RAHS Day Lecture, ‘What is So Good About Crime: Historians’ Edition’

Online, Wednesday 1 May 2024, 1.00pm to 2.00pm AEST

While crime statistics trend downward, the appetite for stories about crime just keeps growing. This abiding interest makes historical crime a tempting area for historians following their own interests or with a view to writing histories that people want to read. In 2018, Nancy Cushing became part of this trend when she developed a course on the history of crime in Australia. In this talk, Nancy will discuss why crime can be so fruitful for historians, illustrating her points with examples from Australia’s criminal past.

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