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Deny and Disavow: Distancing the Imperial Past from the Culture Wars
Congratulations to Professor Alan Lester, Partner Investigator on the publication of his latest book.
Special Issue of Australian Journal of Biography and History
'Writing Slavery into Biography: Australian Legacies of British Slavery'
Lachlan Macquarie was a slave owner and he wasn't the only one. It's time to update the history books
History Workshop Blogpost: Slavery and Australian Colonisation, Jane Lydon
This short 'companion' essay accompanies the special History Workshop Journal Feature: LEGACIES OF SLAVE OWNERSHIP.
Commemorating James Stirling
Listen to 'Commemorating James Stirling' created by Dr Georgina Arnott, Postdoctoral Fellow
Professor Zoe Laidlaw in conversation with Professor Len Collard
Places and their names can be very meaningful to the people connected to them. But what happens when some in a community are uncomfortable with a historical figure or association a place is named for, or feel that different aspects of history should be honoured? Many communities around Australia, and the world, are grappling with this right now. Listeners and experts share their thoughts on …
The Conversation Friday Essay: Beyond ‘statue shaming’ — grappling with Australia’s legacies of slavery
A new series on slavery's Australian legacies was launched on July 9 with Jane Lydon and Zoe Laidlaw's Friday essay "Beyond 'statue shaming' — grappling with Australia's legacies of slavery". This initiates a new series in The Conversation to run over the next few years.