Meet History’s (In)Visible Women over a drink and snack

You may have been to a “Comedy in the Pub”, or a Trivia Night, this event – although not in a pub – aims to recreate the same sort of relaxed atmosphere.

This event will provide an opportunity for those interested in Women’s activism and reclaiming (in)visible women in both a context of the NSW History curriculum, and the Federation History to learn more of the past. It will provide a ‘social’ forum to interact with an expert panel of experienced historians and history teachers, and to network with likeminded colleagues.

The event will run from 5 – 7 pm (although the bar will be open from 4.30- 7.30) and will be held on level one at Teachers Federation House, where light refreshments and finger food will be available in a ‘pub style’ setting with tables of eight.

Tickets are available to buy individually at $25 person or a table of eight at $200. Each ticket will include a snack box. Individual ticket holders should choose their box selection when booking. Group bookings will receive a mixed box of snacks for the table for 8 people.

If you are interested in this event you may also be interested in attending Women in History: Reclaiming (In)Visible Women, a professional learning course exclusively for Federation members.

Wednesday 14 August 2024, 5pm-7pm

Teachers Federation House, Surry Hills

Judy King OAM

Judy King is a former high school principal and a life member of the NSW Teachers Federation, AEU and SPC. Judy retired from Riverside Girls High School in 2010 after 19 years as a secondary principal.

She currently teaches History and Politics at WEA , the oldest adult education foundation in the CBD of Sydney.

In 2007 Judy was awarded the Meritorious Service in Public Education medal by the Department of Education.

In 2018 she researched and wrote a history of the NSW Teachers Federation 1918-2018 as part of its’ centenary celebrations. Her articles were published throughout each edition of Education in 2018 and were featured as part of a three-week exhibition in the Federation building.

Judy has an abiding interest in all aspects of Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern History as well as archaeology, politics and film. In 2014 and 2019 she attended the Cambridge University History Summer School for international students and hopes to return in 2025.

In June 2024 Judy was awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division for services to Secondary education.

Monika Schwarz

Dr Monika Schwarz is a research fellow at Monash University’s SensiLab. She holds a PhD in archaeology, with over 15 years of experience in that field, and a master’s degree in information technology. 

Now specialising in the analysis, visualisation and even physicalisation of historical data, she has been and continues to work on various projects like ‘Conviction Politics’ (ARC funded), ‘A Stitch in Time’ (Whyte fund grant), ‘Putting Death in its Place’ (ARC funded) or ‘Making Crime Pay’ (ARC funded) since 2020. In these projects she is combining skills from her two careers in archaeology and information technology, for example by turning 19th century convict records into interactive data visualisations. 

Monika’s work has a particular focus on female narratives.

Emma Seabrook

History teacher at Winmalee High School

Jennifer Sonter

History teacher at Pittwater High School

The hosts for the evening will be:

Kate Ambrose – Director, Centre for Professional Learning

Margaret Vos – Assistant Director, Centre for Professional Learning

Leeanda Smith – Women’s Coordinator, NSW Teachers Federation

Food Boxes:

box option 1 – protein • assortment of finger sandwiches x 5 • duck pancakes x 4 • veggies dip w/ corn crackers

box option 2 – vegetarian box • assortment of vego finger sandwiches x 5 • canape halloumi sliders x 4 • veggies dip w/ corn crackers

box option 3 – vegan & gluten free box • triangle sandwiches of vegan fillings x 3 • Vietnamese rice paper rolls x 4 • veggies dip w/ corn cracker

box option 4 – mixed boxes for 8 people. This option is automatically selected with a group booking.

To buy tickets click here

Single ticket – $25

Group ticket for 8 people – $200