Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC: Writing the History of the World from 5.30pm GU Tastings. The Twilight Lecture is at 6.30pm. Wednesday, 27th March, 2013
HOSTED BY: The Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne
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Professor Geoffrey Blainey is Australia’s best known living historian. His Short History of The World, an international best-seller, can be read in many languages. Another recent book, A Short History of Christianity, is reported to have topped the best-seller list in South America last year.
His televised history of Australia, The Blainey View, was shown in ten episodes on ABC television in the early 1980s.
Geoffrey Blainey was Professor of Economic History and then of History at The University of Melbourne, and he also held a Chair at Harvard University in the United States of America. He has been Chairman of a variety of national institutions, including the Australia Council for the Arts, the National Council for the Centenary of Federation and the Australia-China Council.
In New York in 1988, along with the celebrated economist Professor J. K. Galbraith, he was awarded the Encyclopedia Britannica’s Gold Medal for Excellence in the Dissemination of Knowledge for the Benefit of Mankind. He is also a well known speaker, and several of his speeches have been republished in books entitled Great Australian Speeches.
Professor Blainey has written thirty-eight full length books, some of which have been published through Melbourne University Press.