An Honest History symposium: ‘Presenting, choosing, measuring, changing history’

An Honest History symposium: ‘Presenting, choosing, measuring, changing history’
Monday 29 October 2018

An Honest History symposium in conjunction with the Australian National University,

With Frank Bongiorno, Michael Brissenden, Alison Broinowski, Pamela Burton, Michael Cooney, Shaun Crowe, Paul Daley, Emily Gallagher, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Carolyn Holbrook, Benjamin T. Jones, Ann McGrath, Michael Piggott, David Stephens, Sue Wareham, Clare Wright, in discussion

The symposium marks five years of the Honest History website ( The Honest History coalition has promoted balanced consideration of Australian history by offering contesting, evidence-based interpretations to students, teachers, universities, journalists and the public.

The symposium runs the microscope over many facets of history – the stories and the study – in the year 2018. It looks at how history is presented, how we choose our history, how historians tackle their discipline, and how we bend 'the arc of history'.

During the morning, Michael Brissenden of the ABC will launch a new book On Patriotism (Melbourne University Press) by Paul Daley, writer and Guardian Australia journalist.

Entry: $12.31 (inc.morning/afternoon tea and lunch).


Date and Time:Thursday, 8 November 2018

8:30 am – 4:30pm

Location: Law Lecture Theatre, ANU, Canberra

7 Fellows Road, Acton, ACT 2601



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