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.
by Peter Beilharz and Sian Supski
Stuart Macintyre died in Melbourne on 22 November 2021. He was one of the leading Australian historians of our times, an inspiring scholar, a culture builder, and endless source of generosity and enthusiasm for the work of history as well as the social sciences. A young Althusserian, all those years ago, he was a lifelong socialist and labour movement enthusiast.