Seminar 2023 - A window onto Victoria’s History

A window onto Victoria’s History – the State Library and its Collections

When:  Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 12:30 PM (AEST)
Where: Multipurpose Room 1, Kathleen Syme Centre, 251 Faraday Street Carlton, VIC 3053.

Join us to explore the fascinating role of the SLV over the last 170 years and reflect on its future with Prof. Graeme Davison, staff & others.

Take a step back in time and explore the rich history of Victoria through the State Library's extensive collections. This in-person event is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about the state's past and the library's role in preserving it.

During the event, you'll have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers who will share their knowledge and insights about Victoria's history and the library's collections.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn about Victoria's past and discover the treasures held within the State Library's collections. We look forward to seeing you there!

12:30  Registration – then move to seats.
1:00    President’s Introduction
1:05    Graeme Davison -The Historical Background
1:35    Current Library Issues.
           (a)  RHSV and the SLV – Richard Broome,
           (b)  SLV - A place for researchers - Lucy Bracey 
           (c)  The Problem with oral history - Dr. Sophie Couchman
2:10    Panel discussion/questions with all of the above presenters
2:20    Refreshments
2:45    Views from the SLV
           (a)  The Emmerson Collection - Anna Welch
           (b)  A history of the photographic collection - Bridie Flynn
           (c)  The Brennan Family Archive: Ethnic Politics and Public Service - Kevin Molloy
3:45    Panel Discussion with second set of presenters
4:10    Closing remarks

Optional post-Seminar drinks at Queensberry Hotel

Join us for this fascinating event. Book a place here