Peter Charles Gibson’s Made in Chinatown was published in March this year. The book delves into a little-known aspect of Australia’s past: its hundreds of Chinese furniture factories. We caught up with Peter to ask him a few questions about his motivations for writing the book, its significance and his writing process.
The SUP online store will be reopening on Monday 1 November 2021.
There may be delays between orders and delivery, but we will keep customers aware of when their items have shipped and are likely to arrive.
Monday 25 October marks the start of Open Access Week 2021 and this year the theme is: “It matters how we open knowledge: building structural equity”.
Head over to Open Access Australasia to peruse the program for this year. There will be a broad range of speakers and panellists featured, sure to inspire and lead to many thoughtful conversations and constructive ideas.
Happy History Week! The History Council of NSW has curated a fantastic line-up of activities exploring this year’s theme: “History: from the ground up.” If you’re looking for your next history read, here are some recent and forthcoming highlights from the SUP list (you can explore many more on our website).
Denise Varney is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches Australian theatre and performance, and modern and contemporary drama. Her new book, Patrick White’s Theatre: Australian Modernism on Stage, 1960–2018, explores how White’s plays have been staged and received over a period of 60 years, and offers a new analysis of his place in wider Australian modernist and theatrical traditions.
Image: a production of The Ham Funeral by Patrick White, State Theatre Company of South Australia.
For too long, research was done on First Nations peoples, not with them. Universities can change this
By Prof. Martin Gibbs
The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) was founded in 1970 to promote the newly created field of historical archaeology within Australia. At the core of this fascinating cross-disciplinary collaboration between archaeologists, historians and historical geographers lies the desire to understand the early colonial period of Australia including cross-cultural contacts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups.
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