Talk: Alistair Thomson, oral historian and author
Join Alistair Thomson, Professor of History at Monash University as he discusses his role as Project Leader of the Australian Generations Oral History Project. Exploring everyday life in each decade from the 1930s to the 1980s through interviews with ‘ordinary’ Australians, this national project examines the nature and meaning of Australian ‘generations’.
This is the first major national project to investigate intergenerational dynamics and the impact of dramatic social, technological and environmental changes on the experiences and attitudes of succeeding Australian ‘generations’.
Professor Thomson is an internationally renowned oral historian, author and radio documentarian. His publications include Anzac Memories: living with the legend; Moving Stories: an intimate history of four women across two countries and Ten Pound Poms: Australia’s invisible migrants (co-author with A. James Hammerton).
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