The Conversation Yearbook - Panel

Thursday 25 November 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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"It’s impossible to overestimate the impact The Conversation has had on ideas and knowledge in Australia and this collection reflects that.” Dr Norman Swan

The Conversation Australia & New Zealand's Executive Editor, Liz Minchin discusses with Associate Professor Martin Crotty, Dr Peter Ellerton, Ella Donald The Conversation Yearbook: No, You’re Not Entitled To Your Opinion and 49 other essays that got the world talking.

From its early days as an unknown start-up, The Conversation has published landmark essays such as Patrick Stokes’s ‘No you're not entitled to your opinion’, which has seen the organisation become a vital part of the news media, expanding globally and published in four languages.

Contained within this ten-year anniversary collection are the essays that put The Conversation on the map: from slavery to religion, politics to protest, environment to culture, as well as timeless pieces on sex, sadness and friendship.

Including analysis of the biggest news events of recent times – the election of Donald Trump, Brexit, coronavirus and the #MeToo movement – this powerful book charts not only the course of one media organisation but also the world over the past decade.

Dr Peter Ellerton is Curriculum Director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and in Education and a Fellow of the Rationalist Society of Australia. Peter’s areas of research include Public Reasoning, Science Communication, Argumentation and Critical Thinking in education. Peter consults for a range of government organisations and educational authorities and works with educators across all disciplines to develop expertise in teaching critical thinking.

Associate Professor Martin Crotty studied in New Zealand before moving to Australia to undertake postgraduate studies at Monash University and the University of Melbourne. After four years of teaching History at the University of Newcastle in NSW, he took up his current position teaching History at the University of Queensland in early 2003. He has since served as the Deputy Dean of the Graduate School and as the Head of School for the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry from mid-2013 to mid-2017. Martin's major publications include Making the Australian Male: Middle-Class Masculinity, 1870-1920 (2001), The Politics of Veteran Benefits in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative History (2020) and a variety of journal articles, book chapters and edited collections, including The Great Mistakes of Australian History (2006), Turning Points in Australian History (2008) and Anzac Legacies: Australians and the Aftermath of War (2010).

Ella Donald is a journalist, academic, and writer from Brisbane. She has contributed features, profiles, and commentary to a variety of outlets, including GQ magazine, Vanity Fair, CNN, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Additionally, she has taught and designed curriculum for a number of undergraduate subjects at The University of Queensland, where she is currently undertaking an MPhil, with a view to transferring to a PhD in 2022.

Liz Minchin is a Walkley award-winning journalist and author, with two decades of experience in newspapers, radio and online. In 2016 she became The Conversation Australia & New Zealand's Executive Editor.

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