I have reported a number of keynote presentations from the annual conference of the Australian Historical Association this week, but my representation of the conference would be lacking if I did not report the humour that popped up throughout the five days in Canberra. The conference theme, ‘The Scales of HIstory’, lent itself to some light-hearted quips. Of course there were … [Read more...] about A Lighter Look at #OzHA2018
Laughs in the Archives
I had no trouble listening to Rob Oakeshott's speech yesterday when he took over sixteen minutes to tell us he was going to support Labor in parliament. Announcing his decision at the end of the speech rather than the beginning was a sure way to keep our attention. Would we have listened to his comments if he had announced his decision first? Oakeshott's speech was nothing … [Read more...] about And the Speeches Went On and On and on and….