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ANU.Lives Series in Biography

In response to the current popularity of biography, the ANU.Lives Series in Biography was established by the National Centre of Biography in 2008. It aims to publish lively, engaging and provocative biographies and memoirs and nurture best practice in biographical scholarship. Books published in the series will engage critically with issues and problems in historiography and life writing. 

The books will be published online by ANU Press and will also be available in hardcopy.

Editorial committee

  • Professor Melanie Nolan (chair), Director, National Centre of Biography
  • Dr Malcolm Allbrook, Managing Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Research Fellow, National Centre of Biography
  • Dr Karen Fox, Research Fellow, National Centre of Biography
  • Dr Samuel Furphy, Research Fellow, National Centre of Biography 
  • Dr Nicole McLennan, Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography

Submitting a manuscript

Authors wishing to submit a manuscript for consideration by ANU.Lives should first contact Professor Melanie Nolan at melanie.nolan@anu.edu.au.

 Recent publications

Clio's Lives: Biographies and Autobiographies of Historians
edited by Doug Munro and John G. Reid
published by ANU.Lives, 2017
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The Histories of Raphael Samuel: A Portrait of a People's Historian
by Sophie Scott-Brown
published by ANU.Lives, 2017
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Family Experiments: Middle-class, professional families in Australia and New Zealand c. 1880–1920
by Shelley Richardson
published by ANU.Lives, 2016
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The Seven Dwarfs and the Age of the Mandarins: Australian Government Administration in the Post-War Reconstruction Era
edited by Samuel Furphy
published by ANU.Lives, 2015
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Ngapartji Ngapartji: In turn, in turn: Ego-histoire, Europe and Indigenous Australia
edited by Vanessa Castejon, Anna Cole, Oliver Haag and Karen Hughes
published by ANU.Lives, 2014
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Henry Prinsep's Empire: Framing a Distant Colony
by Malcolm Allbrook
published by ANU.Lives, 2014
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Dictionary of World Biography
by Barry Jones
published by ANU.Lives, 2013
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The ADB's Story
edited by Melanie Nolan and Christine Fernon
published by ANU.Lives, 2013
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Ten Journeys to Cameron's Farm: An Australian Tragedy
by Cameron Hazlehurst
published by ANU.Lives, 2013
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Scholars at War: Australasian Social Scientists, 1939-1945
edited by Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro and Christine Winter
published by ANU.Lives, 2012
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Māori and Aboriginal Women in the Public Eye: Representing Difference, 1950-2000 by Karen Fox, published by ANU.Lives, 2011
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Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World 
edited by Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott
published by ANU.Lives, 2008
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more information about Transnational Ties

A symposium on Transnational Ties, addressed by Professors Paul Pickering, Kay Schaffer and Ann Curthoys, and Dr Peter Stanley was held at the ANU on 3 March 2009.

 

 

 

 

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