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'Professor Macintyre has held posts at Cambridge, Murdoch and the Australian National University. His principal interests are labour and social history, both in Britain and Australia, the study of social and political change in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and intellectual history.' (Source: The Australian Academy of the Humanities website)
His Australia's Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s attracted the following awards and commendations in 2016:
longlisted for a CHASS Australia Book Prize
won the NSW Premier’s History Awards (Australian History Prize)
shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award (History Book Award)
2012Order of Australia —
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)For distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities as a leading academic in the areas of 19th- and 20th-century Australian history, particularly through advancing the understanding of social and political life, and as an author, researcher and mentor.