Talking History

The Talking History Lecture Series will be back in 2022.

In 2022, Talking History will be back with a mix of online and in person events, we look forward to sharing these presentations with you. Thank you for your ongoing support of Talking History. Sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss the registration details for all our lectures. The 2022 program will be available in January.

Talking History is a series of monthly lectures hosted by The History Trust of South Australia. Each month you can hear about a different aspect of South Australia’s history. We have a range of speakers from various disciplines, from history and archaeology to architecture and community research.

If you need to catch up on a 2021 Talking History online session, see the program list below and follow the links:

Windjammers – Dr Adam Paterson, Curator, SA Maritime Museum and Dr Andrew Yip, Assistant Professor of Immersive Media, Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University.
Click here to watch Windjammers

Down the rabbit hole: History and fiction writing – Panel discussion with local authors Emma Ashmere, Victoria Purman and Pip Williams.
Click here to watch Down the Rabbit Hole

Building a Democracy: South Australia’s First Four Premiers
Alan Reid, Professor Emeritus of Education, UniSA
*This was a special in person event for SA’s History Festival 2021 – held at the Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of SA. Due to technical difficulties the recording is not available – we will keep you posted on a re-recording and other content from Alan Reid, Professor Emeritus of Education, UniSA*

Penfolds: 1844 to Evermore! – In conversation with Jamie Sach, Penfolds Global Ambassador, Carolyn Spooner, State Library SA Community Engagement Librarian and Tony Love, Journalist and Wine Critic.
*This was a special in person event and was not recorded.*

Holden Heroes: The amazing history of ‘Australia’s Own Car’ – Don Loffler, Holden Historian and Mick Bolognese, Senior Curator, National Motor Museum
Click here to watch Holden Heroes

The art of family history – Panel discussion with Dr Noris Ioannou and Sera Waters. 
Click here to watch The art of family history

Let’s get physical: Preserving SA’s sporting stories – Panel discussion with Keith Conlon and Kirby Fenwick. 
Click here to watch Let’s get physical

Telling the Stories of the Holocaust – Panel discussion with Kathy Baykitch and Pauline Cockrill 
Click here to watch Telling Stories of the Holocaust 

A first person memoir of Adelaide’s Radical Decade: Gender, sexuality and motherhood in 1970s & ’80s Adelaide
Panel discussion with Dr Ianto Ware and Dr Nikki Sullivan 
Click here to watch A first person memoir of Adelaide’s Radical Decade

Why not spend the evening listening to the story of Don Dunstan? Hear about hysteria or learn about the Kaurna environment? There is so much to explore! To see our collection of past Talking History recordings, visit The History Trust’s You Tube or SoundCloud account.