Jul 14, 2014

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Report on Australian Historical Association conference Brisbane July 2014...

Well I spent last week attending the Australian Historical Association (AHA) conference at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The University has changed a lot since my time there. It was five days of history, catching up with friends, networking, social events and library visits. I am not going to attempt to summarise even the sessions I attended as there were 14 streams over the five days with a choice of 8-9 sessions in each stream most days plus the...

May 17, 2011

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Researching & Writing History

I attended the Unlock the Past Researching & Writing History Seminar in Adelaide on 13-14 May 2011. I’m starting to wonder if I attend too many genealogy seminars – why? At this seminar I caught up with people I met at the Genealogical Society of Victoria‘s Australasian Scottish Conference in Melbourne a few weeks ago and I met the husband of a friend I caught up with at the Auslib Sense of Place local studies conference in Sydney a...

Sep 29, 2009

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Family History Online

The August 2009 issue of History Australia has a fascinating article by Graeme Davison on Speed-Relating: Family History in a Digital Age. Professor Davison talked on this topic when he gave the annual Don Grant lecture for the Victorian Association of  Family History Organisations in 2007. I found that a stimulating talk and it generated much discussion afterwards. It is good to now see something in print and I look forward to reading it. I hope it leads...