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Memo to the IPA: history teaching is driven by student demand, not 'identity politics'

  • Written by Trevor Burnard, Head of School and Professor of History, University of Melbourne
imageThe academy has changed substantially since Plato's time. Wikimedia

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has released a survey of history subjects at Australian universities, arguing that “identity politics” (subjects related to race, gender, class and the environment) have increased at the expense of subjects related to “Western...

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