Let’s find out if historians can talk!

I'm convinced that there is enough material in Australia to support a weekly conversation with an historian - I guess the question is whether there is the listener/subscriber base. So I was delighted to hear this week that James Valentine, a radio host with ABC702 in Sydney kicked off just such a conversation with Associate Professor Clare Wright from LaTrobe University.

The Possibility of Small Revolutions

The digital revolution and the practice of history: what's changed and what hasn't changed? This was the question posed by Dr Tim Sherratt in his keynote address at the History teachers Association/Macquarie Uni Headstart to Extension seminar this week. Sherratt describes himself as a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. As …

Podcasting for historians (and for fun)

I've been thinking about writing about podcasts for a while and it seems I'm not the only one. Elizabeth Covart published a really interesting blogpost today about  Trends in Digital Communications which is worth a read—she  produces the successful Ben Franklin's World podcast series in the US.  I'm no tech writer, but it seems to me that …

The Power of Audio: Presenting the Past

A cornerstone of this week’s New South Wales History Week was Presenting the Past: A Symposium on History and the Media, held at the State Library of New South Wales. The symposium has its own blog which will soon feature detailed reviews of the sessions. Suffice to say I came away from the Symposium inspired …