Category Archive: Lowe, David

Upcoming Australian Policy and History Network Event

A research workshop convened by the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian Policy History Network and the Museum of Australian Democracy:

‘How Australians Should Live: Historical perspectives on Current Policy Challenges’

Date: 1 November 2016 (TBC)

Venue: Australian National University

Leaders: Frank Bongiorno, Nicholas Brown, Bruce Chapman, David Lowe, Meredith Edwards, Stuart Macintyre, Sean Read more »

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Raising our eyes in the wake of the Federal Election

by David Lowe

Director of the Alfred Deakin Research Institute at Deakin University and co-founder of the Australian Policy and History Network

 

Come September, Aussie Rules football fever is everywhere in Victoria, and indeed to varying extents, it captures attention throughout Australia. For the clubs lucky enough to be playing Read more »

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Politicians and Historians

by David Lowe, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University

 

Why don’t politicians listen to historians? Perhaps the key word in this question is ‘listen’. We know that politicians do, indeed, draw on historians’ works. A well-known Australian example is of historian Don Watson penning some of the more memorable of former Prime Read more »

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Politicians, History and Policy

by David Lowe, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University

 

Executive Summary

  • The need for an Australian web-network of historians who engage with current policy issues seems well-founded.
  • Research behaviour encouraged by the new Excellence for Research in Australia scheme doesn’t necessarily encourage contributions to public debate.
  • A robust sense of public Read more »

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