Presentations

Over the past few years a large focus of the project has been community engagement and members of the Hostel Stories team have presented at a number of professional and community events.

If you would like us to come and talk to your organisation or community group about the project feel free to contact us at hostelstories@adelaide.edu.au.

Past presentations

12 October 2021
Prof. Rachel Ankeny, Dr Karen Agutter and Daniella Pilla presented 'How can history inform our current and future responses to managing refugee settlement?' as part of the Regional Refugee Settlement Forum and Roundtable. You can view their presentation here.

30 September 2014
Prof. Rachel Ankeny facilitated Learning from the Past, Thinking about the Future: Lived Migrant Experiences Then and Now, A Public Discussion Forum Sponsored by the Hostel Stories Project, which featured a range of speakers including:

  • Dr Melanie Baak Education, UniSA
  • Dr Jim Hammerton History, LaTrobe
  • Ms Nicole Harb Social & Policy Studies, Flinders
  • A/Prof James Jupp Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute, ANU
  • Prof Klaus Neumann Swinburne Institute for Social Research
  • Prof Melanie Oppenheimer History, Flinders
  • Dr Francesco Ricatti History/Italian Studies, USC 
15 August 2014
Prof. Rachel Ankeny and Dr Karen Agutter presented a paper entitled 'Interrupted En Route: The Journeys of Migrants to Hostels via Torrens Island Quarantine Station' at Quarantine: History, Heritage, Place hosted by the University of Sydney.
28 July 2014
Dr Karen Agutter presented on the Glenelg Hostel to the West Torrens Historical Society.
2 July 2014
Prof Rachel Ankeny and Dr Karen Agutter spoke to residents at Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged.
11 June 2014
Dr Karen Agutter and Justin Madden presented to their peers at the University of Adelaide Post Graduate Seminar Series.
8 April 2014
Dr Karen Agutter and Daniella Pilla presented to residents and staff at Amber Aged Care.
6 April 2014
Justin Madden spoke to participants at the North UK Friends Migrant Reunion Celebration- 50 years in SA 1964-2014.
5 December 2013
Dr Karen Agutter gave a paper entitled ‘Italian Migrant Hostel Experiences' to the Australian Centre of Italian Studies biennial Conference held in Adelaide.
23 September 2013
Daniella Pilla presented a paper entitled 'Rules of Engagement: Gaining Access and Building Trust with Migrant Communities' as a part of a Hostel Stories panel to the annual South Australian History Conference and Oral History Association conference, He Said She Said.
23 September 2013
Catherine Manning from the Migration Museum presented 'Making memories: recreating South Australia's migrant hostels' as a part of a Hostel Stories panel to the annual South Australian History Conference and Oral History Association conference, He Said She Said.
23 September 2013
Prof. Rachel Ankeny and Dr Karen Agutter gave a paper entitled 'Unsettling Narratives: Prejudice in the Hostel Stories Project' as a part of a Hostel Stories panel to the annual South Australian History Conference and Oral History Association conference, He Said She Said.
19 August 2013
Prof. Rachel Ankeny and Dr Karen Agutter presented a paper entitled 'Unsettling Narratives: Prejudice in the Hostel Stories Project' as part of the University of Adelaide School of History and Politics Seminar Series.
13 June 2013
Daniella Pilla presented an outline of the project to members of the Latin American Community at the Playford Civic Centre as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
25 May 2013
Prof. Rachel Ankeny presented on the Rosewater Migrant Hostel at Port Adelaide Public Library as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
23 May 2013
Prof. Rachel Ankeny presented on the Hendon Migrant Hostel at the Seaton North Neighbourhood Centre as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
22 May 2013
Dr Karen Agutter presented on the Woodside Migrant Hostel at Woodside Public Library as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
16 May 2013
Catherine Manning presented on the Whyalla Migrant Hostels at Whyalla Public Library as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
14 May 2013
Daniela Pilla presented on the Woodville Migrant Hostel at the Civic Centre, Woodville as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
13 May 2013
Prof. Rachel Ankeny presented on the Elder Park Migrant Hostel and the Worker's Camps at State Records of South Australia, Leigh Street, Adelaide as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
10 May 2013
Dr Karen Agutter presented on the Glenelg Migrant Hostel at the HMS Buffalo in Glenelg as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
10 May 2013
Prof. Rachel Ankeny presented on the Salisbury and Smithfield Migrant Hostels at Playford Civic Centre as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
9 May 2013
Catherine Manning presented on the Gawler and Mallala Migrant Hostels at Gawler Public Library as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
6 May 2013
Daniela Pilla and Dr Karen Agutter presented on the Finsbury/Pennington Migrant Hostel at the Cheltenham Community Centre as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
5 May 2013
Dr Karen Agutter presented on the Gepps Cross Migrant Hostel at Enfield Public Library as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
2 May 2013
Catherine Manning presented on the Semaphore Migrant Hostel at Semaphore Public Library as part of About Time: South Australian History Festival.
16 April 2013
Dr Karen Agutter presented at ‘Shake your family tree' an annual event for family historians conducted by the National Archives of Australia. The presentation was about finding your ancestors in migrant hostel records held in the National Archives and in South Australian State Records.
15 December 2012
Dr Karen Agutter presented a paper entitled 'Displaced Persons and the ‘Continuum of Mobility' in the South Australian Hostel System' at Visible Immigrants Seven - A symposium held at South Australian Migration Museum and organised by Flinders University.
3 October 2012
Dr Karen Agutter presented at the Red Cross Offices Hutt Street on the project and the role of supporting agencies and organisations to a group of people from various current support agencies and organisations including the Red Cross, The Circle of Friends, Legal Support Agencies, Mental Health in Multicultural Australia etc.
26 September 2012
Catherine Manning and Dr Karen Agutter presented a paper entitled 'Hostel Stories: Community Driven Research and Collecting' at the Museums Australia National Conference in Adelaide.
11 July 2012
Dr Karen Agutter and Daniella Pilla presented a paper entitled 'First Contact: Hostel Residents and the Wider Community' at the Australian Historical Association Conference, Adelaide.

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