Dr Jon Piccini, The University of Queensland

Title: Myth and Myth Making in Australian History


Modern societies function through a variety of interconnected myths. Stories of who we are, where we’ve come from and where next, are necessitated by mass society. In this paper, I offer a rough sketch of my forthcoming chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics, which locates those Australian mythologies which have had the most salience throughout our past, and continue to shape political discourse today.

About School Research Seminar Series

This series brings together the School’s research community and domestic as well as international leaders in the field of politics and international affairs. Across each semester, the series showcases a diverse and exciting range of topics. All are welcome to attend.

For any inquiries, please contact Emily Sievers (polsis.ea@uq.edu.au). 
Please note that many past research seminars are recorded and are available online. 

The Research Seminar Series program for Semester 1, 2023 

Artwork: Forme bleue (1935) by Sophie Taeuber-Arp