Research Roadshow: Dr Laura Dawes

Thursday 22 June, Dr Laura Dawes will present "And along came DNA" history in the Australian Courts.

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22 Jun 2023 | 9:30am - 1pm
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Join the ANU School of History for a Research Roadshow of presentations that explore the History and Legacy of Violence.

Scholars from a wide range of disciplines and research specialties will combine forces to explore multiple ways of interpreting violence through its history and legacies. Public presentations will run from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, with a morning tea provided. A closed lunch workshop for network affiliates will follow from 12:15 to 1:30 PM.

For previous Roadshows, see


9:15 to 9:30 – Welcome to Country (Paul House)

9:30 to 10:30 – Presentations and Discussion (Maria Nugent, Robert Cribb)

10:30 to 10:45 - Tea/coffee break

10:45 to 12:15 – Presentations and Discussion (Laura Dawes, Anna Olsen, Ruth Morgan)

12:15 to 1:30 – Closed lunch for affiliates

Session One: 9:30 to 10:30

Maria Nugent: Objects &/of violence

Robert Cribb: Japanese War Crimes and the League Table of Barbarity

Session Two: 10:45-12:15

Laura Dawes: “And along came DNA” – The history and legacies of the Applebee case and DNA evidence in Australian Courts

Anna Olsen: Naloxone availability in Australia: What is a life worth saving?

Ruth Morgan: The rise of climate violence: Seeking justice in the climate crisis


Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash


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