Testing the Law: Historical Crime and Deviance – Roy Maloy

Roy Maloy

On Wednesday, 14 August 1935, an article appeared in the Herald in Melbourne with the title “HAD URGE TO DRESS AS WOMAN”. The article stood out in contrast from others of its time, which had sensationalised cases of people wearing gender atypical clothing. This case concerned a policeman named Detective James Cook, who noticed something …

Reducing demand for Arts degrees is a step back for Critical Thinking

Dan Wild

As you’re likely aware, the Australian Government recently doubled the cost of arts/humanities degrees. Its reasoning? Universities should focus on vocational degrees so students are job ready. I did a humanities degree, majoring in English and history. And I’ve had a solid career. First as an editor, then as a communications consultant working in a variety of fields, from …

The Lost History of the Tablet – from Athens to the iPad

Dan Wild

On October 17, 2011, I had a satirical piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Heckler column. It can no longer be found online. Down with you Archivists! The article was a little nod to the great Steve Jobs who had recently left our Earth. I reproduce the article below from my only surviving newspaper …