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The First World War, the Universities and the Professions in Australia 1914-1939

The First World War, the Universities and the Professions in Australia 1914-1939 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Waghorne, James
By Darian-Smith, Kate

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Australia?s extraordinary contribution to World War I extended well beyond its military forces to the expertise of its universities and professional men and women. Scientists and engineers oversaw the manufacture of munitions and the development of chemical weapons. Doctors susta...ined soldiers in the trenches, and treated the physically and psychologically damaged. Public servants, lawyers and translators were employed in the war bureaucracy, while artists and writers found new modes to convey the trauma of war. The graduates and staff of Australia?s six universities-Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia and Queensland-were involved in this expansion of expertise. But what did these men and women do after the guns were silenced? How were the professions and universities transformed by the immediate and longer-term impacts of the war? The First World War, the Universities and the Professions examines how the technical and conceptual advances that occurred during World War I transformed Australian society. It traces the evolving role of universities and their graduates in the 1920s and 1930s, the increasing government validation of research, the expansion of the public service, and the rise of modern professional associations and international networks. While the war contributed to greater specialisations in traditional professions such as teaching or medicine, it also stimulated new jobs and training-whether in economics, anthropology or graphic art. This volume provides a new account of the interwar years that places knowledge and expertise at the heart of the Australian story. Its four sections-The Medical Sciences; Science and Technology; Humanities, Social Sciences and Teaching; and The Arts- Design, Music and Writing-highlight how World War I disrupted and shaped the careers of individuals as well as the development of Australian society and institutions.
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ISBN 9780522872897
Published NZ 19 Feb 2019
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780522872897
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Imprint Melbourne University Press
Published 19 Feb 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Waghorne, James
By Darian-Smith, Kate
Category World History: From C 1900 -
World History: First World War
Australasian & Pacific History
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 410
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 994.041
Weight 470g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly