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A night in the JOL: Fashion innovators - then and now

Like many Queensland industries, innovation has been a key factor defining our state’s fashion designers and dressmakers. Designers such as Janet Walker, Sarah Jenyns, Paula Stafford and Gwen Gillam have created a legacy that continues today.

Join Dr Michael Marendy, curator and textiles conservator, and Clare Collyer, designer, in conversation with Ian Townsend about Queensland’s unique fashion history and future.

Date: Tuesday 19 August 2014

Venue: John Oxley Reading Room

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Family connections to World War 1

State Library’s World War I collections include: original diaries and letters; newspapers, photographs, oral histories, medals, and rare publications including home front and battalion histories.

Collection Curator Simon Farley and Senior Family History Librarian Stephanie Ryan outline the resources available to help you trace your family connections to this period. You will also find out about the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation project and commemorative activities that SLQ will be leading in partnership with the cultural and heritage sector over the next five years. Find out how you can contribute to initiatives which include the recording of intergenerational stories passed down in Queensland families, a WWI blog and WWI research fellowships.

Date: Fri 1 Aug 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: State Library of Queensland, Auditorium 2

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Family connections to World War 1

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Family connections to World War 1

State Library’s WWI collections include: original diaries and letters; newspapers, photographs, oral histories, medals, and rare publications including home front and battalion histories.

Collection Curator Simon Farley and Senior Family History Librarian Stephanie Ryan outline the resources available to help you trace your family connections to this period. You will also find out about the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation project and commemorative activities that SLQ will be leading in partnership with the cultural and heritage sector over the next five years. Find out how you can contribute to initiatives which include the recording of intergenerational stories passed down in Queensland families, a WWI blog and WWI research fellowships.

Date: Fri 1 Aug 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: State Library of Queensland, Auditorium 2

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Family connections to World War 1

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Game changers: in conversation with Damian Griffiths

The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebrates, records and retells the stories of outstanding Queensland business leaders and their contributions to our state.

Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chair of The CEO Institute, the Game Changers series brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how local entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves generation after generation, inspire teams, and envision success.

Immigration lawyer turned entrepreneur Damian Griffiths has been shaping and challenging Brisbane’s social landscape for the past six years. Dubbed the ‘godfather of bar culture’, Damian is the name behind the boutique Limes Hotel, popular hybrid dining/cocktail experience Alfred and Constance and the unique new Chester Street Bakery and Bar.

Starting from humble beginnings Damian moved from the country Queensland town of Dalby to Brisbane to pursue his passion for travel, boutique hotels and budget accommodation. In five years from when Limes Hotel first opened, Damian has turned a quiet fringe area of Fortitude Valley to a true entertainment precinct. His unique approach sees the heightening of national and international attention of Brisbane’s hospitality scene and his vision continues to expand across Brisbane.

A Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.

Date: Wed, 23 July 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland

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Anti war: rethinking the twentieth century

From the Boer War to now, it is hardly controversial to say that modern history has been marked by war and its legacies. But what if we examine the long twentieth century from a different vantage point, through an anti-war lens? Because being anti-war is not new, but it takes a particular type of courage to pursue. So how does the twentieth century look from a perspective of opposition to war, and what can it tell us today? How has warfare been experienced, remembered and resisted, and by whom, in the past? And why should that vibrant, painful history be important to us today? Listen to this panel to learn more about the history of anti-war, from Brisbane anti-conscription in World War One, to civilian memories in World War Two, to international networks working to secure world peace in our region and around the world.

In this panel chaired by Kate Evans (Radio National), three leading historians and a leading political scientist talk about their work on gender, war and memory in Europe; internationalists and pacifism in the interwar Asia-Pacific; Aboriginal Australian internationalism in Europe; and the human cost of modern warfare today.

Supported by the Australian Historical Association and the Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University.

Speakers - Professor Karen Hagemann; Professor Neta Crawford; Associate Professor Fiona Paisley; Associate Professor Victoria Haskins; Facilitator: Dr Kate Evans

Date: Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

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Anti war: rethinking the twentieth century

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