Dr Mathew Turner’s article “Denial – A Timely Reminder That We Should Confront Distortions of History” was published on The Conversation on 12 April 2017. Dr Turner was asked to write a review of the upcoming film “Denial”, a dramatisation of the David Irving-Deborah Lipstadt libel trial, and to provide an opinion on the phenomenon of Holocaust denial.
Dr Turner is a sessional academic and historian at Deakin University, and teaches undergraduate units on the Holocaust and Twentieth Century History. He completed his PhD in June 2016. His book, Historians at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial: their Role as Expert Witnesses, is scheduled for publication by I.B. Tauris in January 2018.