Sticking to her knitting: Reflections on a historian’s craft

Professor Kate Hunter discusses the importance of apparently trivial snippets of historical evidence.

What do postman’s slippers and the spangles of an Aboriginal showgirl’s costume have to do with the serious business of Australian and New Zealand history?

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Kate Hunter from the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations reflects on how the trivial and often over-looked snippets of historical evidence can open up broad questions, not just about history but about the way historians deal with the messy and chaotic past.

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