Festschrift for Professor Marilyn Lake


Festschrift for Professor Marilyn Lake

The University of Melbourne will host a Festschrift to celebrate the distinguished career of historian, Professor Marilyn Lake, on the eve of her retirement.

To be opened by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis, the Festschift will feature contributions from Australia’s leading historians, young and old, from postgrads to Professors.

Marilyn has taught at a number of universities, in Australia, the United States and Sweden. She has held visiting Fellowships at the Universities of Sydney and Stockholm and at ANU and Chairs in History at La Trobe University and The University of Melbourne.

Between 2001-02 she held the Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University. A Fellow of the Academies of Humanities and Social Sciences, Marilyn served as President of the Australian Historical Association between 2010-14. Marilyn has published on a wide range of subjects – the histories of sexuality and feminism, war and citizenship, nationalism and gender, campaigns for Aboriginal rights and against racism. Her work has appeared in international scholarly collections, local journals and in daily newspapers. Her books have included The Limits of Hope: Soldier Settlement in Victoria, 1915-38; Getting Equal: The History of Australian Feminism; FAITH: Faith Bandler Gentle Activist; Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men’s Countries and the International Challenge of Racial Equality and What’s Wrong with Anzac?

All are welcome. Cost of registration is $50. (Free for University of Melbourne students).

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