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Dr. Nick Brodie, From PhD to Popular Author

After completing a doctoral dissertation in the obscure field of late medieval and early modern English vagrancy legislation, Nick Brodie has become a popular historical author of Australian history. Author of Kin: A Real People’s History of Our Nation (2015), 1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia’s Beginnings (2016) and The Vandemonian War: The Secret History of Britain’s Tasmanian Invasion (2017) he is one of Australia’s most prolific and critically acclaimed writers of popular history.

In this talk Nick address the challenges of balancing scholarly integrity with popular accessibility, the opportunities for historians outside of the university sector, and will talk about some of the historical discoveries he has made along the way.

Date Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Time 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentHistory & Art History
LocationBurns 5, Ground Floor, Arts Building, 95 Albany Street
Contact NameAngela Wanhalla

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