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Harvard chooses historian to chair Australian Studies


5 April 2017

Professor Warwick Anderson, the latest University of Sydney appointee to the Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard. Image: Hugh Davies Photography
Professor Warwick Anderson, the latest University of Sydney appointee to the Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard. Image: Hugh Davies Photography

The University of Sydney and Harvard University have announced the appointment of Professor Warwick Anderson to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Professor Anderson is a leading historian of science, medicine, and race, and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, who trained and practised as a medical doctor before becoming an academic. He will spend a year teaching courses on Ecological Visions of Human Disease and Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Health in the American university's Department of the History of Science.

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