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James Boyce

James Boyce
James Boyce lives in Hobart. A former social worker, he completed a PhD at the Centre for Environmental Studies at UTAS in 2006, where he is now an Honorary Research Associate.

He was a major contributor to the ‘history wars’ and provided the lead essay in Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle’s Fabrication of Aboriginal History, which was short-listed in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. His latest book, Van Diemen’s Land (Black Inc 2008), has been acclaimed for moving beyond the history wars into the complex human story of how convict settlers related to the new land and its indigenous inhabitants.

James Boyce has been shortlisted for the Premier's Award, 2008.


James Boyce will be appearing:

Agreement among historians - why so hard to achieve?
When one culture displaces another, new worlds are born.