Book Launch: 'True Biographies of Nations?'

Please join the NCB as it launches the latest ANU.Lives book ‘True Biographies of Nations?’: The Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography, edited by Karen Fox.

The book brings together practitioners from around the English‑speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects’ recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a digital environment, a new alertness to the need to represent diversity, and the rise of transnationalism. Exploring their paths forward, the chapters of this book collectively make a powerful argument for the continued value and importance of large‑scale collaborative biographical dictionary research.

Emeritus Professor Tom Griffiths will launch the book at the Harry Hartog bookstore in the Kambri precinct at the ANU on Tuesday 21 May at 5.30pm.

Please register to attend by COB Thursday 16 May for catering purposes (spaces are limited).

Date & time

Tue 21 May 2019, 5.30pm


Harry Hartog Bookseller, Kambri, 153-11 University Ave, ANU


Emeritus Professor Tom Griffiths


National Centre of Biography


Karen Fox


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