Everywhen: Australia and the Language of Deep History
Everywhen is a groundbreaking collection about diverse ways of conceiving, knowing, and narrating time and deep history.
Looking beyond the linear, Everywhen asks how knowledge systems of Aboriginal people can broaden understandings of the past and of our history. Indigenous embodied practices for knowing, narrating, and re-enacting the past in the present blur the distinctions of linear time, making all history now. Questions of time and language are questions of Indigenous sovereignty — and recognising First Nations’ time concepts embedded in languages and practices is a route to recognising diverse forms of Indigenous sovereignty.
Edited by Ann McGrath, Laura Rademaker and Jakelin Troy, this collection draws attention to every when, arguing that First Nations’ ways of thinking of time are vital to understanding history and offers a new framework for how it is practiced in the Western tradition. Everywhen shows us that history is not as straightforward as some might think.
‘A powerful book’ - Terri Janke
About the author
Ann McGrath is the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University. She is co-editor of Routledge Companion to Global Indigenous History.
Laura Rademaker is Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the Australian National University. She is the author of Found in Translation: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission.
Jakelin Troy is the director of Indigenous research at the University of Sydney. She is editor in chief of ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples’ Cultures.
Edited by Ann McGrath, Laura Rademaker and Jakelin Troy
Published February 2023
234mm x 153mm 234 x 153 mm