Greetings from Sydney

IMG_2496In February and March 2019, Johan Östling has been a visiting scholar at the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. During his stay in Sydney, he had the privilege of discussing the history of universities, the history of the humanities and, more generally, the history of knowledge with a number of engaged Australian researchers, including Tamson Pietsch, Anna Clark, Lesley Johnson, Joel Barnes, Hannah Forsyth and Deryck Schreuder. At the workshop “The Humanities and the Post-War Public Sphere” ( on 5 March, organized by Tamson Pietsch, he presented his newly launched research programme about the societal circulation of knowledge in the 1960s and 1970s.

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