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Interested in studying public history at UTS?
Students can undertake public history studies at UTS as a postgraduate research degree (at masters and doctoral levels).
For further information contact:
Director, Australian Centre for Public History
Tel +61 2 9514 2709
What are you currently researching?
I’m writing a history of Australian history, which looks at the ways Australia’s national story has been considered since the first iterations 200 – 300 years ago, up until today.
Why is this important?
Strangely, despite loads of debates about Australian history in recent years, there has never been a history of the ways Australian history has changed since those first approaches to the subject those 200 – 300 years ago. Every generation interprets its history differently and this project, for the first time, will canvass the ways those changing interpretations have appeared and disappeared over time.
Where do you see the research leading?
I would really like the research influencing the ways Australians understand their own national story. History isn’t static, it’s not objective, every generation interprets its national story according to the values of the day. I’d like ordinary people to understand the ways history change over time, how it’s interpreted and how it’s portrayed across generations.
Anna Clark: A History of Australian History, UTS FASS research