Aboriginal History Journal Launch

Wish I could be there, Best wishes to all at the Launch.

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Launch of the thirtieth edition of Aboriginal History journal
Special themed volume ‘Exchanging Histories’
edited by Frances Peters-little,
Ann McGrath,
Ingereth Macfarlane

Date: Thursday May 3 2007
Time: 5.30pm
Address: Coombs tea room, Coombs building.
Fellows Rd, The Australian National University

MC – Peter Radoll, Director of the Jabal Centre, ANU
Respect to country – Jennifer Martiniello, ACT Indigenous Writers group
On Aboriginal History journal – Peter Read, Chair Aboriginal History
On Volume 30 – Frances Peters-Little, Acting Director, ACIH, ANU
Official launch by Rod Rhodes, Director Research School of Social Sciences, ANU
Jennifer Martiniello poetry reading

Drinks and snacks until 7.00pm

For further information, please contact Ingereth Macfarlane ingereth.macfarlane AT anu.edu.au

Volume 30 Aboriginal History, 2006

This special themed volume of Aboriginal History marks the thirtieth edition of the journal. In 1977, the dominant assumption was that there could be no Aboriginal history, only Aboriginal culture. Since then, Aboriginal History has been an important player in the development of space for a fresh genre of Australian history. Embracing an inclusive definition of what constitutes ‘history’, historical style and methodology, Aboriginal History has opened new doors for scholarship. Indigenous historians have used various story-telling techniques, from spoken narratives with translations by linguists, to a focus on art, music and material evidence as historical sources.

This thirtieth volume explores issues primarily relating to non-textual modes of Aboriginal historical practice. It is inspired by the Australian Research Council Project, ‘Unsettling histories: Indigenous modes of historical practice’. It aims to encourage an appreciation of Indigenous historical interpretations in a variety of media. It celebrates the great richness of current engagements by Indigenous Australians, and others who work with them, in the practice of history.

From news provided by Ingereth Macfarlane
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