The RHSV holds regular lectures during the year, between February and November. Past RHSV lectures can be listened to on the Podcasts page.
TUESDAY 19 April: In the Wake of the Book: How Could Consideration of Emotions Make a Difference to a History of the National Councils of Women?
Speakers: Marian Quartly and Judith Smart.
In Brief: Respectable Radicals: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia 1896–2006 by Marian Quartly and Judith Smart was published in October last year. It was framed as a history of mainstream feminism in Australia, of ‘the long struggle for equality at home and at work, which is still far from achieved’ and we added in the blurb on the back cover that: ‘In these days when women can no longer be imagined as speaking with one voice … we still need something of the optimistic vision of leaders of NCWA. Respectable in hands and gloves to the 1970s and beyond, they politely persisted with the truly radical notion that women … should be equal with men’. We have now begun to look more closely at the implications of this claim.
TUESDAY 17 MAY: ‘Simply because I was an 18 year old hero’
(5.45pm Following AGM)
Speaker: Professor Marilyn Lake
In brief: In this lecture Professor Lake examines the conception of the soldier settlement scheme and its place in the broader history of settler colonialism in Australia. Read More…
RHSV Lecture Podcasts
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