Festival Program

Standard

Madame Brussels’ Melbourne

Thu 5 Sep, 1pm
Victorian Archives Centre

Archaeologist Sarah Hayes and historian Barbara Minchinton discuss their research on Little Lon, Melbourne’s sex work precinct of the 19th century. Utilising archives and artefacts, they share what is known about its brothels, sex workers and the elusive Madame Brussels.

Contains discussion about sex.

A creative collaboration with the Public Record Office Victoria and Ancestry.com.au

Duration

1 hour

Session code

5686

Available on Pass

Accessibility

Tickets

Session Artists

Dr Sarah Hayes is an urban archaeologist with a particular interest in the role possessions play in quality of life and social mobility, and in turn opportunity, inequality and wastefulness. She is a senior research fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University.

Barbara Minchinton completed her PhD on nineteenth century land selection in the Otways using Public Record Office Victoria records. She is an independent researcher and a volunteer at PROV, and has worked on numerous paid and unpaid projects from the transcription of nineteenth century shipping passenger lists to the archaeology of Little Lon.

More sessions like this one

Wishlist

Too often conversations about sex fail to address the intersection between sexuality and disability. Erin Kyan, Creatrix Tiara and Jessica Walton discuss.

Free Wishlist

Lee Kofman talks with AS Patrić about his contribution to Split, which features powerful personal essays about endings and their aftermath.

Free Wishlist

Croatia's Museum of Broken Relationships will bring an innovative visual art and true-story experience to our shores for one month.

Highlight Event

The Fifth Estate: Antisemitism

Mon 2 Sep, 6pm
Wishlist

Academic Dvir Abramovich and historian Deborah Lipstadt speak to Sally Warhaft about the global rise of antisemitism.