Stuart Macintyre Death – Stuart Macintyre Cause of Death

Stuart Macintyre Death – It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Stuart Macintyre. Stuart Macintyre died on 22 November 2021. He was a giant among Australian historians. His many roles across a wide range of fronts were both prolific and pivotal. His guidance, support and mentoring of countless colleagues and hundreds of postgraduate students was legendary. His contributions to contemporary debates and historical scholarship were immense and will be enduring. He will be greatly missed.

He was 74.

Stuart Macintyre Obituary has not been released yet, since family are still mourning the death of their beloved.

Stuart Macintyre made many major contributions to Australian labour history, but his work, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s, explaining Ben Chifley’s leading role in Australia’s post-WW2 reconstruction and economic development, was particularly important. It won the NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize in 2016.

Stuart Macintyre was an extraordinary historian, with an exceptional work ethic, who added greatly to his readers’ knowledge of the Australian and British labour movements and provided the foundation for an informed debate about the so-called “history wars”.

Generous with his time, civilised in his discourse and rigorous in his scholarship, Stuart Macintyre wrote, or made significant contributions to, over twenty notable books, as well as holding senior academic roles and voluntary offices. A graduate of Melbourne, Monash and Cambridge universities, he was twice Dean of the Faculty of Arts and held the Ernest Scott Chair of History at Melbourne University.

In addition, Macintyre held the Harvard Chair of Australian Studies in 2007-2008, was President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. On retirement, he was appointed Emeritus Laureate Professor of the University of Melbourne and Professorial Fellow of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

Among the works Stuart Macintyre will be remembered for are his co-editing of The Oxford Companion to Australian History (1998), The Reds: The Communist Party of Australia from origins to illegality (1999), A History for A Nation (1994), The Labor Experiment (1989) and The History Wars (2003). In 2001 he co-edited, with John Faulkner, The True Believers: The Story of The Federal Parliamentary Labor Party, published in celebration of the centenary of the Federal Caucus.

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