‘The Pivot of Power: Australian Prime Ministers and Political Leadership, 1949–2016’

Congratulations to Paul Strangio, Paul ‘t Hart and James Walter for their new book, which will be published on 28 August 2017. This second volume about the history of Australian prime ministers looks at how although prime ministership remains the main prize in Australian politics, it has become an increasingly precarious one. The book explains the Read more …

‘A History of Aboriginal Political Thought’

In this WEA course, Paula Byrnes delivers an informational (non-assessed) course on Aboriginal political perspectives since 1788. It is a university level course, ideal for Australian historians and postgraduates who would like to expand their knowledge of the topic.

Environment, Society, and the Making of the Modern World

The history and legacy of the UN Conference on the Human Environment. In 1972 the Swedish government took the initiative in organising what proved to be a landmark event – the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The approach of the 50th anniversary of this conference offers a timely opportunity to consider the role of international Read more …

CFP: How The Personal Became Political: Re-Assessing Australia’s Revolutions In Gender And Sexuality In The 1970s

Call for papers deadline 28 October 2016 Monday 6th March – Tuesday 7th March 2017, Australian National University How and why did matters previously considered private and personal, become public and political during the 1970s? What were the key policy shifts? How were protests in the streets connected to legislative reforms? Who were the critical Read more …