State of Hope - Griffith Review

State of Hope - Griffith Review
Talks / Lecture

21 February 2017, 6pm-7pm
Theatre, Lower Ground 1


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South Australia has always demonstrated a willingness to challenge prevailing sentiments, experiment, boldly innovate and take a national lead. Explore the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia with Dr Chris Wallace, Angela Woollacott, Peter Stanley and Amrita Malhi. Chaired by Griffith Review editor Julianne Schultz.

In association with Griffith Review

Angela Woollacott is the Manning Clark professor of history at the Australian National University. Her most recent book, Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture (Oxford University Press, 2015), was shortlisted for the history book award in the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards. She is researching and writing a biography of Don Dunstan, supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. 

Professor Peter Stanley of UNSW Canberra is the author of twenty-seven books, including Whyalla at War (East Street Publications, 2004). His recent titles include Lost Boys of Anzac (NewSouth, 2014) and Bad Characters (Pier 9, 2010), which jointly won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History in 2011.
Dr Chris Wallace is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the National Centre of Biography, School of History, ANU and a member of the Canberra Press Gallery. She is the author of several books including Greer, Untamed Shrew and The Private Don. Twitter: @c_s_wallace

Amrita Malhi
is a visiting Fellow in the ANU Coral Bell School for Asia Pacific Affairs. A historian of South-East Asia, she is also secretary of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. In 2015, she convened InterculturAdelaide: Cultural Adaptivity for the Asian Century, in association with the Ninth International Convention of Asia Scholars.
Dr Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of the Griffith Review, and a professor at Griffith University’s Centre for Cultural Research. Julianne was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her services to the community as a journalist, writer, editor and academic.

About the edition

As the industrial model that shaped twentieth-century South Australia is replaced by an uncertain future, now more than ever the state needs to draw on the strengths of its past in order to move ahead. 

South Australia has always demonstrated a willingness to challenge prevailing sentiments, experiment, boldly innovate and take a national lead – and as a result has produced a disproportionate number of leaders in business, science, the arts and public policy. 

Now, on the cusp of change, the state needs to draw on its talent for experiment and innovation in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive world. State of Hopeexplores the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia, and the possibilities of renewal and revitalisation. It celebrates the unselfconscious willingness that hope enables.

State of Hope is co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Patrick Allington

This edition is a partnership between Griffith Review and Flinders University, and is published with the support of Arts South Australia.