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Women at War in the Archives – A Seminar at PROV Featuring Janet Butler and Patricia Grimshaw

Date: 23 February 2015

Date: 11 March 2015

Time: 1 – 2:30 pm

Venue: PROV Seminar Room, 99 Sheil Street, North Melbourne.

Women’s History Month no longer exists as a formal event, but the Victorian Committee of the Australian Women’s Archives Project (AWAP) along with Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) continue to mark the occasion regardless, with a seminar about Women at War in the Archives.

Charlie Farrugia, Senior Collections Advisor at PROV, will Chair a panel which includes

KEYNOTE SPEAKER : Dr Janet Butler: Research Associate, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities, LaTrobe University. She is the author of the award winning publication, Kitty’s War. She will talk about ‘Detective Work in the Archives: Unlocking the Silences of a Great War Nurse’s Diary’

 Emeritus Professor Patricia Grimshaw will present a paper on the ‘Letters of Indigenous Mothers of Soldier Sons in World War 1’. Professor Grimshaw is Emeritus Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.

Charlie Farrugia (PROV) will present a paper entitled ‘Overcoming the Difficulties in Finding World War 1 Soldier Settlement Land Files’.

Dr Nikki Henningham, Executive Officer, AWAP, will provide an update on the Australian Women’s Register.

Register for Women at war in the archives.

The Australian Women’s Archives Project Victorian Committee, in conjunction with the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) holds an annual seminar in March, to celebrate International Women’s Day. The seminar is presented as a way of raising the profile of the Australian Women’s Register (AWR) and of highlighting the richness of the PROV and other archives’ records about women and their contribution to Victorian society. Refreshments are available from Café 99 in the Public Record Office building.

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