Historians becoming History

There was a time when history was defined as the queen of humanities, a required subject for any civically involved individual.

But over the last few decades the erosion of public funding and a move to a university model substantially funded by the preferences of international students has seen a marked drop in the number of historians working in the academy.




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Produced By: Stephen Hill

Featured In Story: Associate Professor Martin Crotty at the school of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 25 October 2023