ATKINSON-PHILLIPS, Alison. Survivor Memorials: Remembering Trauma and Loss in Contemporary Australia. Crawley: University of Western Australia Publishing, 2019. 338p. Resenha de: SWAIN, Shurlee. Public History Review, v.27, 2020. As debate rages about memorials from the past Alison Atkinson-Phillips’ monograph, Survivor Memorials, is particularly timely. However, its focus is not on the past, but on a recent…

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WINGO, Rebecca S.; HEPPLER, Jason; SCHADEWALD, Paul (eds). Digital Community Engagement: Partnering Communities with the Academy. Cinncinati: Cinncinati University Press, 2020. 225p. Resenha de: FOSTER, Ann-Marie. Public History Review, v. 27, 2020. This collection of essays, edited by Rebecca S. Wingo, Jason Heppler and Paul Schadewald, introduces readers to digital community engagement, or DiCE, as…

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DIEFENDORF, Jeffry M.; DORSEY, Kurk (Eds). City, Country, Empire: Landscapes in Environmental History. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. Resenha de: SEARBY, Rose. Public History Review, v.14, 2007. Jeffry Diefendorf and Kurk Dorsey’s edited collection of essays, City, Country, Empire: Landscapes in Environmental History, is ambitious in undertaking to broaden the relevance and appeal of…

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KEAN, Hilda; MARTIN, Paul (Ed). The Public History Reader. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2013. Resenha  de: FOSTER, Meg. Public History Review, v.21, p.102-104, 2014. When confronted with the question, ‘what is public history?” many students and practitioners alike find themselves struggling for answers. Is it ‘the employment of historians and historical method outside of…

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MACINTYRE, Stuart. The Historian’s conscience: Australian Historians on the Ethics of History. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2004. 166p. Resenha de: ARROW, Michelle. Public History Review, v.14, 2007. Working in television making historical programs throughout 2004, my ‘historian’s conscience’ was occasionally troubled and tested by decisions we had to make about the stories we told. Mostly,…

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SMITH, Laurejane. Uses of Heritage. London; New York: Routledge, 2006. 368p. Resenha de: WARREN-FINDLEY, Jannelle. Public History Review, v.14, 2007. Laurajane Smith aims in this wide-ranging and richly documented text to use the themes of memory, performance, identity, intangibility, dissonance and place to explore the process of memory making. Beginning with the notion of ‘process’…

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STANTON, Cathy. The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City. Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006. 304p. Resenha de: ASHTON, Paul. Public History Review, v.14, 2007. Lowell National Historical Park was established in Massachusetts in the United States in 1979. It was part of an experiment which drew on a new economic…

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JAGGARD, Ed (Ed). Between the Flags: One Hundred Summers of Australian Surf Lifesving. Sydney: UNSW Press, 2006. 262p. Resenha de: CORNWALL, Jennifer. Public History Review, v.14, 2007. Ed Jaggard, in the editorial introduction to Between the Flags: one hundred years of Australian surf lifesaving, acknowledges that, with a few exceptions, the ninety or so Ed…

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GREGORY, Helen. Expressions of Mercy: Brisbane’s Mater Hospitals 1906-2006. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 2006. 279p. MARSDEN, Susan;  HUNTER, Cynthia. The Royal. A Castle Grand, a Purpose Noble. A History of The Royal Newcastle Hospital 1817-2005. Newcastle: Hunter New England Area Healt Service, 2005. 250p.; SHEEHAN, Mary; JENNINGS, Sonia. A Proffesion’s Pathway: Nursing at St.…

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NUGENT, Maria. Botany Bay: Where histories meet. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2005. 156p. Resenha de: MURRAY, Lisa. Public History Review, v.12, 2006. When I was asked to review Botany Bay: where histories meet, I readily agreed. I was keen to read it: it had received from the Australian Historical Association the inaugural Allan Martin Award…

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McKAY, Judith. Showing off: Queensland at World Expositions 1862 to 1988. Rockhampton; South Brisbane: Central Queensland University Press; Queensland Museum, 2004. 128p. Resenha de: SCHAMBERGER, Karen Liza. Public History Review, v.12, 2006. From axe heads floating in mercury to the night-time ‘light fantastic’ parade, this book traces Queensland’s official contribution to twenty-three world expositions from…

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HAMILTON, Paula. Craking Awaba: Stories of Mosman and Northern Beaches Comunities During the Depression. Mona Vale, Sydney: SHOROC Council Libraries, 2005. 160p. Resenha de: LUDLOW, Christa. Public History Review, v.12, 2006. The introduction to this attractively produced book states: Oral histories can sometimes give us information about events which have not been recorded in official…

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McKEMMISCH, Sue; PIGGOTT, Michael; REED, Barbara; UPWARD, Frank (Ed). Archives: Recordkeeping in Society. Charles Sturt University/Centre for Information Studies, 2005. 247p. Resenha de: SASSOON, Joana. Public History Review, v.12, 2006. Writing about memory is a popular topic for historians. Public History Review volume 10 had the title Remembering and Forgetting. Historians now recognise museums as…

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GILCHRIST, Hugh. Australians and Greeks: volume III: The later Years. Sydney: Halstead Press, 2004. 432p. Resenha de: ASHTON, Paul. Public History Review, v.12, 2006. Hugh Gilchrist’s Australians and Greeks: the Latter Years is the third and final volume in a remarkable trilogy. The origins of this enormous project can be traced back to Greece. As…

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DAVISON, Graeme; WEBBER, Kimberley (Ed). The Powerhouse Museum and its Precursors 1880-2005. Sydney: Powerehouse Publisching; University of NWW Press, 2005. 288p. Resenha de: SCORRANO, Armanda. Public History Review, v.12, 2006. The Powerhouse Museum was conceived by the trustees of the Australian Museum in 1878. By 1880, Australia’s first Technological and Industrial Museum was open to…

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