Talks, Presentations & Workshops

The team at the Invisible Farmer Project work actively with communities across Australia to uncover stories, deliver hands-on workshops and present our discoveries at conferences and events. If you would like to invite one of the Invisible Farmer team to present at a conference or event, please get in contact with us.

2018:
 

2 November 2018: Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), ‘The Invisible Farmer Project: Getting Involved’, NSW Local Studies Librarian’s Meeting (Macquarie Regional Library, Dubbo, New South Wales, via Blue Jeans remote access).

26 October 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett, keynote: ‘Museums: Leading from the Past to the Future’, 2018 QLD Small Museums Conference (Roma Auditorium, Roma, Queensland): http://www.magsq.com.au/cms/page.asp?ID=10453

17 October 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett and Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), ‘The Invisible Farmer Project: Sharing Your Stories’ workshop for the Victorian Seniors Festival (Eltham Library, Victoria): https://landcareaustralia.org.au/women-in-landcare/

12 October 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett, panellist, ‘Women in Landcare’ plenary panel session, National Landcare Conference (Brisbane, Queensland).

5 October 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett, guest speaker, ‘The Invisible Farmer Project’ at Art in the City: Women in Agriculture event hosted by CSBP Fertilisers (Perth, Western Australia).

27 September 2018: Jessie Matheson (University of Melbourne), ‘I Went Away a Farmer’s Wife, Came Home a Farmer’: Self-Making, Storytelling and the Australian Rural Women’s Movement’, Unsettling Heritage Symposium (Deakin Downtown, Melbourne, Victoria).

15 September 2018: Nikki Henningham (University of Melbourne), ‘Invisible Farmer Project’ spotlight talk and workshop, Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network 25 Year Anniversary Conference (Kingaroy, Queensland).

17-19 August 2018: Several members from the Invisible Farmer Project team spoke at the 25 Year Anniversary Conference of Australian Women in Agriculture: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria) presented an update talk, 'Impact of the Invisible Farmer Project'Margaret Alston (Monash University) presented a keynote address, 'Looking Back at Australian Women in Agriculture', Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria) and Jessie Matheson (University of Melbourne) presented a talk, 'The Invisible Farmer Project: Uncovering the Stories of Australian Women in Agriculture', Anna Lottkowitz (DEDJTR) led a panel discussion, 'Seasons of Growth' and Alana Johnson (Invisible Farmer Advisory Committee) led a panel talk, 'Recognition, Represenations & Rights' at the Gala Dinner (Shepparton, Victoria).

29-31 June 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), guest speaker and 2-hour workshop, 'The Invisible Farmer Project and the Power of Storytelling', Australian Fodder Industry Association 2018 Annual Conference (Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia). 

19 July 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett and Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), 'The Invisible Farmer Project: Stories of Australian Women in Agriculture', Museums Victoria Digital + MGA 2018 Mini Dig Conference (Melbourne Museum, Victoria). 

28-29 June: Nikki Henningham (University of Melbourne), '#MeToo in the Outback: the Invisible Farmer Project and Farm Women's Life Narratives', 2018 Annual Conference of the OHS and OHNI, Dangerous Oral Histories: Risks, Responsibilities and Rewards' (Queen's University, Belfast). 

23 June 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), ‘The Invisible Farmer’, AgendHer Project Workshop (University of Melbourne, Victoria).

20 June 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria) panel discussion, ‘The Invisible Farmer Project: Why Your Story Matters’, 2018 Hort Connections, joint industry conference of AUSVEG and Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (Brisbane Convention Centre, Queensland).

18-21 June: Nikki Henningham (University of Melbourne), "I Just Can't Relate to That Word': Narratives of Australian Farm Women: Reflecting on the F (Feminism) Word', IOHA 2018 Memory and Narration, The XX International Oral History Association Conference (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland).

