Stories of the City | History Week
Stories of the City
Too large to know, too young to know itself. The centre of Sydney stands tall and anxious over country older and wiser than written history. The rest sprawls languidly over Cadigal and Dharug country, and beyond, straining against walls of water and rock, pressing through to form a new beast, greater Sydney.
A city is not a central business district, not a council or a transport grid or a set of vital statistics or vital services. A city is alive, a city is its people, a city is the imprint on the world left by the stories told about it.
Join students of an urban history course at the University of Sydney as we share stories of the city we have come to know.
Words by Angus BRASHER, Michael FEENEY, Rose FITZ, Georgia FRYER, Therese LEE, Grace MITCHELL, Lia PERKINS, Nafeesa RAHMAN, Nishita SEWAK, Holland TOUW, Eloise VANDERVEEN and James DUNK, with poems by Toby FITCH from his new book Sydney Spleen.
Monday 6 September 2021 7:00pm – 8:00pm
On Zoom. An invitation will be sent on the day of the event to everyone who has registered.
Registration is essential. Eventbrite registration here
Curated by James Dunk and sponsored by the Department of History and the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney, for History Week 2021: From the Ground Up.
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