Category Archives: e-Bulletin 2013

Guest Editorial – Historically-minded in Queensland

Dear Editor, Your recent editorial on generational change expressed some important issues very clearly. It is certainly true, as you say, that it is the 60+ generation that seem the most interested in history, and that trend has probably been with us since Adam was a boy. I am not sure if anyone has done…
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Editorial – It’s not all Gloom and Doom!

I am told that "May you live in interesting times", is often referred to as the Chinese curse. I don’t believe in curses in any providential sense, but it is true that, as professional historians, we are living in interesting times. There is much about our present context that makes it difficult for a historian…
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2013 John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction – Dr Ruth Kerr, OAM

Few people have made a greater contribution to excellence in Queensland history as Dr Ruth Kerr has, and continues to, over a career spanning forty-five years. In her teaching, research, publications and involvement with Queensland State Archives, Queensland Parliamentary Library, a range of Queensland Government Departments, the University of Queensland, the Royal Historical Society of…
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An Australian Intellectual View of the History Profession

By Neville Buch, MPHA Greg Melleuish is an Australian intellectual historian, a rare and strange creature in this country. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, and is  generally considered a conservative scholar with very critical views of the contemporary history discipline and the humanities generally. There are problems that he sees…
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Who is best to write history in the marketplace?

David Greenberg. That Barnes & Noble Dream (Entry 1), Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2005 (Entry 1), and Wednesday, May 18, 2005 (Entry 2), in Slate Online Magazine. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history_book_blitz/features/2005/that_barnes_noble_dream/academics_historians_vs_popularizers.html It is an important experience to hear what people actually say about history and historians, instead of what they want you to hear, knowing your role as…
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Editorial – Professional History as Generational Change

One of the prejudices I struggle with are judgements about generation.  Perhaps it is the stage of my life. I am in the thick of it; a cross-point between family relations that are very young and very old.  My partner and I are looking after one child who at primary school and nurturing a young…
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Editorial – Getting Out There

The year is racing past. We blinked and the editor failed to get the April edition of the e-Bulletin out. Hence we are now up to the May edition. It is time to get out there. This month the big event to get out to, if you are in the neighbourhood, is our regional meeting…
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