Thursday, August 13, 2015

History Council NSW annual history lecture 2015 : anzac amnesia - how the centenary forgot the war

In the early twenty-first century, we see Anzac adrift.  As the Great War passes from memory to history the meaning of Anzac is more contested and more problematic than ever. Professor Bruce Scates will consider the fraught politics of commemoration as Australia and the world commemorate the Centenary of the Great War.  His lecture will examine the making and remaking of memorial spaces, the role the ‘memory boom’ has played in generating interest in the Great War, and explore new archives set to change the way we remember 1914-1918.

When: Tuesday, 8 September 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $50 General, $45 HCNSW Member/Concession
Contact: History Council of NSW, 02 9252 8715,,