We have collaborated with some of our affiliated historical societies as well as other organisations for our Summer events. For example, in February we are hosting the Australian Lebanese Family Workshop in conjunction with the Centre for Applied History, the History Council of NSW and the Australian Lebanese Historical Society. This ‘hands-on’ workshop aims to bring together people interested in Australian Lebanese family history, with speakers providing overviews of the different ways they have approached the documentation and telling of Lebanese Australian family histories.
Similarly, we are holding a joint lecture with the City of Sydney that explores the ‘Spanish flu’ and how Sydney coped when it infected a third of the city’s residents. How did the community rise to the challenge? Local historians will share their insights into the emergency response and how we remember this devastating pandemic.