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Black and white portrait of Thomas Robert Malthus, 1834

External seminar: Alison Bashford, “Works that Shaped the World: Malthus and the Modern World,”
30 Sept 2021, 5pm-6.30pm AEST (Online)

On Thursday, 30 September 2021, Professor Alison Bashford will be discussing the critical impact and legacy of Robert Thomas Malthus and his Essay on the Principle of Population. Her lecture forms part of the ‘Works that Shaped the World Series’ run by the Humanities Research Centre, ANU.

The lecture will be broadcast online from 5-6.30pm AEST. To register, please visit the Humanities Research Centre website.

[Image: Robert Thomas Malthus, Mezzotint by John Linnell ([London: Dominic Colnaghi & Co.], [1834]), held by the Wellcome Collection, public domain.]

Laureate Centre Seminar, 2021-2022.
Click here to view our program.

Monthly from 6 October (Online)

The Laureate Centre seminar is launching on Wed, 6th October 2021 at 11am-12pm, with Tina Johnson (Saint Vincent College, PA), ‘100 Years of China’s Population Strategies: From Sanger to the Three-Child Policy’.

Register to attend our seminar by clicking here. View our 2021-2022 program by clicking here.


Call: Laureate Centre Scholars in Residence 2022.

The Laureate Centre for History and Population at UNSW Sydney is inviting applications for our 2022 Laureate Scholars-in-Residence program, on the theme ‘Energies: How do we think about population and history in a climate-changed world?’

Click here for further details.

Applications close 11.59pm AEST, Monday 1 November 2021.

Past Events

Open Lecture, “The Intimate History of Evolution: The Huxleys, 1825-1975”
4 August 2021, 6.30pm (Online)

Click here for a video of this talk

On Wednesday, 4th August 2021, Professor Alison Bashford will be presenting an open lecture at the Royal Society of NSW. Her lecture, “The Intimate History of Evolution: The Huxleys, 1825-1975,” will be broadcast via zoom from 6.30pm AEST.

All are welcome. For details, including the zoom link, please visit the Royal Society of NSW website.

A grey spiral

HoPF Seminar: David Christian, “Should Historians Spend More Time Thinking about the Future”
27 July 2021, 3pm-4.30pm (Online)

Please join us on 27 July 2021, 3pm-4.30pm Aus EST, for the first seminar in a new series jointly hosted by the Laureate Centre for History and Population and New Earth Histories at UNSW: Historians on Planetary Futures.

David Christian, Visiting Professorial Fellow at UNSW, will be presenting his paper: “Should Historians Spend More Time Thinking About the Future?” The seminar will be broadcast via zoom. To register for a link, please click here.

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2021 Dan David Prize Award Ceremony
9 May 2021, 6pm BST (Online)

Professor Alison Bashford, Director of the Laureate Centre for History & Population, will be officially recognised for her wide-ranging work on public health, medicine, disease control, borders, and quarantine on Sunday the 9th of May. Professor Bashford will accept her award alongside Prof. Katherine Park, Prof. Keith Wailoo, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Prof. Zelig Eshhar, Dr. Carl June, and Dr. Steven Rosenberg. The broadcast of the award ceremony will begin at 6pm BST (London), 1pm EST (New York), and 10am PST (Los Angeles). For those in Asia the ceremony will begin at 10.30pm IST (New Delhi), 1am CST (Beijing and Hong Kong), and 3am AEST (Sydney).

To register, please follow this link.

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