Make History Speaker Series

Speaker Series

Held across four events each year, the Make History Speaker Series are not to be missed opportunities to hear from Alumni and high-profile University movers and shakers, exploring the challenges of the past, present and future. All are welcome to attend, registrations are essential. 

Join us for the Make History Speaker Series, an extraordinary series of events brought to you by the University of Adelaide. This free and inclusive event is open to everyone, inviting you to engage in the remarkable work of our esteemed alumni. Explore captivating topics that shape our world, from cutting-edge cancer research to the mysteries of space and the evolving challenges in our society. Be part of a community that embraces new ideas, and seize this opportunity to broaden your horizons. Don't miss out on this unique chance to learn, engage, and make history together. Subscribe below to be the first to know about upcoming events.

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Professor Marcia Langton, AO


Upcoming Event

Voice, Treaty, Truth: What's Next?

Date: 29 November 2023
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Kaurna Learning Circle

For our final Make History Speaker Series event for the year, we welcome distinguished Australian Indigenous anthropologist, geographer and activist, Professor Marcia Langton AO to deliver her keynote speech.

Professor Langton is a proud Yiman and Bidjara woman from Central Queensland. In 1993 she was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work in anthropology and the advocacy of Aboriginal rights. Since 2000, she has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, and in 2016, she was honoured as a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor. In 2017 Professor Langton was appointed as the first Associate Provos at The University of Melbourne.

She is one of Australia’s most prominent policy advisors and public intellectuals. Professor Langton was a crucial figure in the development of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. She was Co-chair of the Voice Co-Design Senior Advisory Group with Professor Tom Calma during the Morrison government. She is a co-host of the podcast, The Deep End with Marcia Langton and Aaron Corn, with whom she also recently co-authored the book, Law: The Way of the Ancestors.

This is an unmissable opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s most respected Indigenous Academics and voice as we reflect on the referendum result, the impact on Indigenous People, and navigate the path forward for our nation.

Following the keynote speech, Professor Marcia Langton AO will participate in a yarning circle alongside prominent cultural and community leaders.

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Writing History In The Stars

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