A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures

Expert presenters help make sense of two million years of human history and share the story behind some of the key objects from the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects, on show at the National Museum of Australia in 2016.

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Wires, wi-fi and the future

Dr John O'Sullivan, former CSIRO engineer; Dr Terry Percival, former CSIRO research scientist

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 9 December 2016

The co-founders of wi-fi on its creation and how it has changed the way we think, work, live and play.

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history, science

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Trading tales of the silk road

Professor Alison Betts, University of Sydney

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 18 November 2016

The story of the Silk Roads from prehistory to the Han and Roman empires.

archaeology, history

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Before the new world

Dr Claudia Haake, La Trobe University; Dr John Minns, Australian National University

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 13 November 2016

The great civilisations before the arrival of Columbus. Discover the stories of the Incas, Aztecs and the colonisation of Peru and New Spain (Mexico).

culture, history

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Rise of the empires

Dr Paul Donnelly, Sydney University Museums; Professor Elizabeth Minchin, Australian National University; Dr Lily Withycombe, National Museum of Australia

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 16 October 2016

From Alexander to Augustus: how Greece and Rome conquered the known world.

archaeology, museums

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Cradle of civilisation

Dr Stephen Bourke, University of Sydney and Dr Luis Siddall, University of London and Macquarie University

A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 14 October 2016

An insight into the early cities and civilisations of the first millenniums.

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archaeology, museums

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