The Royal Society of Tasmania – 2014 Launceston Lecture Series
Dr Tom Dunning, PhD (History, University of California) will present The Virtues of Local History: the Case for Launceston
in the Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk
2.00 pm Sunday 24th August 2014
Admission: $5 General Public, $3 Friends of the Museum, $2 Students
Free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania
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Local history is the basis for all historical studies, as the unique characteristics of one small place helps us to understand all places. Launceston is an excellent example of this axiom. With this in mind, Dr Tom Dunning, in collaboration with Paul Richards and Barbara Valentine, aim to facilitate and edit the first new history of Launceston since 1969. This publication, to be titled The Fabric of Launceston, will weave together thematic threads to demonstrate the diversity, difference and enterprise of the local Launceston community. The authors want this history to be owned by members of the community in a collaborative effort. This lecture will be the public launch of this project.
Dr Tom Dunning has lived in Launceston since 1985, teaching at the Newnham campus of the University of Tasmania. From 2007 to 2012, he was head of the cross campus School of
History and Classics. He retired at the end of 2013. With Paul Richards and Barbara Valentine, he has edited two previous works. He has a doctorate from the University of California.