Would you like to know something about, or expand your knowledge on, the indexing of stories about people’s lives and personal experiences? Is this an area you would like to develop as a specialty?
All ANZSI members, regardless of location or indexing experience, are invited to attend this video meeting. A panel of indexers will be available to discuss some of the issues and challenges related to indexing biographies, and to answer your questions.
PRESENTER: Madeleine Davis, ANZSI President.
Madeleine specialises in indexing biographies, has been the recipient of an ANZSI indexing award, and is currently writing a review of the latest edition of Hazel Bell’s Indexing Biographies and other stories of human lives (Liverpool University Press, 2020) for publication in The Indexer.
PANEL: Tordis Flath (NZ), Trevor Matthews (NSW), Michael Wyatt (NSW)
Each of the panel members specialises in indexing biographies. Tordis and Trevor have both been the recipients of indexing awards, and Michael is a highly experienced indexer and Life Member of ANZSI.
DATE: Sunday, 26 July 2020
TIME: 3.00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
1.00 pm — Western Australia
2.30 pm — South Australia
3.00 pm — ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC
5.00 pm — New Zealand
MEDIA: Zoom (Please note this meeting will NOT be recorded for future viewing).
Qs for PANEL: Please email any questions for the panel to the Education Officer (email@example.com) as soon as possible, and no later than 17 July 2020.
RSVP: 17 July 2020
BOOKINGS: For further details regarding the video meeting, and to book your place, please contact the Education Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Once there was a William Thring, who had a legitimate son, Francis William, and an illegitimate son, Francis William, usually known as William Francis. The Francis William usually known as William Francis had one son, born William Francis but usually known as Francis William, who had in turn one son, Francis William. The last two Francis Williams were the two Frank Thrings who primarily concern us here, and the line stopped dead with Frank the son.
The repetition of the names was inconsiderate – it’s a constant inconvenience to the biographer, and potentially infuriating to the reader. It must have been a source of confusion even for members of the family.”
— Peter Fitzpatrick, The Two Frank Thrings (Monash University Publishing, 2020: 6)