Victorian Branch Seminar: The Germaine Greer Archive

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

5:00 PM -6:30 PM

University of Melbourne
Baillieu Library
Dulcie Hollyock Room
Ground Floor


Registrations Open:
1st Mar 17 1:00 AM

Registrations Close:
15th Mar 17 12:00 AM

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Victorian Branch Seminar: The Germaine Greer Archive

Following International Women’s Day (8 March) and the opening of the Greer Archive on 27 March, Dr Rachel Buchanan will reflect on the 16 months she has spent boxing the collection. Drawing on her work cataloguing the Early Years and Print series, Rachel will discuss how archivists approach a collection versus how historians (or other researchers) do. The talk will also consider the ethical obligations an archivist has to the creator, the researcher, the institution that houses the collection, to the records themselves and to future generations (of researchers and, indeed, of archivists). How do archivists balance these competing obligations? One theme will be the ‘Greer Thesaurus’ and the politics of subject headings.

Join the Victorian Branch for a presentation and discussion, program as follows:  

  • 5pm - drinks and nibbles
  • 5:30-6:30pm - presentation with questions/discussion
  • To be followed by informal drinks at a local venue

Speaker: Dr Rachel Buchanan is Curator, Germaine Greer Archive, at the University of Melbourne Archives. She is the author of Stop Press: the last days of newspapers (Scribe, 2013) and The Parihaka Album: Lest We Forget (Huia, 2010). In 2013-14, Rachel was a creative fellow at the State Library of Victoria. She has published many scholarly and literary essays on the politics and poetics of archives.

If you have any questions please contact the Victorian Branch.


This is a free event, gold coin donation requested to cover drinks and nibbles.


Please register above as places are limited.

How to get there
All trams to Melbourne University (72, 67, 5, 6, 64, 3/3a, 16, 1 and 8), Stop 1 on Swanston Street and North Coburg tram (19), Stop 11 on Royal Parade. The closest train station is Melbourne Central. Parking is available on some streets around the venue.