History, War and the Legacy of Gallipoli – how much history is too much?

GallipoliThe next in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences’ Professionals Lecture Series will be presented by historian Associate Professor Peter Monteath on History, War and the Legacy of Gallipoli.

April 2015 will bring a focus on the legacy of  Gallipoli on an unparalleled scale. But is this good for us? How much history is enough, and how much is too much? What relevance does the legacy of Gallipoli hold for Australia in the 21st century, and what consequences does that have for the work of educators, curators and historians? In this presentation Associate Professor Monteath offers fresh perspectives on how Australians have used and abused Gallipoli’s legacy, and suggests ways in which Gallipoli’s future might be shaped.

The lecture will be on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 from 3.45pm for 4pm at Flinders University, Victoria Square.  Registration to professionalslectureseries@flinders.edu.au by 13 April. Refreshments will follow the one hour lecture.

Associate Professor Monteath teaches history in the School of International Studies. His research interests range across several aspects of modern European and Australian history, but have a particular emphasis on the political and cultural dimensions of war. He has many publications in peer-reviewed journals and his most recent books are POW: Australian Prisoners of War in Hitler’s Reich and Interned: Torrens Island 1914-1915.

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