A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

Event type: Celebration

Event date: Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 12:30pm to 6:00pm

Event venue: Hedley Bull Building, Fellows Rd ANU and Theatrette, National Film and Sound Archives

Women’s Studies and Gender Studies @ANU: A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

Reflections on Professor Matthews’ Teaching, Scholarship and Academic Leadership: From Women’s Studies to the Gender Institute (1984-2011)

Registration: On Eventbrite.

Event Program:

12:30 Welcome: Dr Fiona Jenkins (Convenor, Gender Institute, ANU)

12:35 to 3:15 Professor Matthews’ Activism, Scholarship, Teaching and Legacy, Hedley Bull 2

12:35-2.00 Jill Matthews: activist and scholar

Chair: Prof. Desley Deacon (Emeritus Professor of History, ANU)

Speakers: Prof. Sue Sheridan (Emeritus Prof. Flinders University); Prof. Ann Curthoys (Honorary Associate, University of Sydney); Prof. Joy Damousi (Melbourne University); Prof. Penny Russell (University of Sydney)

2:00 to 2:30 Afternoon Tea, Hedley Bull foyer

2:30-3:30  Jill Matthews: teaching and legacy 

Chair: Prof. Angela Woollacott (Manning Clark Professor of History, ANU)

Speakers: Dr. Helen Keane (Senior Lecturer in School of Sociology, ANU); Rebecca Preston (current 4th year Honours student in School of History, ANU).

4:00-5:00 Gender Studies and Film: Jill Matthews’ contributions to Australia’s screen history, Theatrette, National Sound and Film Archive

Speaker: Mr. Michael Loebenstein (current CEO of NFSA)[TBC]: welcome and address on the significance of Jill Matthews’ contributions to the NFSA’s research mandate

Jill Matthews’ contribution to film history

Chair: Assoc. Prof Carolyn Strange (ANU)

Speakers: Ms Meg Labrum (senior curator, National Film and Sound Archives)

Action! Jill Matthews on Blue Movies

Speaker: Ms Christine Cummings (research officer, National Film and Sound Archives, Scholars and Artists in Residence program, NFSA): Introduction and recollections

Video Clip: Jill Matthews’ presentation in the NFSA’s scholars and artists in residence programme.

Musical Homage 

Performers: Ms Fiona Fraser (Jill Matthews’ PhD supervisee) and Carolyn Strange

Response by Professor Matthews

5:00 to 6:00 Reception National Film and Sound Archives

**Optional dinner: 7pm Bicicletta at own expense.

Please contact Katy Wilson on katy.wilson@anu.edu.au or

Ph: 02 6125 7050 if you are planning to attend the dinner.


Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute