History making news

A quick round-up of recent media engagements in History

Originally created March 10, 2023

Marco Duranti just finished an interview with SBS on the political situation in Georgia that will be used on their 6:30 news broadcast tonight (Friday). He also did four television interviews last year on the Russo-Ukrainian conflict for Channel News Asia, as well as an ABC radio interview on the French elections.

Meanwhile, Niro Kandasamy has just co-written and published a powerful op-ed piece in the ABC about Australia’s failure to live up to its international commitments and its consequences for the refugees who suffer from it. https://www.abc.net.au/religion/trauma-of-tamil-refugees-and-the-struggle-for-safety/102061982

Cindy McCreery continues to burn the midnight oil speaking in a huge range of fora about the crises that have beset the British monarchy of late. For just a few examples, see https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1740249/australia-republicanism-king-charles-iii-anthony-albanese on Australia becoming a republic, https://www.thelist.com/1200587/prince-harrys-future-plans-may-help-heal-the-royal-rift/ on Prince Harry, and https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/1042246-king-charles-mulls-visiting-australia-after-hugh-jackmans-shocking-prediction-about-royal-reign agreeing with Hugh Jackman about a royal visit.

Check out, too, James Curran’s regular column in the Australian Financial Review: https://www.afr.com/by/james-curran-p4yvj2 – including his latest on the controversy around the sub building program: https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/building-subs-in-the-us-will-intensify-debate-about-our-sovereignty-20230309-p5cqvn

You can also read a review of Frances Clarke’s new co-written book, Of Age: Boy Soldiers and Military Power in the Civil War Era in the Wall Street Journalhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/of-age-review-young-enough-to-fight-11675634461 – which was also featured in the WSJ’s list of ten best books to read in February – https://www.wsj.com/articles/10-books-to-read-the-best-reviews-of-february-d4e3e381 and Frances herself writes about the research she has done in the Smithsonian Magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-the-union-army-had-so-many-boy-soldiers-180981458/

If you haven’t already read Andres Rodriguez’s amazing new book, you can get a snapshot of it here, in a special article called “China’s Anxious Frontier: Fieldworkers on China’s Borders in the Early Twentieth Century,” in our School (SoH) Magazine https://indd.adobe.com/view/9eafd712-4524-4661-b5df-740b30ffb3de

You can become a Friend of the Art Gallery of NSW and listen to John Gagne’s amazing public lectures on art history here: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/events/art-appreciation-2023-online/

And, David Brophy weighs in to help explain the strike yesterday: http://honisoit.com/2023/03/were-making-union-history-here-usyd-staff-take-24-hour-strike-action/