Talking History

The Talking History Lecture Series is back for 2021.

In 2021, Talking History will be back online, along with a few in person events, and 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.

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.

2021 Talking History Online

Tuesday 30 March, 5.30pm – 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

Tuesday 20 April, 5.30pm – 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

Monday 17 May, 1.30pm – Building a Democracy: South Australia’s First Four Premiers
Alan Reid, Professor Emeritus of Education, UniSA
*This is a special in person event for SA’s History Festival 2021 – held at the Hetzel Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of SA*

Rights and Respect: History of disability in South Australia
*This lecture has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date!*

Tuesday 15 June, 5.30pmPenfolds: 1844 to Evermore!
*This will be a special in person event held at Penfolds Magill Estate. It will be ticketed and places will be limited.*
BOOKED OUT – Join the waitlist for ‘Penfolds: 1844 to Evermore!

Tuesday 20 July, 5.30pm – Holden heroes: A retrospective 1948-2017
Don Loffler, Holden Historian and Mich Bolognese, Senior Curator, National Motor Museum

Tuesday 17 August, 5.30pm – The art of family history

Tuesday 21 September, 5.30pm – Let’s get physical: Preserving SA’s sporting stories

October – History X Talks
Short, sharp, shiny and in person. Stay tuned for details.

Tuesday 16 November, 5.30pm – Teaching the history of the Holocaust

Why not spend the evening on the 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.

Specific event details will be uploaded on our ‘What’s On’ page closer to each lecture.