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- Unmaking Angas Downs wins the 2023 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian History
"An exceptional work of historical scholarship by an exciting new voice in history-making (and unmaking)."
- June Factor wins the Anzac Memorial Trustees Military History Prize
June Factor's SOLDIERS AND ALIENS has won a prestigious award for Australian military history.
- Q & A with Eve Vincent—Author of Who Cares? Life on Welfare in Australia
Even before the pandemic, I was becoming increasingly aware of and concerned about growing inequality in Australia. I wanted to understand what it was like to face poverty, to need assistance, and how today’s welfare system treats those most in need.
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Posted on 10 Jul 2020
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 23 Sep 2020
A Networked Community, The Convent and The Invention of Melbourne have all been shortlisted for the 2020 Victorian Community History Awards.
Posted on 20 Jun 2019
Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming Education in Art, Architecture and Design presents an extraordinary new Australasian cultural history. It is a migrant and refugee story: from 1930, the arrival of so many emigre, internee and refugee educators helped to transform art, architecture and design in Australia and New Zealand. Fift een thematic essays and twenty individual case studies bring to light a tremendous amount of new archival material in order to show how these innovative educators, exiled from Nazism, introduced Bauhaus ideas and models to a new world. As their Bauhaus model spanned art, architecture and design, the book provides a unique cross-disciplinary, emigre history of art education in Australia and New Zealand. It off ers a remarkable and little known chapter in the wider Bauhaus venture, which has multiple legacies and continues to inform our conceptions of progressive education, creativity and the role of art and design in the wider community.