Wed, 14 Sept|
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
14 Sept 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.
Sept: Sea People, Christina Thompson
Oct: The Jakarta Method, Vincent Bevins
Nov: The Whole Picture: The colonial story of art in our museums & why we need to talk about it, Alice Procter
Dec: Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages, Phyllis Rose
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.