Session 4: Historical Authority and Alternative Voices
History Matters Series
Professional historians are certainly not the only people who research and communicate the past to broad audiences. ‘History is the work of many hands’, as one writer said. This session addresses alternative voices and ways that journalists and novelists write about and use history in their work.
Minna Muhlen-Schulte, historian and Senior Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage.
Paul Daley is a Guardian journalist who has won many awards for his outstanding articles. He also writes about Australian history and culture and is particularly interested in Indigenous histories.
Christine Piper is a novelist of Japanese Australian Heritage and draws on extensive historical research from both countries. Her first novel After Darkness won the Australian Vogel’s Literary Award in 2014 and she is now working on her second novel.
Public history shapes our communities’ understandings of the past. This series will explore the issues that stimulate and bedevil the work of public historians. This seminar series aims to encourage a more reflective approach to the practice of history and create conversations across a diverse cohort of practitioners. Professionals, scholars, students and those with a long-standing interest in public history all welcome.
Presented by Professional Historians Association (NSW & ACT) and Oral History NSW.