In contemporary settler societies reconciliation has emerged as a potent and alluring form of utopian politics.
Prof. Tom Griffiths wins the Ernest Scott Prize for History for his book 'The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft'
Congratulations Tom Griffiths on winning the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize for History, supported by the History Program in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. This prize is among the premier awards for books in History published in Australia and New Zealand, and the citation (below) for The Art of Time Travel captures much of what there is to celebrate, admire and learn from Tom’s scholarship and wisdom. Thank you, Tom, for those gifts to our School, and to our discipline.
Please join the ANU School of History in welcoming Professor David Armitage, FAHA, for the 2017 Allan Martin Lecture
On 6 April, ANU History's Prof. Tom Griffiths launched a collection of essay’s published by the redoubtable Honest History coalition at Muse Bookshop, Kingston, Canberra. The 19 essays in David Stephens and Alison Broinowski’s Honest History Book (NewSouth), include work by Frank Bongiorno and Rebecca Jones. Central to the collection in the argument that while war has been important to Australia – mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of nationhood – we must separate myth from reality.
Launch of Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression
Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression authored by Carolyn Strange was launched by Doug Craig on Friday afternoon.
Keynote from 'How the Personal became Political: Re-assessing Australia's Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970's'
Earlier this month, the Gender Institute hosted a symposium on 'How the Personal became Political: Re-assessing Australia's Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970's', together with Angela Woollacott from the School of History.
Please join the School of History, ANU, in the launching of Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression authored by Carolyn Strange.
The 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia in December 1516 has provided scholars with a fitting opportunity to revisit this classic work. Social critique, biting satire, or political philosophy: however one interprets More’s original text, concepts of utopia as both no-place and the good place, and its various derivations (e.g., dystopia, anti-utopia), have played a significant role in Western socio-political thought across the last five centuries.
When Thomas Jefferson arrived in Paris in 1784, he placed his daughter Martha in the boarding school of the prestigious abbey of Panthemont, where she became friends with a young Frenchwoman called Marie-Hyacinthe de Botidoux. Following the Jeffersons’ return to the United States in 1789, Marie began writing to Martha.
Eamonn McNamara will present his MPhil thesis on the 1998 Belfast or Good Friday Agreement (GFA), a political agreement in Northern Ireland which offered the chance to end the thirty year conflict in Northern Ireland known as ‘the Troubles.’ While many scholars have studied the political, economic and social impacts of the GFA, few have focused on how the Agreement meant to non-political actors, especially ‘victims’ of the Troubles.
How the Personal Became Political: Re-Assessing Australia’s Revolutions in Gender and Sexuality in the 1970s
This interdisciplinary 2-day symposium is the ANU Gender Institute Signature Event for 2017 and will celebrate both International Women’s Day and the Institute’s 6th anniversary. See below for full program.
Stephen Wilks will present his thesis on the remarkable but little-studied Earle Christmas Grafton Page (1880-1961) – Country Party leader, Treasurer, Prime Minister and perhaps the most extraordinary visionary to hold high public office in the Australian Commonwealth.
We are proud to announce ACIH Advisory Board Member Emeritus Professor Pat Grimshaw has been awarded an Order of Australia. Announced on Australia Day, the award is in recognition of Pat’s ‘distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society.