Australian Economic History: Transformations of an Interdisciplinary Field

book launch

In a time of pandemics, war and climate change, fostering knowledge that transcends disciplinary boundaries is more important than ever. Economic history is one of the world’s oldest interdisciplinary fields, with its prosperity dependent on connection and relevance to disciplinary behemoths economics and history. Australian Economic History is the first history of an interdisciplinary field in Australia, and the first to set the field’s progress within the structures of Australian universities. It highlights the lived experience of doing interdisciplinary research, and how scholars have navigated the opportunities and challenges of this form of knowledge. These lessons are vital for those seeking to develop robust interdisciplinary conversations now and in the future.

Refreshments will be provided.

Books will be available for purchase on the evening in the Street Theatre.

About the author

Claire E. F. Wright is an economic and business historian at the University of Technology Sydney. She is interested in knowledge, markets, and business strategy, and is working on the first history of Australian women in corporate leadership (ARC DECRA 2022-25). She serves on the executive of the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand, and tweets @hereorclaire.

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The Street Theatre Foyer, 15 Childers Street Canberra, ACT 2601