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David Nichols

Born in Melbourne in 1965, David Nichols is a historian of urban and/or popular culture focusing primarily on 20th century Australia. In the 1980s and 90s he edited and wrote for glossy magazines in Sydney. He obtained his PhD from Deakin University in 2002 with a thesis exploring the origins and promotion of town planning in Australia in the early 20th century. Since 2007 he has taught history and theory in the urban planning program at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Additionally, he has had a long association with public radio and is a regular commentator on urban and social issues. He lives with two cats and has a reasonable and well-managed obsession with Finland, its culture and its history.

David Nichols

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    Renate Howe, David Nichols and Graeme Davison


Dateline Jerusalem: John Lyons in conversation with Stan Grant

Gleebooks 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, News South Wales

Rarely is the public taken deep into the inner sanctum of major news organisations. In this extraordinary book, award-winning journalist John Lyons goes to the heart of how the media...

Free – $12

WinterWild: Walking on Country

Apollo Bay Community Hall 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay, VIC

Join a panel of Indigenous leaders including Associate Professor Dr. Michael-Shawn Fletcher, a Wiradjuri man, paleo-ecologist and biogeographer; Dr. Jack Pascoe, a Yuin man, ecologist and Research Manager at the...


Injustice, Survival, Memory 2022 conference

Australian National University RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Crescent, Acton, ACT

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Humanities Research Centre and School of History presents Injustice, Survival, Memory: Marking 80 years since the Dunera and Queen Mary internees arrived...

The World Turned Upside Down

Sydney Opera House Sydney, New South Wales

Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt, Allegra Spender and others The cross benches in our federal parliament got quite a bit more crowded at this year's election. Will this Independents movement continue...