This is the first of several Fellowships lectures/performances for November, and I encourage you to enjoy as many as you can!
To register, please follow the link in the flyer below. You can also assist us to publicise these presentations by forwarding the flyer to interested
contacts and lists.
I hope to see you there!
A/Fellowships Program Manager
The Fellowship program has some fascinating presentations coming up this November. See full details below and book your spot today!
Refugees, Relief and Revolution:
Australians in the Bangladesh Liberation War
The 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War triggered an exodus of 10 million refugees and widespread violence and destruction. Through the efforts of individuals, organisations and government, Australia emerged as a major provider of humanitarian relief and was one
of the first western countries to recognise Bangladeshi independence. Join Dr Rachel Stevens as she examines how and why Australians supported Bangladeshi refugees and their fight for freedom.
Dr Stevens is a graduate of Monash University and a specialist in Australian immigration and political history.
Dr Rachel Stevens is the 2018 National Library Fellow supported by Past and Present Members of the National Library Council
Wageless Life in the Great Depression
It is frequently contended that present-day working conditions and wagelessness are analogous to those experienced during the severe economic downturn of the 1930s. Using methods of historical sociology, Professor Lisa Adkins will explore oral and manuscript
testimonies of those who lived through the period to test the claim that the conditions of the present, and especially those associated with work, are comparable to those of the Great Depression.
Professor Adkins is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Sydney, and an Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor
(2015–2019). She specialises in the sociology of economic life (especially the sociology of work and labour), economic sociology, social theory, feminist theory and the sociology of gender.
Professor Lisa Adkins is the 2018 National Library Fellow supported by Library Patrons and Supporters
2018 National Folk Fellow Presentation
Sonu: Italian Songs from the National Library
2018 National Folk Fellow Salvatore Rossano presents ‘Sonu’, a project that explores themes of migration using field recordings taken from the National Library’s Oral History collection. Join us as Salvatore and his band, Santa Taranta, present this research
and original compositions inspired by these recordings.
Thursday 29 November | 6pm
Theatre | free
In association with the National Folk Festival
Left to right: Rachel Stevens, Lisa Adkins,