Geoffrey Bolton Lecture

2017 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture

Professor Stuart MacintyreEminent Australian historian, Professor Stuart Macintyre, will deliver the 2017 Geoffrey Bolton Lecture on Tuesday evening 14 November 2017 at the Government House Ballroom in Perth. Professor Macintyre is Emertius Laureate Professor of the Univesrity of Melbourne and is Professorial Fellow of its School of Historical and Philisophical Studies.

Details about the topic of his talk and further information about the event will be posted on this webpage soon.

 Geoffrey Bolton respondsThe Geoffrey Bolton Lecture series

Each year the State Records Office hosts a lecture in honour of the distinguished Australian historian, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO, who passed away on 3 September 2015. The Lecture series recognises Professor Bolton’s long period of use and promotion of archives, his service on various committees of the State Archives, and his overall contribution to the promotion of Australian history and culture.
The stated aims of the Geoffrey Bolton Lecture are twofold: to encourage the expression of ideas and debate about the meaning and nature of history, culture and society, grounded in archival research; and to provide archival and historical context to national debate on contemporary issues.
Since 2004 the lecture series has lifted the profile of archives and record keeping in Australia, and promotes debate about the use and interpretation of archives, in what is now a nationally important forum.


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