Non-Refereed Journals & Media

Selected Articles in Non-Refereed Journals and Media Websites

In 2014, The US edition of The Reef received highly favourable reviews in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the New York Times and the New York Times Book Review. It was nominated for the American Society of Science Communication Prize for science writing of 2014.

‘New currents in Australian Maritime History: marine environments, ethnographies and cross-cultural exchanges’, History Magazine, 102 (December 2009)

‘Darwin’s Last Voyage’. Darwin Special, Cosmos, Vol. 29 (Oct.-Nov. 2009), pp. 34-40.

‘Lovesick Explorer’, Sydney Ideas Quarterly, (May-July. 2009), pp. 7-9.

‘History Comes to Life Through 18th Century “movie” simulation’, Discovery (Winter 2006), pp. 7-8

‘The Metropololis Manifesto’, The Australian, ‘2026: A Vision for the Nation’s Future’, Part 12 Politics and Ideas, 12-13

‘Latitude for the Populisers’, The Australian Literary Review, 6 September 2006, 7, 31

‘The Humanities and the Innovation Agenda’, B – HERT (Business/Higher Education Round Table) News, No. 22 (July 2005), pp. 16-18

‘Making Culture Bloom’, Equity (Winter 2005), pp. 20-1 (This is an edited version of the National Press Club Telstra Address, June 2004)

‘Making Culture Bloom: The National Press Club Telstra Address, Acton, ACT: Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 2004

‘The Runaway Author’, Australian Reader’s Digest, October 2004, pp. 73-6

‘The Empty Chador’, The New York Times, 4 August 2004

‘The Spell of Magic in Popular Culture’, April 2004 with John Byron, ‘Humanities Runs Rings Around Science’, Australian Higher Ed. Supplement, 12 May 2004

‘Tall Tales and True: The Selling of Historic Endeavour’, Australian Higher Ed. Supplement, 1 October 2003

‘Javert’s Hunt Comes to an End’, Op-Ed article, New York Times, 19 May 2003

‘Grant Artistic Licence for Success’, Australian Higher Ed. Supplement, 4 February 2003


Four pieces for Bloomberg View

“Obama’s Tripwire Postpones Australia’s Destiny”, Nov 23, 2011

“Climate Change Shows No Barrier Reef is an Island,” Oct 12, 2011

“Australia’s Refugee Uproar Ignores Founding Story”, Sep 5, 2011

“Aussies Get Best of Murdoch by Ignoring His Fall”, Jul 29, 2011