If prizes were given out for the enthusiasm with which nations commemorate the centenary of the Great War, Australia would be first by a long shot. Dr Carolyn Holbrook looks at ‘Brandzac’.
For the first time in Australia, stories of Turkish soldiers will be told alongside those of Anzac soldiers in a bilingual exhibition at Monash Univeristy about the Gallipoli experience. The exhibition has been curated by Dr Azer Banu Kemaloğlu, of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University.
Join us this Remembrance Day for the launch of – World War One: A History in 100 Stories – a path-breaking social history written by Monash historians Professor Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley and Laura James.
Due to the remarkable success of the free online course, ‘World War One: A History … Continue reading Monash MOOC: World War 1 history in 100 stories
Our politicians ask us to imagine that our ‘fallen’ soldiers ‘sacrificed’ themselves for a higher … Continue reading Soldiers’ real stories are the best defence against Remembrance Day conditioning
One hundred years ago today, on 1 November 1914, the first deployment of Australian troops … Continue reading Monash University commemorates the Great War Centenary
One hundred years after the beginning of “The Great War”, it may surprise some people … Continue reading The untold stories of World War One now online at “One Hundred Stories”
by Bruce Scates Red poppies are a familiar sight in November. We see them pinned … Continue reading What have we forgotten this Remembrance Day?
A new book by Tim Fischer, Maestro John Monash: Australia’s Greatest Citizen General, is to be launched … Continue reading Book launch: Maestro John Monash, Australia’s greatest Citizen General
By Elizabeth Johnson On January 7, 1915, Frank Allshorn and his eldest son both enlisted … Continue reading A family at war – the Allshorns of Peel St, North Melbourne
By Ben Wellings and Shanti Sumartojo When prime minister Tony Abbottdeclared at Villers-Bretonneux that “no place … Continue reading Who owns the myths and legends of the Great War centenary?
by Louise Almeida They were four young Australian women who wanted to make a contribution … Continue reading Handle with care: Nurses make own sacrifices overseas
The documentary “Searching for Hector Thomson” will be broadcast as a feature on ABC Radio National … Continue reading Radio documentary based on Anzac Memories
The War Turned Upside Down: Changing the Way We Remember 1914 -1918 24 April 2014 … Continue reading Anzac Eve Event: The War Turned Upside Down
Australian tourists travelling through Lebanon and Egypt will have a better understanding of the role … Continue reading New website traces war in the desert
By Bruce Scates In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, the Australian Minister for Veterans’ Affairs … Continue reading Plans to digitise repatriation files will change the way we think of the Great War
by Alistair Thomson Sometimes you can’t write the history that needs to be told. In … Continue reading Searching for Hector Thomson – Anzac Memories Revisited
As the 11th hour strikes today Australians, along with other nations around the world, will … Continue reading Taking a moment of silence to remember
As Remembrance Day approaches, find out what Monash has to offer in Remembrance and ANZAC … Continue reading Lest we forget: Remembrance and Anzac teaching, learning and research at Monash
A new book by Monash University historians traces the pilgrimages of remembrance to World War … Continue reading World War II pilgrimages add new life to the Anzac legend
“This book is an astonishing achievement, at once sensitive, thoughtful, moving. In it we are … Continue reading Monash scholars lead inquiry into the meaning of ANZAC
Bound for Gallipoli: winners of the Monash Gallipoli prize prepare for their departure to Turkey. … Continue reading Bound for Gallipoli
The Australian Fellowship of Writers has honoured Monash historian Professor Bruce Scates for his recent … Continue reading Accolades for ANZAC historian
As the centenary of the Great War draws ever closer, Monash University researchers are leading the … Continue reading Anzac remembered
Anzac Memories Revisited: family history and Australian war remembrance On 18/4/13 the third Making Public Histories … Continue reading Anzac memories revisited