Book News and Reviews 2018

Senior Lecturer Thomas Adams, along with Matt Sakakeeny, are pleased to note that their edited collection, Remaking New Orleans: Beyond Exceptionalism and Authenticity will be available from Duke University Press in early 2019.
Professor Michael A. McDonnell, along with Associate Professor Kate Fullagar at Macquarie University, published a new edited collection in November with Johns Hopkins University Press, entitled Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age. A blog about the book appeared late last year at the Age of Revolutions blogsite:
“Expansive,” “deft,” “lively,” “cogent and powerful,” and “essential reading” – just some of the praise for Miranda Johnson’s book, This Land is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State, in a new review for H-Environment.
Congratulations to recent PhD recipient Billy Griffiths on the publication of Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia, which investigates a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia. The book explores what it means to live in a place of great antiquity, with its complex questions of ownership and belonging. Billy will launch his book in Sydney at a special event at Gleebooks on Thursday 15 March 2018, 6:30 pm: “In conversation: Billy Griffiths discusses his book Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia with Professor Iain McCalman” For further information and tickets, click here.
A “dazzling work of microhistory.” Professor Chris Hilliard’s latest book The Littlehampton Libels is reviewed in the London Review of Books.
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