16 June 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria) guest speaker, ‘The Invisible Farmer Project: Connecting Plate to Paddock’, Larnook Ex-Students Association (Melbourne, Victoria).

14 June 2018: Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), panel discussion, ‘Communicators Session’, Australian Farm Institute, Digital Farmer Conference (Dolton House, Sydney, New South Wales).

4 June 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett, Liz Suda and Jan Molloy (Musuems Victoria), 'The Invisible Farmer: Agents of Change and Community Engagement', Museum Galleries Australia National Conference (Melbourne, Victoria).

10 May 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), ‘The Invisible Farmer Project: Revealing the Untold Story of Women in Agriculture’, SA History Festival (Pinnaroo, South Australia).

23 April 2018: Liza Dale Hallett (Museums Victoria), guest speaker, ‘The Rangers’ (Benalla, Victoria).

12 April 2018: Nikki Henningham and Helen Morgan (University of Melbourne), 'Farming, Feminism and Feedback: Farm Women Finding Their Voice through Oral History and Digital Media in the Invisible Farmer Project', School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Brown Bag Series (University of Melbourne). 

22 March 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), keynote address, ‘The Invisible Farmer: Why Your Story Matters!’ Inspire: Women in Farming Tasmania conference, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (Launceston, Tasmania).

20 March 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), guest speaker, ‘The Invisible Farmer Project’, Victorian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award (Melbourne Museum, Victoria).

18 March 2018: Liza Dale Hallett and Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), ‘The Invisible Farmer Project: How to Get Involved, Share Your Farm Stories and Use Your Networks to Give Greater Visibility to Women in Agriculture’, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering (Rosebud, Victoria).

16 March 2018: The Irene Lowe Symposium was held University College and included speeches by Invisible Farmer researchers Joy Damousi (University of Melbourne), Jessie Matheson (PhD candidate, University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria), Laura Coady (PhD candidate, Monash University), Nikki Henningham (University of Melbourne) and Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria). Click here for the full program.

8 March 2018: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), panel discussion, ‘Re-framing Women in Photography’, International Women’s Day Loud and Luminous Conference (Cretan House, Brunswick, Victoria).  

8 March 2018: Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), guest speaker, ‘Documentary Photography, Feminism and Re-Framing Rural Narratives’, International Women’s Day Loud and Luminous Conference (Cretan House, Brunswick, Victoria).  

 

2017:
 

29 November 2017: Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), guest speaker, Dairy South Australia Ladies Luncheon (Langhorne Creek, South Australia).

14 November 2017: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria) and Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), keynote address, ‘Invisible Farmer: Uncovering the Untold Stories of Women on the Land’, Museums Australia (Vic), Victorian Collections Day (Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria).

9 November 2017: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), Helen Morgan (University of Melbourne), Nikki Henningham (University of Melbourne) and Ash Robertson (Museums Australia, Vic), panel discussion, ‘Invisible Farmer: Everyday Documents and Australian Women’s History’ (Melbourne Museum, Victoria, 9 November 2017).

30 October 2017: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), guest speaker, ‘Invisible Farmer: Why Your Stories Matter’, at the book launch for Gulf Women (Burketown, Queensland).

13 October 2017: Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), welcoming address at the launch of the Women of the Land exhibition (Melbourne Museum, Victoria).

8 October 2017: Catherine Forge (Museums Victoria), keynote address, ‘The Invisible Farmer: Securing the History of Australian Farm Women, 2017 History South Australia State Conference (Immanuel College, South Australia).

8 May 2017: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), ‘Invisible Farmer Project: Making Your Voices Heard and Your Stories Visible’, Connecting Rural Business Women conference (Beechworth, Victoria).

24-26 March 2017: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), workshop and guest speaker, West Wimmera Women on Farms Gathering (Harrow, Victoria).

8 March 2017: Liza Dale-Hallett (Museums Victoria), guest speaker, ‘International Rural Women’s Day Talks (Scienceworks, Victoria).