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#MKW18 – Lunchtime Talks: The Future of the Past

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The Toff In Town

Level 2, Curtin House

252 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Is technology rewriting history?

“The past isn’t dead,” said William Faulkner, “It isn’t even past.” The twenty-first century is turning into a vintage era for bygone days, made accessible at the touch of a keystroke by digitised collections, search engines, data bases, open source technology, made profitable by genealogy giants and the nostalgia business. But what sort of history will emerge from these influences, even as the formal study of the discipline dwindles in universities? Join award-winning journalist Gideon Haigh to find out.

[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]

Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.

Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.

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