An informal public conversation series exploring creative responses to history and historical research. High profile artists, historians and curators explore the dynamic connections between history and imagination.
National Museum curator Margo Neale, historian and Indigenous biographer Peter Read and poet and writer Sam Wagan Watson discuss Indigenous issues and the intersection between historical research and imagination.
Environmental historian Libby Robin and novelist Nicholas Drayson share an interest in nature and the history of science and discovery. They explore the dynamic relationship between historical evidence, recollections and the reconstruction of the past.
Examining the intersections of historical research and fictional writing
The convergence of history and fiction and the power of archives and objects to inform their work on Australian women and the League of Nations is explored by political historian Lenore Coltheart and author Frank Moorhouse.