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Radical Ruminations, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving Mar 2015

Radical Ruminations, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

Beginning in 2010, historians Rowan Cahill and Terry Irving made wide ranging and reflective diary style contributions to their blog 'Radical Sydney/Radical History' about the nature of 'radical history', the process of being 'radical historians', politics, and political activism. This is that body of work.


The Cold War And Beyond, Rowan Cahill Jul 1985

The Cold War And Beyond, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review article centred on Ann Curthoys and John Merritt, editors, 'Australia's First Cold War, 1945-1953, Volume 1: Society, Communism and Culture' (Allen and Unwin, 1984) in which Cahill discusses Australian Cold War historiography, and reflects autobiographically about growing up as a 'Cold War' youth.


The Decline Of History, Rowan Cahill Jan 1977

The Decline Of History, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Written at a time when the teaching of 'History' was declining in Australian secondary schools (1970s), this is a view from the classroom by a classroom teacher. The author trenchantly defends the place of 'History' as a subject in Secondary schools, and opposes its teaching by non-history trained teachers, as well as the introduction of 'thematic' approaches. Instead he defends a broad 'History' curriculum, the exploration of cause and effect, and for Senior students, their introduction to the notion of 'historiography'.