Wed, 09 Feb | Newtown

Reading the Past Book Club

Reading The Past offers readers a chance to delve into history. Each month, we’ll read a different work of history, and discuss how the author brought the past to life.
Reading the Past Book Club

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09 Feb, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
Newtown, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

Reading the Past offers readers a chance to delve into history. Each month, we’ll read a different work of history, and discuss how the author brought the past to life. We’ll talk narratives, archives and analysis—and assess James Baldwin’s assertion that “history is literally present in all that we do.” This book club is hosted by historian Dr Hollie Pich on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 

Reading List:

February - Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

March - What is History, Now? by Suzannah Lipscomb and Helen Carr (eds.)

April - The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

May - Dancing with Strangers by Inga Clendinnen

Dr Hollie Pich is a historian of race, gender, and the law in the twentieth-century American South. She is currently working on her first book, Black Memphis: Everyday Citizenship in a Jim Crow City.

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