Book Launch: History as Wonder: Beginning with Historiography (Marnie Hughes-Warrington)

Prof. Rae Frances will host the launch of History as Wonder: Beginning with Historiography by Marnie Hughes-Warrington. Prof. Frank Bongiorno and Prof. Joy Damousi will launch the book.

History as Wonder is a new take on the idea of history that tracks the entanglement of history and philosophy over time through the key idea of wonder. It explores the different ways in which historians across the globe have called upon wonder to cross boundaries between the past and the present, the universal and the particular, the old and the new, and the ordinary and the extraordinary. Promising to both delight and unsettle, it shows how wonder works as the beginning of historiography.

ISBN13: 978-­1138846227 (pbk)
ISBN13: 978-­1138846210 (hbk)

Also available in ebook format through Kindle, Kobo, and VitalSource


This event is presented by ANU School of History, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and Taylor and Francis Australia.

Date & time

Wed 27 Mar 2019, 5.45–7pm


Harry Hartog books, building #153 Kambri precinct


Prof. Rae Frances
Prof. Frank Bongiorno
Prof. Joy Damousi


School of History


School of History


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