by Janet Scarfe, Monash University Five thousand Australian nurses served during the second world war. … Continue reading ‘It makes one feel and realise what a dreadful thing war is’ – a nurse’s story
Third-yearJournalism and Masters of Journalism students are encouraged to apply to be part of a … Continue reading Applications open for 2016 CEW Bean Prize
‘World War One: A History in 100 Stories’ was launched at Melbourne Museum on Remembrance … Continue reading 100 Stories launch at Melbourne Museum
Ben Wellings November 11 resonates less with Australians than April 25. But Armistice Day provides … Continue reading Only the conscription referendums made Australia’s Great War experience different
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.
Monash journalism students have produced historically significant work in News Corp publications to mark the centenary … Continue reading Students retrace historic footsteps of the Great War
by Bruce Scates Narratives of nationhood too often blind us to the futility of Gallipoli … Continue reading Political rhetoric makes a parody of remembrance
by Bruce Scates In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, the Australian Minister for Veterans’ Affairs … Continue reading Centenary plans to digitise repatriation files will change the way we think of the Great War
by Howard Manns Wars, soldiers and remembrance, not surprisingly, have a large impact on language. … Continue reading Lest we forget lest: Anzac and the language of remembrance
As The Water Diviner is released on commercial television and premieres in Los Angeles, researchers at Monash University reveal the identity of the film’s central character. Monash University historian Professor Bruce Scates and his doctoral student, Rebecca Wheatley, have spent years charting early Australian journeys to battlefields overseas.
Third-year and Masters Journalism students are encouraged to apply to be part of a unique … Continue reading Applications open for the 2015 CEW Bean Prize
Change the way you see World War 1 as you explore stories of hope, suffering … Continue reading Sign up to free Future Learn online MOOC course – World War 1: A History in 100 Stories
Why did enlisted school teachers die at a greater rate than other soldiers and proportionately … Continue reading Interview with Rosalie Triolo: Schools and the First World War
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
by Ben Wellings For all its importance, Remembrance Day, November 11, does not capture the Australian … Continue reading Lest we forget: why November 11 lives in the shadow of Anzac Day
As part of an effort to commemorate the centenary of World War One, Public Record … Continue reading Internships for Monash students help digitise WW1 history
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