Expert Nation

Expert Nation: universities, war and 1920s-30s Australia

This ARC-funded project investigates how Australian university graduates with WWI experience contributed to the formation of the post-war Australian nation. It theorises the relationship between Australia’s participation in the First World War, and the production and dissemination of expert knowledge, including the creation of new professions in the 1920s and 1930s. It places knowledge and expertise at the heart of the national story in the interwar years.