SRO Lunchtime Seminars

The State Records Office of Western Australia invites you to our annual series of Lunchtime Seminars. Featuring a variety of topics, these seminars are designed to inform researchers about the State Records Office, the State Archives collection and historical and other types of research based on archival sources. The seminars also provide researchers with an opportunity to meet fellow researchers, learn about members of staff, and provides a forum for questions and discussions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Lunchtime seminars usually occur between 12.30 and 1.30pm on the day advertised and are usually held in the SRO’s South West Room, next to the SRO's Search Room, unless stated otherwise below.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their sandwiches and drinks to the Seminars. Tea and Coffee are provided.

The 2019 Lunchtime Seminar Program:

Wednesday 20 March 2019
Speakers: Dr Lise Summers and Dr Michael O'Connor (SRO Staff members)
Topic: 'The A to Z of research and reference online at SRO'
In this seminar, Lise Summers and Michael O’Connor will talk about changes to the SRO's online catalogue, based on the open source software AccesstoMemory (AtoM) and Zotero. The SRO is transitioning to AtoM 2.4, which has some improved searching capabilities over our current version, while Zotero will help with referencing dilemmas.
Wednesday 17 April 2019
Speaker: Dr Leigh Straw, Senior Lecturer in Aboriginal Studies and History, Notre Dame University
Topic: 'After the War: World War One and Returned Soldiers in Western Australia'

11 September 2019
Speaker: Damien Hassan, (SRO staff member)
Topic: Tales from the State Archives Collection - Part 2

From time to time SRO Lunchtime Seminar speakers provide their presentations for future reference. To view them see our Lunchime Seminar Presentations page.