Wed, 11 May|
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.
Time & Location
11 May 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
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.
May - Dancing with Strangers by Inga Clendinnen
June: Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's life in Nineteenth-Century Japan, Amy Stanley
July: Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, Marcia Chatelain
August: Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia, Christina Thompson
Sept: The Jakarta Method, Vincent Bevins
Oct: The Whole Picture: The colonial story of art in our museums & why we need to talk about it, Alice Procter
Nov: Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages, Phyllis Rose
Dec: The Red Widow: The Scandal that Shook Paris and the Woman Behind it All, Sarah Horowitz
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.