Some useful links

  • OVERS: webpage for the Oz Virtual Economic Research Seminar

  • Virtual Economic History Seminar: pretty self-explanatory

  • EH.net: all things about the Economic History Association

  • EHSANZ: website for the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • TheCrag.com: extensive route descriptions, grades, topos and pics

Books I am reading

Before I Forget by Geoffrey Blainey

First thoughts: I have a signed copy! And so many new terms: bagging, jinker, dunny, swagman...

This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin

First thoughts: Wow, fascinating approach to defining music and sound.

First thoughts: Harry is such a damaged kid :-(

The Anxious Triumph by Donald Sassoon

First thoughts: Are you kidding, 753 pages?!!

Empires of the Weak by JC Sharman

First thoughts: Hmm, another revisionist history...

Books I have read and reviewed

'The price of peace: money, democracy, and the life of John Maynard Keynes' by Zachary D. Carter, Australian Book Review, no. 426, pp. 48-49, 2020. [Book review]

'What's wrong with economics? A primer for the perplexed' by Robert Skidelsky, Australian Book Review, no. 423, pp. 55-56, 2020. [Book review]

'Enlightenment now: the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress' by Steven Pinker, Journal of Economic History, vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 315-318, 2019. [Book review]

'Give and take: Poverty and the status order in early modern Japan' by Maren Ehlers, Journal of Economic History, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 904-905, 2019. [Book review]

'Yokohama and the silk trade: How eastern Japan became the primary economic region of Japan, 1843-1893' by Yasuhiro Makimura, Journal of Economic History, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 949-950, 2018. [Book review]

'The company and the shogun: the Dutch encounter with Tokugawa Japan' by Adam Clulow, book review, Business History Review, vol. 90, no. 1, pp. 181-84, 2016. [Book review]

'Regional inequality and industrial structure in Japan, 1874-2008' by Kyoji Fukao et al, book review, Economic Record, vol. 92, no. 296, pp. 141-143, 2016. [Book review]