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Tuesday 23 April 2024
5:30 to 7:30pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
Free, booking required

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About the presenter

History Council of SA 

For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the HCSA:

The History Council of SA is pleased to invite you to a free lecture night featuring three presentations that will explore research projects that focus on key aspects of South Australian history and heritage.

The lecture line-up

Maggi Boult

2023 Fellow
Margaret Boult is an independent medical historian and visiting researcher at the University of Adelaide’s Discipline of Surgery. Her research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century medical practices, institutions, practitioners and diseases. She was awarded a Master of Philosophy in 2019 for her thesis Epilepsy in the Lunatic Asylums of South Australia (1853-1913). Although her first degree was in Botany, most of her published papers are on medical topics.

Dr Alice Neikirk

2024 Fellow
Dr Alice Neikirk has a PhD from the Australian National University. She is currently the Program Convenor for Criminology in the School of Law and Justice at the University of Newcastle. She has published extensively on the role of criminal and international tribunals in creating a historical record, as well as the relationship between competing historical narratives, minority groups, and ethnic cleansing.

Dr Angela Gurr

Recipient of the 2024 Highly Recommended Prize
Dr Angela Gurr has a Bachelor of Archaeology from Flinders University and an upper first-class Honours from the University of Adelaide. Her PhD, also from the University of Adelaide, A view of colonial life in South Australia: An osteological investigation of the health status among 19th-century migrant settlers, received the Dean’s commendation for Doctoral Excellence in 2023.

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