The Institute for Public History aims to raise community awareness of the importance of history and heritage by promoting events and publications (both online/print) that foster public knowledge of history.
The role of the Institute for Public History is to engage in community engagement programs that strengthen the links between historians inside and outside the university, and to create closer ties between professional historians, alumni, and a wider, interested public.
- Anzac Memories Revisited: family history and Australian war remembrance Last night the third Making Public Histories Seminar for 2013 was held at the State Library. In theme with ANZAC Day, Alistair Thomson (Monash University) and Carolyn Holbrook (Melbourne University) discussed the themes surrounding ANZAC remembrance and family history. Discussing a forthcoming edition of his 1994 study of ... Read more
- From written word to viewer-friendly doco The rewarding but challenging task of turning scholarly Australian history into engaging material for modern audiences will be discussed by a leading Monash University historian at an upcoming seminar. Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Dr Tony Moore will examine the trials, tribulations and pleasures of documentary-making since ... Read more
- The Making Public Histories Seminar Series returns in 2013. Kick-starting this year’s programme is Australian Bohemians on the screen and on the page. Tony Moore will discuss the evolution of his long term Australian cultural history project, from ABC TV documentary to PhD to his 2012 book, Dancing with Empty Pockets: Australia’s Bohemians. He will examine the trials, tribulations and ... Read more