Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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Beyond 1914 and the classroom

9 March 2016

Please join us for wine and canapés to learn more about as a digital research tool for the study of World War One. The University of Sydney is hosting this special event to introduce schoolteachers and archivists to the University’s war memorial and Great War collections.

The afternoon will begin with a tour of the University’s War Memorial carillon with a special performance by the University Carillonist, followed by a session with experts on the classroom uses of our digital resource, within the history and drama curricula.

What is Beyond 1914?

Beyond 1914 contains biographical information of over 2000 male and female University of Sydney graduates, alumni and staff, who served in Europe and the Middle East during the Great War along with more than 27,000 scanned items including personal correspondence, photographs, diaries and war records. By tracing the life of these university-educated individuals, where they were born, went to school, fought, worked and died, the aim is to explore the impact of war on Australian society and to understand the Great War beyond Gallipoli and other military campaigns, including its commemoration in postwar Australia. The website is designed to encourage additions by citizen historians, including school students.



4:30pm:  Meet under the Clock Tower, The Quadrangle

Tour of War Memorial carillon

5.00pm: Level 2 Seminar Room, Fisher Library

Wine and Canapés

5.30pm: Welcome

Liz Gillroy, WW1 Centenary Project Officer

5.35pm: What is Beyond 1914?

Nyree Morrison, University Archivist and co-director Beyond 1914

5.45pm: Beyond 1914 Historical Themes

Associate Professor Julia Horne, University Historian and co-director Beyond 1914

5.55pm: Case Study - Blackall State School Qld

A project by History students in years 8,9 & 10 in partnership with the State Library of Queensland & History Pin

6.05pm: A Panel Discussion—Uses in the Classroom

Led by Associate Professor Tim Allender, Sydney School of Education & Social Work


  • Dr Hugh Chilton, Research Fellow The Scots College Research Centre
  • Kate Smyth, Lecturer, HSIE K-6 and Primary history curriculum, The Sydney School of Education & Social Work,
  • Associate Professor Julia Horne, University Historian and co-director Beyond 1914

6.30pm: Questions & Suggestions

Event details

Beyond 1914 and the classroom


The Quadrangle and Fisher Library


9 March 2016

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