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      September 6, 2018

      Thursday   1:00 PM

      Macquarie Street
      Sydney, New South Wales 2000

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      Truth, Memory and Media Symposium

      The History Council of NSW is proud to be collaborating with the Centre for Media History and Centre for Applied History at Macquarie University, for a special History Week 2018 symposium which will explore truth, memory and the media (full program and details below). This half-day symposium will explore the intersections of truth and memory in journalism, documentary and feature films, and the ways that crime, in/justice and death are documented and remembered. Speakers will cover topics related to the theme of truth and memory in media, including the history of ‘fake news’; the search for Aboriginal sovereignty; the final days of Aboriginal ‘bushranger’ Jimmy Governor; and history on screen. The symposium also includes a short presentation by Jerelynn Brown, Manager of Collection Strategy and Development at the State Library, about collecting media history. PROGRAM 1.00 – 1.45 Keynote – Rebecca Scott Bray, Associate Professor of Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies, University of Sydney: Afterimages: Death and the Digital Age 1.45 – 3.15 Panel 1: Truth and History Jerome de Groot (Manchester, UK) – ‘History on screen: DNA as evidence and documentary narratives’ Margaret Van Heekeren (independent scholar) – ‘Fake news, faked news, false news: a history’ Tom Murray (MMCCS, MQ) – ‘Drawing histories from the archive: Extracting stories’ James Findlay (USYD) – ‘Frontier fictions: Australia’s colonisation on the small screen’ 3.15 – 3.45 Afternoon tea *3.45 – 4.00 Jerelynn Brown, Manager, Collection Strategy and Development, State Library – ‘The Late Edition: Collecting media history’ 4.00 – 5.30 Panel 2: Trauma, crime and memory Heidi Norman (UTS) –  ‘Truth telling about our history and the search for sovereignty’ Katherine Biber (UTS) – ‘Doing Duty over Jimmy Governor: Documenting the last days of the condemned murderer, Darlinghurst Gaol, 1900’ Peter Doyle (MMCCS, MQ) – ‘On the trail of the Kingsgrove Slasher’ Robert Sinnerbrink (Philosophy, MQ) – ‘The Act of Witnessing: Cinematic Ethics in The Look of Silence’ TICKETS When:    Thursday 6 September, 1.00pm – 5.30pmWhere:   State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000Cost:       $25.00, free for tertiary students and unwaged (pay at the door) Contact: by: Macquarie University

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