Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

This celebration of the inspirational careers of two of Australia’s most eminent historians will be held 30 June to 2 July. There are a number of ways you can be involved: Cocktail Party and Keynote Address by Tom Griffiths, ‘Global Dreaming: Australia and the World’, $30 or Conference (2-day) and Cocktail Party/Tom Griffiths address: $150. Read more …

Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

Registrations are now open for a three day celebration of two inspirational careers. This event brings together historians from all over Australia and internationally to share ground-breaking new work on empires and exploration, cross-cultural encounters, the history of science, American exceptionalism, and social and environmental visionaries. Thursday 30 June to Saturday 2 July 2016, University Read more …

The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes

Han Baltussen (with Peter J. Davis), has edited The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes (University of Pennsylvania Press) offering new insights into the historical origins of the self-censorship used to temper controversial views, and revealing that the human voice cannot easily be silenced. The contributions provide a corrective to the misconception Read more …