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History Week 2017 seeks to examine, unravel and understand Australian ‘popular culture’. As History Week enters its 20th year, History Council of NSW members are invited to celebrate popular culture across the decades, to investigate its construction and analyse its impact on communities and individuals.

This symposium will draw together historians working on popular culture in various forms and in various contexts to explore the different ways popular culture is and can be used in historical research. Presenters will investigate not only the history of popular culture, but also how different cultural texts both shape and are shaped by political and social forces at particular moments. In a twenty-first-century landscape where presidential tweets can act as official statements, where #blacklivesmatter, and where diversity of gender and racial representation has taken on increasing significance, asking questions of the political and cultural possibilities and limits - if any - of popular culture is as important as ever.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kate Darian-Smith, University of Melbourne

Confirmed Speakers: Leigh Boucher, Bronwyn Carlson, Catherine Fisher, Jodi McAlister, Scott McKinnon, and Rebecca Sheehan

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