hall occupied by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. My goal was … Continue reading

July 19, 2016
by Karen Twigg
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Mammalian weeds … a report from AHA conference

Mammalian weeds? What could this person be talking about? The speaker, Professor Katie Holmes, was in fact speaking about mice. Delivering a paper at the recent AHA conference, Katie discussed mice plagues in the Victorian Mallee, drawing attention to the … Continue reading

January 4, 2016
by Living-History-Admin
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Professional Historians’ conference

  Living Histories’ partners are closely involved with the organisation of a national conference for professional historians.  The conference will be held on 19-20 August 2016 in Melbourne. More details of the conference can be found at