Upcoming Workshops and Symposia

  • Has ‘class warfare’ always featured in the history of Australia?
    3rd Jun 2016 Room 5040, Level 5, Abercrombie Building H70

    Some sporadic evidence gleaned from 19th and 20th century contests between businesses, between governments and public servants, and between industry and academe.

    Abstract: Australia’s only bloody revolution at Eureka in 1854 was over before lunch time, so evidence of our ‘class warfare’ has to be sought elsewhere. Conflict has by no means been confined to capital and labour. Fierce battles have been fought between members of different belief systems, religious and secular, between politicians and public servants, and between business and academe. This talk offers 20th century snippets of a merger/suicide in the insurance industry, the unlikely passing in Macquarie Street of cultural legislation as World War II begins, and a no-holds-barred stoush between a famous economist and a Sydney solicitor for the soul of Australia’s first business school.

    Bio: Carmel Maguire began her career as a special librarian in Canberra and then spent more than 10 years at the National Library of Australia. In 1969, she jumped at the chance to teach and research Librarianship and Information Studies at the university of New South. Thirty-five years later, she retired as an Associate Professor, having created opportunities for many librarians to obtain higher degrees and having pursued research particularly in the role of information services in innovation. In retirement, she was awarded a doctorate for her biography of Geoffrey Remington.

    Date: Friday 3 June 2016

    Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

    Venue: Room 5040 Level 5
    Abercrombie Building H70 (Corner of Codrington & Abercrombie Street)
    Darlington, The University of Sydney

    RSVP: To business.researchnetworks@sydney.edu.au by 30 May 2016.

    Light lunch will be served so please advise of any dietary requirements.




  • 'Alternative Business Histories' - 8th Annual AAHANZBS Conference
    3rd Nov 2016

    Macquarie University, Australia

    You are  invited to submit papers addressing the conference theme, “Alternative Business  Histories”. These may include studies of alternative business models, fresh and  novel methodological approaches, cross-disciplinary studies and new directions  for research.

      Historical  papers in the fields of accounting, business, economics, labour and employment  relations, management, marketing, tourism, transport and other areas of  interest relating to historical research in business schools are welcomed.  Papers from researchers outside business  schools who have an interest in these fields of study are also welcomed.

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