• Q & A with Mark Moran - Editor of Too Close to Ignore

    Q & A with Mark Moran - Editor of Too Close to Ignore

    Posted on 11 May 2020 under

    Mark Moran talks about fieldwork, travelling in dinghies and the chaos of writing.

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  • Q & A with Sue Silberberg - Author of A Networked Community

    Q & A with Sue Silberberg - Author of A Networked Community

    Posted on 6 May 2020 under

    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.

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  • Mother's Day Gift Guide

    Mother's Day Gift Guide

    Posted on 29 Apr 2020 under

    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.

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  • Steve Bracks in conversation with Bernard Collaery: Opening Remarks by the Hon Steve Bracks AO

    Steve Bracks in conversation with Bernard Collaery: Opening Remarks by the Hon Steve Bracks AO

    Posted on 23 Apr 2020 under

    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.

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  • Ghosts but not golf at the Abbotsford Convent

    Posted on 21 Apr 2020 under

    From nunnery to eatery and cultural epicentre, Stuart Kells traces the vibrant history of the national treasure.

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  • The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt: Launch Speech by Justin Clemens

    The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt: Launch Speech by Justin Clemens

    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.

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  • An Excerpt of 'Other People's Houses' by Hilary McPhee

    An Excerpt of 'Other People's Houses' by Hilary McPhee

    Posted on 17 Jan 2020

    Forty-eight hours later, I was in Jordan.

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  • Australia's Own National Security State: An excerpt of 'Secret' by Brian Toohey

    Australia's Own National Security State: An excerpt of 'Secret' by Brian Toohey

    Posted on 16 Jan 2020

    The power of Australia’s national security establishment has grown enormously in recent years, as has its protective wall of secrecy.

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  • Welcome to the Anthropocene: An Excerpt of 'Sunburnt Country' by Joëlle Gergis

    Welcome to the Anthropocene: An Excerpt of 'Sunburnt Country' by Joëlle Gergis

    Posted on 10 Jan 2020

    As we nudge ever closer to the 1.5°C guardrail thought to keep the Earth’s climate stable, the past tells us that even very small changes really do make a difference.

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  • MUP appoints new Senior Director of Marketing and Sales

    MUP appoints new Senior Director of Marketing and Sales

    Posted on 8 Jan 2020

    Melbourne University Publishing has appointed Brian MacDonald as its new Senior Director of Marketing and Sales.

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  • Hachette Australia and MUP announce that Hachette Australia has acquired the rights to the 'On Series'

    Posted on 3 Oct 2019

    Fiona Hazard, Group Publishing Director of Hachette Australia is delighted to announce that, effective 2nd January 2020, Hachette Australia has acquired the rights to Melbourne University Press’ popular ON SERIES.

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  • Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond Transforming Education in Art, Architecture and Design

    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.

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  • MUP announces new CEO Dr Nathan Hollier

    MUP announces new CEO Dr Nathan Hollier

    Posted on 13 Jun 2019

    Melbourne University Publishing has appointed seasoned university publisher Doctor Nathan Hollier as its new Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Bill Shorten on #mymum Ann Shorten

    Bill Shorten on #mymum Ann Shorten

    Posted on 9 May 2019 under

    In this extract from Bill Shorten’s For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia’s Future (MUP, 2016), he looks back on the emphasis on education and social justice in his childhood, inspired by his mother, Ann Shorten.

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  • Revisiting Henderson launched by Dennis Glover

    Revisiting Henderson launched by Dennis Glover

    Posted on 8 Apr 2019

    On Thursday 4 April, Dennis Glover launched this collection of essays that brings together leading social security researchers and policy analysts to reflect on past trends, the key changes that the system must adapt to and what this will involve.

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  • A stack of new releases from MUP

    A stack of new releases from MUP

    Posted on 2 Apr 2019

    Covering the banking royal commission, Cardinal George Pell’s conviction, the issues that matter in the upcoming Federal election, the digital revolution and more, these titles are, in true MUP fashion, setting the agenda in political, historical and current affairs. Along with landmark illustrated titles, the very best in Australian academic writing and a cheeky dictionary with a twist—these books are ready to leave their mark.

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  • Announcing the MUP Academic Monograph Catalogue 2019

    Announcing the MUP Academic Monograph Catalogue 2019

    Posted on 25 Mar 2019

    This year, we are proud to present a dynamic catalogue of the very best Australian academic research on history, film, religion, the military and more.

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  • Audio Stories from Adelaide

    Audio Stories from Adelaide

    Posted on 21 Mar 2019

    The sessions from Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019 are now available in podcast form, so whether you couldn’t make it or would like to hear it all again, settle in for a suite of erudite and contemplative conversations.

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  • The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions

    The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions

    Posted on 20 Mar 2019

    When socialist barrister and aspiring member of parliament Maurice Blackburn met Doris Hordern, ardent feminist and campaign secretary to Vida Goldstein, neither had marriage in their imagined futures. But they fell in love-with each other as much as with their individual aspirations to change the world for the better.

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  • MUP welcomes new directors and launches Editorial Advisory Board

    MUP welcomes new directors and launches Editorial Advisory Board

    Posted on 14 Mar 2019

    Two new directors with extensive publishing experience were appointed to the board of Melbourne University Publishing Ltd (MUP) by the University of Melbourne Council today. The MUP Board also announced the first eight members of the new MUP Editorial Advisory Board.

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