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How to Rewrite the History Books

Two acclaimed thinkers on digging up the past 

Bruce Pascoe
David Wengrow (photo credit Antonio Olmos)
Friday 24 May 2024
1-2pm
Event Code: 79

Who writes historical records? How do we reckon with days gone by? And what happens when outworn stories need to be reconsidered?

This free panel event features two acclaimed thinkers on digging up the past: bestselling archaeologist David Wengrow (The Dawn of Everything), and writer and farmer Bruce Pascoe (Black Duck and Dark Emu). Learn from these trailblazing writers, whose work has transformed our understanding of human history.

Historian Anna Clark will lead this discussion exploring the nature of the archives that we use to study history, from traditional archives and archaeologist records, to archives in nature and landscape including Country as an archive and historical actor.

Hear from Bruce and David on the ways they have overturned history as we knew it.

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David Wengrow appears thanks to the support of Kristina Stefanova.
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245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015