‘The First World War, the Universities and the Professions’ Publication
This project has produced a collected volume, The First World War, the Universities and the Professions, which is due for publication by Melbourne University Press in February 2019.
The book examines how Australia’s extraordinary contribution to World War I extended well beyond the nation’s military forces to the expertise of its universities and professional associations, and opportunities for training its men and women.
In making these links between the war and its impact on the universities and the professions, and in examining the complex links that existed between the universities as educational and research bodies, and the professional associations and industry they served and shaped, it teases out a new history of the war’s impact on Australia’s workforce, economy and society.
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Image: 1916 Science graduates – University of Sydney Archives M253 papers of Vera Adelaide Irwin-Smith