New Books Network

Andrew Wright Hurley, “Ludwig Leichhardt’s Ghosts: The Strange Career of a Traveling Myth” (Camden House, 2018)
Andrew Wright Hurley talks about the life and afterlife of the Prussian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, a man whose reputation has shifted to reflect the changing cultures of Australia and Germany over the past 160 years. Hurley is an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the... Read More
Roy Hay, “Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the 19th Century” (Cambridge Scholars, 2019)
Today we are joined by Roy Hay, Honorary Fellow at Deakin University, and the author of Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the 19th Century: They Did Not Come From Nowhere (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019).  In our conversation, we discussed the origins of Australian Rules Football, indigenous competition in cricket... Read More
Christina Thompson, “Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia” (Harper, 2019)
It’s rare for a book of non-fiction to catch the interest of the reading public in the United States, much less a book on the history of science in the Pacific. But Christina Thompson‘s Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia (Harper, 2019) has managed to do just that. When Europeans... Read More
Bonita Mersiades, “Whatever It Takes: The Inside Story of the FIFA Way” (Powderhouse Press, 2018)
Today we are joined by Bonita Mersiades, former Head of Public Affairs with the Football Federation Australia, and author of Whatever It Takes: The Inside Story of the FIFA Way (Powderhouse Press, 2018).  In our conversation, we discussed the 2018/2022 Australian World Cup bid, the future of global football, and... Read More
David Bissell, “Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities” (MIT Press, 2018)
What kind of time do we endure on our daily commutes? What kind of space do we occupy? What new sorts of urbanites do we thereby become? In Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities (MIT Press, 2018), geographer David Bissell contends that to commute is to enter a... Read More
Seamus O’Hanlon, “City Life: The New Urban Australia” (NewSouth Publishing, 2018)
In his new book, City Life: The New Urban Australia (NewSouth Publishing, 2018), Seamus O’Hanlon, an Associate Professor at Monash University, explores the economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes in Australian cities over the last four decades.  Globalization, de-industrialization and mass immigration have changed the makeup of major cities like Sydney and Melbourne... Read More
Annabel Cooper, “Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen” (Otago UP, 2018)
In her new book, Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen (Otago University Press, 2018), Annabel Cooper, an Associate Professor in the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Otago, explores how filmmakers have portrayed the New Zealand wars of the 19th century and how those productions... Read More