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‘From Boom to Bust’: AHA Conference 2016
4 July 2016 - 8 July 2016
The drama of a ‘boom to bust’ (rise and fall) or a ‘bust to boom’ (rags to riches) tale makes for a compelling story. Historians rarely shy away from the appeal of such narratives. At the AHA 2016 annual conference the changing fortunes of the mining, industrial, cultural, environmental, and heritage sectors – and the histories of everything in between – will be exposed and scrutinised. The conference will give historians a forum in which to explain the rhetorical value of ‘boom to bust’ histories, challenge their veracity and expand what we actually think of as booming and busting.
Goldfields site visits and ancillary events will be scheduled for Saturday 9 July.
AHA 2016: From Boom to Bust is convened by the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) at Federation University Australia.