Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Buildings Books and Blackboards:Intersecting Narratives Conference 28th Nov-1st Dec. 2012

Important Dates:

Call for Papers Closed
Aug.13th submission notifications complete Closed
Nov. 23rd CSU/SLNSW Keynote Alastair Black at SLNSW (one off Sydney event)
Nov. 27th Pre-conference bus tour or Pre-conference tour and workshop of the  Public Records Office of Victoria  10-12:30, Behind the scenes tour of State Library of Victoria. Choice of times: Tuesday 27th November 2 pm or Saturday 1st Dec. 1:30pm.
Nov. 28th Post-graduate research seminar
Nov. 28th Conference Launch, Reception and Registration 6pm-9pm Celtic Club
Nov. 29th Day One of Conference
Nov. 29th 5:00-8:00 Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Library & Archive Site Visit
 Nov. 30th Conference Dinner Queen's College Uni. Melb. 7-11 pmDec. 1st Conference close 12:30 pm
Behind the scenes tour of State Library of VictoriaChoice of times: Tuesday 27th November   2 pm or Saturday 1st Dec. 1:30.
To see an early draft of the programme select the following link: Final programme October 2012Final Programme November
For further details or if you have any questions contact Mary Carroll at or view the call for papers available on this blog


Part of  Melbourne Knowledge Week 2012 proudly presented by City of Melbourne. For more information visit:

In 2012 there will be a unique opportunity for those interested in the history of the people, places and institutions which have shaped the culture and learning of communities worldwide.  The  combined conference of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES), Mechanics’  Institutes  World Wide (under the auspices of Mechanics’ Institutes Victoria MIV), and the 10th Australian Library History Forum  Buildings, Books and Blackboards--Intersecting Narratives presents  an opportunity for  the exploration of  complimentary  historical  perspectives, sharing of ideas and a forum  for  cross-disciplinary engagement  through the prism of shared interests. Buildings, Books and Blackboards--Intersecting Narratives 2012 will focus on the ways in which the stories of individuals, including librarians, philanthropists, administrators, educators and also organisations and institutions have intersected throughout history to engage with their communities to promote the diffusion of knowledge and access to learning.