A celebration of history

I spent an inspiring afternoon at the ANU today, where the School of History celebrated recent books produced by staff, students and visitors (like me). So many great books:

Mark Dawson, Bodies Complexioned: Human Variation and Racism in Early Modern English Culture, c.1600-1750 (Alex Cook)

Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott (eds), Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia (Carolyn Strange)

Marnie Hughes-Warrington, History as Wonder (Ben Silverstein)

Lawrence Bamblett, Fred Myers and Tim Rowse (eds), The Difference Identity Makes: Indigenous Cultural Capital in Australian Cultural Fields (Malcolm Allbrook)

Daniel Oakman, Oppy: The Life of Sir Hubert Opperman (Lawrence Bamblett)

Sam Furphy (ed.), Aboriginal Protection and its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies (Angela Woollacott)

Kylie Carman-Brown, Following the Water: Environmental History and the Hydrological Cycle in Colonial Gippsland, Australia, 1838–1900 (Chris Wallace)

Benjamin T. Jones, John Uhr and Frank Bongiorno (eds), Elections Matter: Ten Federal Elections That Shaped Australia (Nicholas Brown)

Carroll Pursell, Technology in America: A History of Individuals and Ideas (3rd Edition) (Douglas Craig)

Joy McCann, Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean (Marnie Hughes-Warrington)

Ben Silverstein, Governing Natives: Indirect Rule and Settler Colonialism in Australia’s North (Sam Furphy)

Angela Woollacott, Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician Who Changed Australia (Frank Bongiorn

Special thanks to Taswegian and Professor of History, Marnie Hughes-Warrington, for her poetic and insightful review of Wild Sea which, I hope, she will publish at some stage.


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