Dr John Doyle hosted a Q&A session with award-winning political historian Judith Brett about her latest book, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting, and her forthcoming Quarterly Essay on Australia’s addiction to coal, out in June.
Rod Gillet reviewed Roy Hay‘s recent book, Aboriginal people and Australian football in the nineteenth century: They did not come from nowhere, in ‘Time On,’ Annual Journal of the New South Wales Australian Football History Society, 2019, pp. 60-61.
Dr. Carolyn Holbrook was interviewed on The Dead Prussian Podcast. Holbrook, along with Prof. Keir Reeves, chatted about their book, The great war: Aftermath and commemoration. You can listen back to the podcast here.
Due to government and institutional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, professional historians are experiencing dramatic changes to how they work and socialise. As we learn to negotiate these challenges, there are other demands, such as mortgage repayments, food and utility costs, that require our professional lives to continue. In response, PhD Candidate Deb Lee Talbot has established a series of free Shut Up and Write/Create sessions online.
A core difference between this model and others in existence is that these is that these Shut Up and Write/Create sessions recognise we are now attempting to negotiate work from our households. These spaces may include housemates, parents, children, or a yodelling Border Collie dog. There is an understanding that some sessions maybe a little less structured than others. Also, these sessions are designed to warmly welcome individuals not just writing but creating, be it artwork, a musical score, choreography planning and so forth.
To partake in the session you will need a link and password so please contact Deborah Lee-Talbot at firstname.lastname@example.org