The Larger Conversations: Whose History? comes to Launceston

Writers' Centre Event

Fri, 21/02/2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
$5 TWC Members, $10 non-members, all welcome
Region: 
North
Venue: 

Upstairs at Fullers Bookshop, 93 St John Street, Launceston

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"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history." - George Orwell, 1984

We are excited to be presenting Henry Reynolds in conversation with Jeff Malpas and Patsy Cameron to discuss this theme for our Larger Conversation in Launceston on 21 February. They will talk about how the telling of history afffects the present and the future.

The Larger Conversations, chaired by Utas Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Jeff Malpas, explore the synergies between science and the humanities.The audience are invited to participate in this thought-provoking conversation with a uniquely Tasmanian focus.

Jeff Malpas founded the UTAS Centre for Applied Philosophy and Ethics and is the author or editor of 21 books. He has published over 100 scholarly articles on topics in philosophy, art, architecture and geography.
Patsy Cameron, originally from Flinders Island, now lives on her ancestral lands in north-eastern Tasmania. Patsy has been active in Tasmanian Aboriginal affairs and education since the early 1970s. She attained an MA in 2008 (University of Tasmania) and is the author of the celebrated book Grease and Ochre. She continues to practise traditional activities.
Henry Reynolds is Honorary Research Professor at UTAS and the author of 20 books, many of which have won major literary prizes. His best known works include two directly relating to Tasmania, Fate of a Free People and the more recent A History of Tasmania. His latest book Forgotten War has just won the Victorian Premier's Literature Award for Non Fiction.

After the Conversation we invite you to join the speakers and TWC team for a counter meal at O'Keefes Hotel, (124 George St, Launcetston). It's your chance to chat to us about you, your work and how we can support you in 2014 and beyond. Please RSVP so we can book you a seat.