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History of University Life: Archiving Crises

2020 Sydney Research Webinar in Higher Education | History of University Life

How to make sense of university life in Covid times

Not just pretty pictures, archives are the memory of our times. Through them we explore the past and present to look forward to the future. In this webinar, Julia Horne speaks with archivists and librarians about three special Covid projects with a sneak preview of what each has collected and why these collections are so important.


  • Nyree Morrison, University of Sydney Archives on collections past and present.
  • Jennifer Stanton, University Library on the University of Sydney Covid-19 cultural collection.
  • Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian, on the State Library of New South Wales’ Covid-19 collecting drive.

Chaired by Julia Horne, Associate Professor in History, University Historian at the University of Sydney and co-convenor of History of University Life

These online seminars are brought to you by History of University Life Sydney Research Seminar in Higher Education. History of University Life began in 2008 as a joint forum between the University of Sydney and St Paul’s college to discuss the history and role of universities in Australian life.

Many thanks for the support of St Paul’s College since 2008. And thanks, too, for the wonderful assistance for the 2020 online series provided by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney.

Webinars in this special series are now available online:

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The Zoom webinar link will be sent as an email and calendar invite on the Monday prior to the event.
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Image by Peter Adams.


Dec 02 2020


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This event is free





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