The Recordkeeping Roundtable is pleased to announce an evening with Christine Kenneally, author of The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures. Christine will read from her book and be interviewed by the Roundtable’s Cassie Findlay.
Where: Cafe1812, Berkelouw Books, 19 Oxford St, Paddington. Directions
When: 6-8pm, Wednesday December 3
FREE | Gold coin donation for drinks and nibbles
Please RSVP here
Christine Kenneally is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, Time, New Scientist, The Monthly, and other publications. Her most recent book, The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures, is a fascinating examination of the many ways in which we leave our trace; how these are passed on from one generation to the next, and how these can shape our personal and collective identities.
Our conversation will touch on Christine’s research into the origins and history of genealogy; the effects of the loss or deliberate suppression of records of the vulnerable; the rise of ‘Big Genie’ businesses like Ancestry.com and more. It promises to be thought-provoking and timely discussion in the context of the Royal Commission into child abuse, widespread expectations of instant online access to archives and changing understandings about official recordkeeping and who may participate in it.
With thanks to our hosts Berkelouw Books and Cafe 1812.