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Ann McCarthy

Ann McCarthy was raised in New Zealand, and has a background in archival work at Archives New Zealand and also at the e-Scholarship Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, where she was a member of the team that worked on the archival records of Diane Elizabeth Barwick, anthropologist, historian and Indigenous rights supporter. Ann studied history and English at Victoria University of Wellington, and her Masters thesis, completed at the University of Melbourne with Patricia Grimshaw and Katherine Ellinghaus, was a postcolonial analysis of an early novel by a Native American woman – Cogewea, by Mourning Dove (Okanogan). Ann’s current PhD project, which is informed by the work of philosopher Agnes Heller, explores the emotional households of fictional characters, drawing on two 1940s Australian novels.


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  • Bridges of Friendship

    Ann McCarthy and Ailsa Thomson Zainuddin

Events

Taking to the Field: book launch (Melbourne)

Readings Carlton Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC

If asked to name an Australian woman scientist from the past, very few could. Let’s change that. Histories of Australian science largely overlook women. Their absence gives the impression that,...

Free

Time of Our Lives: book launch (Melbourne)

Readings Hawthorn Woi Wurrung Country, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, VIC

Join Sally Pryor in conversation with Maggie Kirkman to celebrate the release of Time of Our Lives: Celebrating Older Women. ‘A must-read for all those women who refuse to go gentle into...

Free