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What is the future of Academic Historians?

11 September 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST



What is the future of Academic Historians?

Hosted by History Council of New South Wales

The COVID pandemic has impacted many lives and many industries. Some have made fabulous commercial gains, but the university sector has been hit hard, with the loss of overseas students compounded by the deliberate exclusion of universities from government support.

The humanities, including history, were further targeted by government incentives to produce what was deemed ‘job-ready’ graduates and by a focus on new ‘science and research’ priorities. In this context, it has become harder than ever to find secure work as an academic historian.

Academic Historians, Professors David Lowe (Deakin University, Victoria), Melanie Oppenheimer (Flinders University and Australian National University), Erik Eklund (Federation University, Victoria) and Dr Andre Brett (University of Wollongong) present their views on the future of the History Academic in a discussion chaired by History Council of NSW Councillor, Dr Matthew Allen.


Credit: James Gillray, A Petty-Professor of Modern-History, Brought to the Light, (London, Hannah Humphrey, 1810)

Saturday 11 September 2021 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This is a free and online event. Registrations are important.

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