Tag Archive: History

The Value and Utility of History and the Challenge of the New Curriculum

by Rashna Taraporewalla, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Queensland


Executive summary

  • The elevation of History to the position of one of four fundamental academic domains underpinning the new National Curriculum responds to a view iterated in public discourse in recent years that history has both value and utility for 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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