Sharing Stories: the Australian History Industry
Our speaker, Dr Paul Ashton, will be sharing his stories about the Australian history industry. Started by small groups of antiquarians and novelists, Australians legitimately participate in history in myriad ways. Local, community, indigenous and family historians now investigate the past.
Australian history has undergone major transformations over the 20th and 21st centuries. Today, local, community and family historians spend huge amount of time and resources investigating the past. The Stolen and Forgotten Generations seek connection and healing through history. The digital revolution has democratised history making and its production and consumption. Indigenous, immigration, gender, cultural, environmental and public stories has supplanted the stories of dead white males. Dr Paul Ashton will explore these stories.