A meeting with two minds


5:45pm, Wednesday 30 September 2015
Ferguson Room, upstairs at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place

We’re offering two themes for the price of one at this meeting.

The evening will start with our guest speaker, Amanda Laugesen, who will discuss her recent book, Rediscovering the language of Australian soldiers in the First World War.

Amanda Laugesen is the author of a recent book looking at the slang of Australian soldiers in the First World War. In her talk she will discuss some of the fascinating research that went into her book. She will talk about some of the words used by soldiers, the way slang reflected their varied experiences during the war, and examine some of the lasting impacts of the war on our language.

We’ll then have a light supper (sorry, nothing hot), and talk about IPEd. IPEd has posted its argument in favour of a ‘yes’ vote, along with supporting papers, at: http://iped-editors.org/About_IPEd/IPEd_Review/IPEd_White_Papers.aspx

What are the pros and cons of the proposed changes? Find out what the proposal is and bring some of your own ideas to the forum. (There’s a bit more here.)

And we say two for the price of one, but as always, it will be free for members and anyone else who is interested to attend. See you there.

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