BEYOND1914: KNOWLEDGE, WAR, PEACE, AND NATION

Grant number: DP160101109 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to investigate how Australian university graduates with World War One experience contributed to the formation of the post-war Australian nation. It theorises the relationship between Australia's participation in World War One, and the production and dissemination of expert knowledge, including the creation of new professions in the 1920s and 1930s. This project plans to shift the focus of analysis from the ANZACs as a generic category, towards specific groups of ANZACs and their education and training and impact on the development of Australia, placing knowledge and expertise at the heart of the national story in the interwar years.

University of Melbourne Researchers