Get curious! Visit the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts for the monthly historical talk series, Professional Historians Association Victoria and Tasmania Talks.
Professional Historians Association Victoria and Tasmania Talks, are a series of monthly public lectures held at the State Library of Tasmania, and are jointly sponsored by the State Library and Archive Service and the Professional Historians Association Victoria and Tasmania (PHA (Vic & Tas)).
Each month you can expect to hear from a professional historian, academic or researcher on the interpretation, documentation and communication of history and the present day.
The talks are presented by professional historians or experts in their field on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm, and are aimed at a diverse audience of researchers, the public and people who like to expand their knowledge of Tasmania’s history and heritage.
Upcoming talk: ‘Real and imagined colonial race relations in Australia’
Join us on Thursday 2 June, and re-examine the nature of Irish relations with indigenous peoples in the colonies of Australasia with researcher Ciara Smart.
In this session, Ciara will explore the reality of race relations in Australia through experiences of a handful of Irish nationalists in Australia. These stories, including the well-known William Smith O’Brien in Van Diemen’s Land, offer us a lens to explore Australian colonial history.
Ciara Smart is a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania. Her research focuses on the nuances of Australasian-Irish history with a particular focus on colonial race relations.
To find out more about our past and future events, see the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Art’s Eventbrite page.