Date: Friday 22 September 2023
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Refreshments at 3.30pm
Venue: Stout Seminar Room, 12 Waiteata Road, Kelburn
Monash University Professor of History Bain Attwood will be discussing his important new work on the making of histories about te Tiriti/the Treaty in the Stout Centre’s seminar room. ‘A Bloody Difficult Subject’ (Auckland University Press, 2023) has, among other things, significant ramifications for the way te Tiriti/the Treaty might be interpreted today, both inside and outside universities. The seminar will take the form of a presentation by Prof Attwood, a break for afternoon tea, and audience participation for those who wish to engage (we have allowed plenty of time for attendees who wish to present longer responses than can usually be accommodated in a regular seminar).
The author has published several other books, including The Making of the Aborigines (1989), Rights for Aborigines (2003), Telling the Truth About Aboriginal History (2005), Possession: Batman’s Treaty and the Matter of History (2009) and Empire and the Making of Native Title (2020).