Trains and planes wait for no-one (even though we certainly wait for THEM!) so I attended only one session of the Conference today and had to leave before the final plenary. Yvonne Perkins at Stumbling Through the Past may write about it, as she has also been blogging the conference.
The theme of the conference was “Mobilities and Mobilisations in History”. Many of the papers addressed the first theme, but the final session that I attended was focussed on the second: ‘Mobilising Australia in World War II’. Some late arrivals and car breakdowns meant the presentations did not follow the order in the program, so I’ll report them in a more logical progression than I heard them. Continue reading