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History and Policy Workshop: London

December 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

History and Policy Workshop: London

Date: 11 December 2018

APH exists to put historians in touch with policy makers, encourage historically informed comment in public policy debate and put excellent history at the heart of policy making. Although we are the only project of our kind in the Australia we are far from being the only one in the world. For this conference, which will be open to policy makers and the public, we are partnering with the American Historical Association and History & Policy in the UK for a day of panels and discussion to explore how history informs public policy debate in different countries. What are the success stories, how do policy makers vary in their receptiveness, what can historians learn from each other and from the policy makers they talk to, and have particular topics got more traction in some places than others?


(All speakers and papers are provisional)


Citizens and nations

Joanna Cruickshank (Deakin): Mission legacies for Indigenous peoples

Pawan Singh (Deakin): Biometrics, identity and privacy in India

James Grossman (AHA): A historical perspective on memorials and public life

Carolyn Holbrook (Deakin): Historical attitudes in Australia towards the federation and contemporary difficulties with reform of the federal system


Health and wellbeing

Iona McCleery (Leeds): TBC        

Roberta Bivins (Warwick): TBC

Sally Sheard (Liverpool): TBC                   

Jenny Crane (Warwick): TBC


Moments of crisis

Klaus Neumann (Deakin): Refugees in changing societies

David Lowe (Deakin): Trump tumult and the Australian-American alliance in historical perspective

Dane Kennedy (National History Center): A perspective on Brexit from the history of British decolonisation

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December 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS