Wednesday 20 November
In this lunchtime lecture, Katharine Gelber will discuss the journey of discovery she embarked upon after the death of her father in 2017. He had been sent out of Vienna as a child on a Kindertransport in 1938. Yet he had in his possession books, documents, letters, and photographs that somehow survived the war.
It took two years for Katharine to discover the identities of everyone in those photographs and documents. This talk outlines what the artefacts are, and the stories they tell. In uncovering the stories behind the artefacts, Katharine discovered the family she did not know she had, and retells their untold stories.
Katharine Gelber is Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Queensland. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and a former Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2012-2015). Her academic research focuses on freedom of speech and the regulation of harmful speech.
Image: Photograph of Katherine’s father taken before he was put on the Kindertransport