The Historian's Conscience: Australian Historians on the Ethics of History

The Historian's Conscience: Australian Historians on the Ethics of History

by Stuart Macintyre
     
 

Exploring pivotal questions of their profession, this collection of essays by 13 well-known Australian scholars presents the ethical challenges of researching and writing history. Including contributions from Alan Atkinson, Graeme Davison, Greg Dening, John Hirst, Beverley Kingston, Marilyn Lake, and Iain McCalman, this personally revealing and intellectually

Overview

Exploring pivotal questions of their profession, this collection of essays by 13 well-known Australian scholars presents the ethical challenges of researching and writing history. Including contributions from Alan Atkinson, Graeme Davison, Greg Dening, John Hirst, Beverley Kingston, Marilyn Lake, and Iain McCalman, this personally revealing and intellectually provocative introspection discusses such dilemmas as how to handle emotional investments in the subject, control sympathies and biases, and address the responsibilities historians have to both their subject and their audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522851397
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Macintyre is the Ernest Scott Professor of History, the dean of arts, and a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of A Colonial Liberalism, A History for a Nation, The History Wars, The Oxford History of Australia, Volume Four, and The Reds.

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