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Collected Item: “How history got me through lockdown”

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How history got me through lockdown

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A story I wrote about using history to keep a sense of perspective and gratitude through Melbourne's long lockdown in 2020. Coming against a background of university job losses and policies disfavouring humanities degrees I also wanted to let historians know that their work is important and has relevance.

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#melbourne #gratitude #perspective #reflection

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Claire Baxter

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