Historical Obsessions (Sydney Writers’ Festival) [Sydney]
Historical Obsessions (Sydney Writers' Festival) [Sydney]

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Thursday May 19, 2016
10:00 AM


Sydney Dance 2
Pier 4/5, Hickson Road
Walsh Bay, NSW

Auslan Interpreter/s

Chevoy Sweeney

Language/ Cultural Consultant


Free, no bookings

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What makes one historian enchanted by the Middle Ages and another obsessed with Stalingrad? Winners of New South Wales Premier’s History Awards Alan Atkinson, Carolyn Holbrook and Babette Smith reveal to Caroline Butler-Bowdon how and why they fell in love with their subjects. These are the untold tales behind Australia’s best history writing – the late-night discoveries that made the hours of research worth it and the moments where history truly came to life.

Presented by the History Council of New South Wales.


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