Enduring Legacies: History Writers' Festival 2015

Enduring Legacies: History Writers' Festival 2015

Principal speaker

Professor Julianne Schultz

Griffith Review’s latest edition, Enduring Legacies, moves past the notion of ‘Lest We Forget’ and its high profile commemorations to reflect on the human, political, economic and military legacies of the wars of the twentieth century that still reverberate today. Join Griffith Review’s editor, Julianne Schultz, as she discusses this topic with contributors Jenny Hocking (Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History and Gough Whitlam: His Time), Ross McMullin (Pompey Elliott) and Clare Wright (The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka).

Session sponsored by Griffith Review.

Jenny Hocking is an Australian Research Council DORA professorial fellow at the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University, the inaugural Distinguished Whitlam Fellow with the Whitlam Institute at the University of Western Sydney. She is the author of three biographies, including the two-volume biography of Gough Whitlam, Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History (MUP, 2008) and Gough Whitlam: His Time (Miegunyah Press, 2012), which was short-listed for multiple awards.

Ross McMullin’s biography Pompey Elliott (Scribe, 2002) won awards for biography and literature. His biography Will Dyson: Australia’s Radical Genius (Scribe, 2006) was highly commended by the National Biography Award judges. Dr McMullin’s most recent book, Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia’s Lost Generation (Scribe, 2012), has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History and the National Cultural Award.

Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review. She is a member of the Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research and the Australia Council for the Arts’ Pool of Peers and chairs the AFTRS. She sits on the editorial board of The Conversation and has served on the board of directors of the ABC and Grattan Institute. She is the author of several books and librettos. She is a thought leader on media and culture.

Clare Wright is an Associate Professor in History at La Trobe University. Her latest book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (Text, 2013), won the 2014 Stella Prize and Nib Literary Award and was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s, Queensland, WA and NSW Literary Awards. She co-wrote the ABC television documentary series, The War That Changed Us.

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