Ken Inglis book to be launched by Tom Griffiths, Melbourne, 10 March

“I Wonder”: The Life and Work of Ken Inglis, edited by Peter Browne and Seumas Spark, is to be launched by historian Tom Griffiths at Readings, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton, Tuesday, 10 March at 6 for 6.30pm.

More about the book, published by Monash University Publishing.

Whether he was writing about religion, the media, nationalism, the ‘civil religion’ of Anzac, a subject he made his own, or collaborating on monumental histories of Australia or the remarkable men aboard the Dunera, he brought wit, erudition and originality to the study of history. Alongside his history writing, he pioneered press criticism in Australia, contributed journalism to magazines and newspapers, and served as vice-chancellor of the fledgling University of Papua New Guinea. This collection of essays traces the life and work of this much-loved historian and observer of Australia life. (blurb)

Contributors: Annette Becker, Frank Bongiorno, Peter Browne, Martin Crotty, Joy Damousi, Robert Dare, Glyn Davis, Graeme Davison, Gavan Daws, Raelene Frances, Bill Gammage, Judith Keene, Diane Langmore, Shirley Lindenbaum, Janet McCalman, Stuart Macintyre, Ian Maddocks, Marian Quartly, Bruce Scates, Seumas Spark, Peter Stanley, Bob Wallace, Sue Wallace, Jay Winter.

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19 February 2020