Seminar: Dr Tamson Pietsch 'How to know the world? What the untold story of the 1926 Floating University world cruise says about how universities came to have authority over knowledge in the 20th century.

How to know the world? What the untold story of the 1926 Floating University world cruise says about how universities came to have authority over knowledge in the 20th century.

Dr Tamson Pietsch, Director of the Australian Centre for Public History, University of Technology, Sydney

28th May 2019

Abstract

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Biography

Tamson Pietsch is Director of the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS and host of the History Lab podcast. Her research focuses on the history and politics of knowledge and she writes regularly on universities and higher education, past and present. Tamson is the author of Empire of Scholars: universities, networks and the British academic world, 1850-1939. She is currently leading a project on the history of expertise in Australia and writing a book about the world-wide interwar voyage of the Floating University.

Date of Event 
28 May 2019
Event Leader 
Jen Ross
Location 
tbc
Research Area 
Digital Cultures
Event type 
Seminar