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.
One of the perks of being part of the University Library is sitting just across the hall from Rare Books and Special Collections, home to all kinds of treasures. Recently, a colleague from Rare Books appeared in the SUP office carrying a blast from our past: an Sydney University Press manuscript box from the 1960s.
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