This symposium will be an intellectually exciting, thoughtful and active gathering that critically examine political experiences and ideas in the past, considers the legacies of these in the present, and works towards creating a better future.
Lieutenant Colonel Clare O’Neill, Royal Australian Engineers; Wing Commander Hannah Jude-Smith, Royal Australian Air Force
24 May 2018 - 5:00pm
In an interactive seminar, the speakers will address questions including: why did they decide on a career in the armed forces? How did they go about pursuing their career paths? What do their jobs entail? How do they combine academic learning with combat and command experience? What are some of the key challenges they face? To what extent are some of these challenges gender-specific?
Professor Deborah Widiss, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
16 May 2018 - 2:30pm
In both the United States and Australia, women provide the bulk of care for infants, establishing patterns that may have ongoing effects on how mothers (and fathers) balance work and care obligations throughout the childrearing years.
At the next discussion of the Gender and History group, Dr Karen Downing is going to rehearse and seek feedback on an upcoming conference paper: ‘Weeping politicians’: The power and contingency of men’s tears.