Issue no. 1
The majority of articles in our inaugural issue were written by history students and researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia. Their research reflects a diverse range of historical perspectives and themes, from mythology and modern Australia to authoritarianism and urban history. Summer 2021 also includes an anonymous Special Feature from the democratic protests in Myanmar and our first Signpost Interview with Panoramic Magazine founders Maddie Anstruther and Anya Gera.
Special Feature: Myanmar
Youth Visionaries' Revolution
An author writes from the democratic protests following a military coup in Myanmar, March 2021. Names have been changed to protect individuals.
“Berlin Meant Boys”: The Development of a Homosexual and 'Transvestite' Subculture in Weimar Germany
Samuel Dooley explores sexuality, the emergence of queer subcultures, and the foundations of a modern identity.
The Middle-Class Identity and Revival of Sympathy in North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Joy Chalaby views nineteenth century social justice, class differences, and the industrialised environment through the lens of literary history.
Am I Employable? The Perspective of a History Undergraduate Student in Australia
Jenny Nguyễn negotiates the unpredictable demands of labour markets and the fluctuating
societal value of the arts.
To Serve and Protect: Australia’s Desire For European Migration, The ‘Populate or Perish’ Ideology, and Its Effect on Australian Women, 1901-1940
Shannon Ross writes on the experiences of Australian women at the intersection of demography and racial doctrine.
Luck, Institutional Innovation, and Economic Orthodoxy Before the Great Depression
Rory Brown discusses how financial crises and historical contingencies have shaped Australia's financial system.
Lions and Unicorns and Dragons, Oh My! The Moral Language of Mythical Creatures in Medieval Crusading Culture
Destiny Grealy reflects on allegories of fantastic and mythical creatures as a key to understanding
"An Accustomed Sedition": Vulnerabilities of the Western Roman Empire in the Early 5th Century A.D.
Brendan Ellis provides perspective on the ancient world, analysing the fault-lines of the Western Roman Empire.
Public History in Australia
Samantha Altmann considers how the Australian public have engaged with historical practice, from participating in nation-building to pursuing intimate family histories.