Posted on 25 Sep 2020 under New releases
This month at MUP we are excited to publish two uniquely significant and timely new titles. Australia’s most respected experts chart the way forward from the COVID-19 pandemic in What Happens Next?, while Australian prose poetry receives its long overdue spotlight in The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry.
Posted on 23 Sep 2020 under News
A Networked Community, The Convent and The Invention of Melbourne have all been shortlisted for the 2020 Victorian Community History Awards.
Posted on 4 Sep 2020
Former diplomat and author Richard Broinowski on travelling for research, the magic of E.W. Cole, and the importance of an afternoon siesta.
Posted on 1 Sep 2020 under News
Welcome to spring! Coming up this September, we look forward to publishing a new biography from the Miegunyah Press and the spring issue of Meanjin. Richard Broinowski’s Under the Rainbow chronicles the life of E.W. Cole, a colourful and much loved figure of 19th century Melbourne, while the latest Meanjin brings us a collection of fine writing from the pandemic.
Posted on 4 Aug 2020 under News
Melbourne University Publishing is proud to announce the acquisition of a new title from Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston: The Truth of the Palace Letters: Deceit Ambush and Dismissal in 1975. This will be released in November this year.
Posted on 24 Jul 2020 under News
Exposing the reality of fashion's glitz and glamour.
Posted on 23 Jul 2020 under Interviews
As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years. How did this aspiring ballet dancer, dignified daughter of a tank commander and eminent law academic respond when appreciative passengers on a full airplane departing Canberra greeted her with a round of applause?
Posted on 17 Jul 2020 under Interviews
"As a journalist I’ve long understood the importance of holding truth to power"
Posted on 10 Jul 2020 under Writing
In this month’s issue of The Monthly, author and climate scientist Joëlle Gergis draws on a recent study led by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology to warn that ‘we may witness planetary collapse far sooner than once thought’. As she has been for many years, Dr. Gergis urges Australians to confront the reality of climate catastrophe and the threat that it poses to our planet and our lives.
Posted on 26 Jun 2020 under Politics and Current Affairs
White Tears/Brown Scars sheds light on a phenomenon that, prior to the book’s publication, was still largely unexplored in mainstream society: that when a conflict occurs between a white woman and a woman of colour, the former can lean into her race privilege and use it to subdue the other woman.
Posted on 19 Jun 2020 under Interviews
"Dark times, eventually, will pass. But hope endures."
Posted on 9 Jun 2020 under Interviews
‘Tiger parents explained!’
Posted on 3 Jun 2020
Learn more about climate change, conservation and sustainability, or simply garner a greater appreciation for nature with our list of recommendations for World Environment Day.
Posted on 11 May 2020 under Interviews
Mark Moran talks about fieldwork, travelling in dinghies and the chaos of writing.
Posted on 6 May 2020 under Interviews
A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century by Sue Silberberg explores the cultural diversity the made up colonial Melbourne. It gives a new slant to Melbourne's development and connects Melbourne Jewry into wider historical themes and experiences such as space and place, urbanisation, imperial networks and diaspora. We spoke with Sue about what she's currently reading, why she wrote A Networked Community and the message she would like to leave with readers.
Posted on 29 Apr 2020 under Gifts
Whether your mum is a history buff, art enthusiast, food and wine connoisseur or anything in between, we've got the perfect book for her this Mother's Day.
In this time of the corona virus it is difficult to focus on anything else. Our lives have been disrupted in so many ways. Yet the wheels of our ‘justice system’ and our intelligence agencies continue to turn. The lives of Bernard Collaery and the ASIS agent known only as Witness K, were dramatically disrupted in December 2013 when the home of Witness K, and Bernard’s law chambers, both in Canberra, were raided by ASIO and the Australian Federal Police.
Posted on 21 Apr 2020 under Writing
From nunnery to eatery and cultural epicentre, Stuart Kells traces the vibrant history of the national treasure.
Posted on 11 Mar 2020
The elegant and precise title says what this book does: 'The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt'. It spans the crucial period of British colonialism in Australia from Captain Cook until the late 19th century. It draws on a remarkable range of archival materials, from poems, journals, novels, scientific accounts, sketches, engravings, to paintings, both indigenous and European, and much much more.
Posted on 17 Jan 2020
Forty-eight hours later, I was in Jordan.