What challenges do historians face when exploring sensitive topics? Intergenerational trauma and ethical issues associated with gathering and analysing historical evidence are important concerns when reconstructing contentious narratives. Winners of the 2016 New South Wales Premier’s History Awards – Stuart Macintyre, Ann McGrath and Tanya Evans – reveal to Caroline Butler-Bowdon how they explored difficult subjects such as interracial relationships, war and poverty.

Presented with the History Council of NSW.

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Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Australian)

Caroline Butler-Bowdon

Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon is Director of Strategy & Engagement at Sydney Living Museums. Spanning 20 years, her career has been dedicated to cultural leadership that connects diverse audiences to history, arts and heritage through a broad range of public engagement programs, including festivals, exhibitions and books. She is also a 2017 Churchill Fellowship recipient.