Tribute to Stuart Macintyre AO & Book Launch of The Party

This event will commemorate Stuart Macintyre’s life as a historian, activist, and university leader, and will launch his book, The Party.

About this event

The late Professor Stuart Macintyre was one of Australia’s most influential historians. He was for many years, President of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. This event will commemorate Stuart’s life as a historian, activist, and university leader, and will launch his last book, The Party.

Frank Bongiorno, distinguished Professor of History at the ANU, and a close colleague of Stuart’s will speak to his life and launch the book. A panel discussion will follow on the contribution of Stuart Macintyre to Australian labour history in general and the history of Communism in Australia in particular.

Moderated by Dr Adrian Graves, historian and former coordinator of the SEARCH Foundation, the Panel will be:

Judy Gillett, feminist activist, a former member of the CPA, who will speak to the role of women in the CPA.

Dr Susan Close, Deputy Premier, environmental activist, who is an admirer of Macintyre’s, Australia’s Boldest Experiment.

Peter Duncan, notable as the reforming Attorney General in the Dunstan Government, who also held Ministries in the Hawke and Keating Governments will speak to aspects of the Party. Peter will join the meeting by Zoom from Indonesia.

Refreshments will be offered after the event.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Labor History Society, South Australia, and the SEARCH Foundation. Special thanks to Teresa Chitty, Librarian, the Barr Smith Library.

Barr Smith Library – University of Adelaide, The Reading Room. LOT 1207 North Terrace. Adelaide, SA 5000. Enter the Reading Room through the western entrance to the Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.

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Apr 30 2022


South Australian time (ACST)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barr Smith Library - University of Adelaide


Barr Smith Library - University of Adelaide
The Reading Room LOT 1207 North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000
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