Tom Griffiths‘ new book The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft is to be published by Black Inc. on 27 June. Update 26 October: our review of the book.
Meanwhile, a fortunate mistake by the publisher means we have an extra copy of the book which we propose to give away in what the Lotteries Officer in this territory describes as ‘a game of chance’.
No matter how practised we are at history, it always humbles us [says Tom Griffiths]. No matter how often we visit the past, it always surprises us. The art of time travel is to maintain critical poise and grace in this dizzy space.
Tom Griffiths is one of Honest History’s distinguished supporters.
In this landmark book [says the blurb], eminent historian and award-winning author Tom Griffiths explores the craft of discipline and imagination that is history.
Through portraits of fourteen historians, including Inga Clendinnen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Blainey and Henry Reynolds, he traces how a body of work is formed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience. With meticulous research and glowing prose, he shows how our understanding of the past has evolved, and what this changing history reveals about us.
Passionate and elegant, The Art of Time Travel conjures fresh insights into the history of Australia and renews our sense of the historian’s craft.
The game of chance
Answer this question: What are the seven ‘dangers’ from which the real elites must protect us?
The answer is in the Whizzbangs section of Honest History E-Newsletter No. 35.
Send your answer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00 pm AEST, Friday, 24 June. Subject line needs to say, ‘Honest History competition’. Email needs to include a postal address for delivery of prize.
We will draw the winner on Saturday, 25 June, notify the winner shortly thereafter and send out the book on Monday, 27 June, publication date. Honest History committee members are not eligible. Maximum of one entry per email address. Including a facsimile or scan of the top of a Corn Flakes box will have absolutely no impact on your chances.
15 June 2016