State of Hope - Griffith Review
Talks / Lecture
South Australia has always demonstrated a willingness to challenge prevailing sentiments, experiment, boldly innovate and take a national lead. Explore the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia with Dr Chris Wallace, Angela Woollacott, Peter Stanley and Amrita Malhi. Chaired by Griffith Review editor Julianne Schultz.
In association with Griffith Review
Angela Woollacott is the Manning Clark professor of history at the Australian National University. Her most recent book, Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture (Oxford University Press, 2015), was shortlisted for the history book award in the 2015 Queensland Literary Awards. She is researching and writing a biography of Don Dunstan, supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant.
Amrita Malhi is a visiting Fellow in the ANU Coral Bell School for Asia Pacific Affairs. A historian of South-East Asia, she is also secretary of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. In 2015, she convened InterculturAdelaide: Cultural Adaptivity for the Asian Century, in association with the Ninth International Convention of Asia Scholars.
As the industrial model that shaped twentieth-century South Australia is replaced by an uncertain future, now more than ever the state needs to draw on the strengths of its past in order to move ahead.
South Australia has always demonstrated a willingness to challenge prevailing sentiments, experiment, boldly innovate and take a national lead – and as a result has produced a disproportionate number of leaders in business, science, the arts and public policy.
Now, on the cusp of change, the state needs to draw on its talent for experiment and innovation in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive world. State of Hopeexplores the economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges facing South Australia, and the possibilities of renewal and revitalisation. It celebrates the unselfconscious willingness that hope enables.
State of Hope is co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Patrick Allington.
This edition is a partnership between Griffith Review and Flinders University, and is published with the support of Arts South Australia.