Research Papers

The Rise Of Identity Politics: An Audit Of History Teaching At Australian Universities In 2017

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17 October 2017
The Rise Of Identity Politics

This is a systematic review of all 746 history undergraduate courses taught in 2017 at the 35 Australian universities which offer history as a program of study.

The main findings of The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities in 2017 reveals that history has shifted away from the study of significant historical events and periods to a view of the past seen through the narrow lens of class, gender and race.

This major piece of research demonstrates what we have long known; that in general, the substance of Western Civilisation, which is essential to understanding our present and shaping our future is not being taught to Australian undergraduates studying history.

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Bella d'Abrera

Dr Bella d'Abrera is the Director, Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs

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