History and Policy Making

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    If you stand back from the 'History Wars' that were waged with a good deal of vengeance, vindictiveness and anguish in Australia at least since 1996 (and probably a good deal before then) what was reflected was the remarkable cultural and political power of history in our political culture. There was clearly a sense that something important was at stake: that cultural conflict in Australia had the practice and use of history as its frontline and that this frontline extended into crucial national institutions - schools, universities, national broadcasters, the new national Museum of Australia: the sites of skirmishes are many.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-42
    JournalCultural Conflict in a Democracy: 2010 Conference Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventCultural Conflict in a Democracy: 2010 Conference of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia Inc - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


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