Read our Q & A with authors of Barron Field in New South Wales, Justin Clemens and Thomas H. Ford. Explore the revelations uncovered about Barron field's life, the impact he had on Australia as a poet and Judge, and the importance of analysing Barron Field as a person through the analysis of his poetry.
In our latest Q & A, author of MUP: A CENTENARY HISTORY, Stuart Kells discusses the history of the press, the interesting stories he unearthed during his research and the most notable books published across 100 years of the press.
Dear friends, Shortly after I arrived at MUP in 2019 Professor Joy Damousi suggested that with the centenary of MUP coming up we should publish a press history. Perhaps not surprisingly I read many memoirs and histories about books and publishing, so I thought this a fine idea. But who to do it? Eventually the back part of my brain spat out the ideal candidate: Stuart Kells, a fellow book and publishing history enthusiast (some would say obsessive) who has written an award-winning account of Penguin, among other works on the subject. As Jason Steger put it, in an early notice of the book’s appearance: 'Stuart Kells knows his way around the book world like the back of his hand’.
Posted on 14 Dec 2022 under Academic
Read our Q & A with author of Remote as Ever, David Scrimgeour. Discover what it is like to work in a remote Aboriginal community, the difficulties faced as a doctor out in the Western Desert and the government policies hindering Aboriginal health.
Posted on 2 Dec 2022 under Academic
In November 1915 he was granted a special degree – despite not completing his final year of studies – as he had enlisted (having earlier been rejected) in the AIF; he was also awarded the University of Western Australia’s first Rhodes Scholarship. Qualifying for the officers corps he was commissioned in January 1916, where he embarked on the Miltiades for the European theatre in February.
Posted on 23 Aug 2021 under Academic
Farmers or Hunter-Gatherers? The Dark Emu Debate, by Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe was published 16 June 2021. This book is an authoritative study of pre-colonial Australia that dismantles and reframes popular narratives of First Nations land management and food production.
A particularly timely book, A Matter of Trust discusses the effects of how an ethical mishap can cause widespread institutional and systemic shortcomings across the financial sector. On Tuesday we launched A Matter of Trust: The Practice of Ethics in Finance at the University of Melbourne.