Sticking to her knitting: Reflections on a historian’s craft

Join Professor Kate Hunter as she discusses the importance of apparently trivial snippets of historical evidence.

Lectures, talks and seminars; Inaugural lectures

Registration is essential

Hunter Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Gate 2
Kelburn Parade

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What do postman’s slippers and the spangles of an Aboriginal showgirl’s costume have to do with the serious business of Australian and New Zealand history?

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Kate Hunter from the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations will reflect on how the trivial and often over-looked snippets of historical evidence can open up broad questions, not just about history but about the way historians deal with the messy and chaotic past.

This lecture was postponed in August 2021 and then again in November 2021 due to COVID-19.