The Work of History

Writing for Stuart Macintyre

Peter Beilharz, Sian Supski
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The Work of History

Published

5 July 2022

ISBN

9780522878608

Pages

408

Weight

560g

Size

234mm x 155mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The Work of History

Writing for Stuart Macintyre

Peter Beilharz, Sian Supski
An exploration of the work and legacy of one of Australia's most distinguished historians
Stuart Macintyre was an eminent figure within the world of Australian history scholarship for 45 years. This collection of essays and responses revisits and extends this extraordinary life of achievement and engagement. Leading scholars write here of Macintyre's contribution to understanding radicalism and communism, postwar reconstruction, education and civics, universities, liberalism, historiography and the history wars. They also tell us about collegiality and friendship.

The practice of history writing and telling has long been central to the narrative of the nation in Australia. The Work of History connects us to that past. It raises the question of what comes next, and re-values Macintyre's contribution, serving both as a snapshot of the state of the historian's art, and an introduction to those who come more recently to this highly contested field.
Stuart Macintyre was an eminent figure within the world of Australian history scholarship for 45 years. This collection of essays and responses revisits and extends this extraordinary life of achievement and engagement. Leading scholars write here of Macintyre's contribution to understanding radicalism and communism, postwar reconstruction, education and civics, universities, liberalism, historiography and the history wars. They also tell us about collegiality and friendship.

The practice of history writing and telling has long been central to the narrative of the nation in Australia. The Work of History connects us to that past. It raises the question of what comes next, and re-values Macintyre's contribution, serving both as a snapshot of the state of the historian's art, and an introduction to those who come more recently to this highly contested field.

Peter Beilharz

Peter Beilharz

Peter Beilharz is Professor of Critical Theory at Sichuan University. He is founding editor of Thesis Eleven.

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Sian Supski

Sian Supski

Sian Supski is a freelance researcher, and Adjunct Research Fellow in Sociology at La Trobe University. She is an editor of Thesis Eleven.

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