Private Lives, Public History

Anna Clark
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Subjects

History

Published

1 February 2016

ISBN

9780522868951

Pages

192

Weight

194g

Size

198mm x 138mm

Subjects

History

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Private Lives, Public History

Anna Clark
The past is consumed on a grand scale: popularised by television programs, enjoyed by reading groups, walking groups, historical societies and heritage tours, and supported by unprecedented digital access to archival records. Yet our history has also become the subject of heated political debate.

In Private Lives, Public History, historian Anna Clark explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, she uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate stories, and the role that history plays in our lives.
The past is consumed on a grand scale: popularised by television programs, enjoyed by reading groups, walking groups, historical societies and heritage tours, and supported by unprecedented digital access to archival records. Yet our history has also become the subject of heated political debate.

In Private Lives, Public History, historian Anna Clark explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, she uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate stories, and the role that history plays in our lives.

About the author

Anna Clark

Anna Clark is an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow in history education at Monash University. With Stuart Macintyre, she wrote The History Wars (Melbourne University Press 2003), and has recently published Convicted!, a history book for children (2005).

About Anna Clark

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