The speech below was delivered by Professor Joy Damousi at the Melbourne book launch of The Work of History: Writing for Stuart Macintyre, Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 15 July 2022.
The speech below was delivered by Professor Graeme Davison at the Melbourne book launch of The Work of History: Writing for Stuart Macintyre, Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 15 July 2022.
When: 15 July 2022, 6pm-8pm (AEST)
Where: The Melbourne Athenaeum Library, 188 Collins Street Melbourne
The Melbourne Athenaeum will this month host the launch of The Work of History: writing for Stuart Macintyre, which celebrates the eminent historian.
Stuart Macintyre was an eminent figure within the world of Australian history scholarship for 45 years. This collection of essays and responses revisits and extends this extraordinary life of achievement and engagement. Leading scholars write here of Macintyre’s contribution to understanding radicalism and communism, postwar reconstruction, education and civics, universities, liberalism, historiography and the history wars. They also tell us about collegiality and friendship.
scholars to look outside the universities for their field of writing/publication/action; they define radical history and discuss the work of some of its past and present practitioners; they show that labour history grew out of intellectuals within the labour movement, and argue that labour history should re-invent itself as working class history; and they provide examples of their recent ‘radical history’ work
This book aims to assist anyone wishing to read and understand volume one of Karl Marx’s Capital. It contains over 100 entries, each of which provides a concise definition of a particular concept and employs a system of cross-referencing to indicate related entries
Global Economic Crisis as Social Hieroglyphic examines the 2008 global economic crisis as a complex social phenomenonor “social hieroglyphic”, arguing that the crisis is not fundamentally economic, despite presenting itself as such.
History of the Present describes the emergence of this ‘contemporary’ historical consciousness across a wide spectrum of cultural phenomena ranging from historiography to heritage and museum studies, and from the globalization of the novel to the rise of science fiction.