Video: What Really Happened at Gallipoli? Robin Prior, Carolyn Holbrook and Robert Manne in conversation
Robin Prior, author of Gallipoli: The end of the myth, and Carolyn Holbrook, author of Anzac: The unauthorised biography, join La Trobe University Emeritus Professor Robert Manne at the National Gallery of Victoria’s Clemenger Theatre as part of La Trobe’s Ideas and Society program.
In the words of Professor Manne, this conversation, subtitled ‘Separating the History from the Myth’, investigates “the reasons the British decided to land Allied forces on the Gallipoli peninsula, the reasons the campaign so comprehensively failed, and the central cultural puzzle: why, despite its abject failure and the needless deaths of so many young Australians, the Gallipoli campaign is still believed to have given birth to the Australian nation”.
La Trobe University Ideas and Society 2015. Duration: 1hr 30min 56sec. Access the video here.
Source: The Monthly, 28 Apr 2015
Video: Joan Beaumont interviewed by Robert Manne at the Bendigo Writers’ Festival
During a special-edition Ideas and Society event at Bendigo Writers’ Festival, author Joan Beaumont spoke with Ideas and Society Convenor, Robert Manne, about the centenary of the First World War. Topics included how Australia’s relationship with the British empire led to its involvement in the war and the degree to which the war left Australia with a diminished political culture. Joan Beaumont’s publication, Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War (Allen & Unwin, 2013) formed the basis of the discussion. This event took place on Saturday August 9 at Bendigo’s Capital Theatre during Bendigo Writers’ Festival. Access the video here.
Source: La Trobe University, 9 Aug 2014
Video: Glenda Sluga on Nationalism, Internationalism and the Legacies of the First World War (Sydney Ideas Lecture)
Professor Glenda Sluga (International History, University of Sydney) discusses the war’s legacies from the perspective of its end, and the twinned principles on which a new postwar international order was to be established. Access the video here.
Source: Australia’s Public Affairs Channel (A_PAC), 1 May 2014
Video: Interview with Marilyn Lake
Video: Anzac mythology not our only national story says historian. Commemorating Anzac Day should not come at the expense of historical understanding or Australia’s other national stories, says president of the Australian Historical Association Professor Marilyn Lake.
Source: The Age, 24 Apr 2013
Video: David Stephens on the Anzac Centenary and WW1
A talk by Dr David Stephens entitled ‘Not only but also: Three propositions about the Anzac Centenary and WW1’. Presented to Pax Christi (NSW) on 7th April 2014. The three propositions discussed are (1) Australia’s war history is much more than Australia’s military history (2) world war history is much more than Australian war history and (3) Australian history is much more than Australian war history. David Stephens is secretary of Honest History.
Source: Talk presented to Pax Christi (NSW) AGM, 14 Apr 2014
Video: Ben Griffin – ‘We will NOT fight for Queen and Country’
Video: Ben Griffin’s address at the Oxford University Union’s debate on the proposition: ‘We will NOT fight for Queen and Country’. In February 2013, Ben Griffin, former SAS soldier in the British army, spoke at the Oxford University Union debate in favour of the motion ‘We will NOT fight for Queen and Country’, explaining why he would no longer accept the lies which perpetuate war.
Source: Oxford University Union, Feb 2013