Dr Tanya Evans, Director

  1. (ed) Swimming with the Spit: 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swimming Club (New South, 2016)
    This community supported, funded and written book is an innovative example of local history. Evans’ PACE and MRes public history students were involved in its production and the research will be presented in a range of different formats including an exhibition.
  2. Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales (New South, Sydney, April 2015)
    Winner of the NSW Premier’s History Award in the category of Community and Regional History - $15000
    Judges’ report: ‘As well as being a history of the marginalised and impoverished in colonial NSW, it examines the methodologies and motivations of public history and family history. These are weighty and, at times, conflicting aims. Tanya Evans weaves the two together effortlessly, allowing the reader to consider the process and motivations of historical research.’
  3. with Pat Thane, Sinners? Scroungers? Saints? Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England (Oxford University Press, 2012)
    Professor Simon Szreter, ‘It is a book which exemplifies what is to be gained from bringing full historical knowledge to bear on a central policy issue of continuing topical importance…. a readable and human, while also satisfyingly analytical approach, a multi-dimensional, ‘thick’ chronology.’ (American Historical Studies, 2014).
  4. Unfortunate Objects’: Lone Mothers in Eighteenth-Century London (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
  5. ‘Swimming with the Spit: Feminist Oral Sport History and the Process of ‘Sharing Authority’ with Twentieth-Century Female Swimming Champions in Sydney’ ‘The International Journal of the History of Sport’, 2016, pp. 1-20.
  6. ‘Who do you think you are?’ Historical Television Consultancy’, Australian Historical Studies, Autumn 2015.
  7. ‘Family History, Public History and Identity: Writing a History of The Benevolent Society in its 200th year’, Special Issue of Journal of Australian Studies, June 2013.
  8. ‘Secrets and Lies’: The Radical Potential of Family History’, History Workshop Journal, 2011.
  9. ‘The Use of Memory and Material Culture in the History of the Family in Colonial Australia’, Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 36, no. 2, June 2012.
  10. ‘Family History’, David Dean (ed.), Companion to Public History (Wiley Blackwell Companion, 2017). (accepted April 2016)

Associate Professor Shawn Ross, Deputy Director

  1. Connor, S., S. Ross, A. Sobotkova, A. Herries, S. Mooney, C. Longford, I. Iliev. “Environmental conditions in the Southeast Balkans since the Last Glacial Maximum and their influence on the spread of agriculture into Europe”. Quaternary Science Reviews 68 (2013): 200-215.
  2. Ross, S. “Barbarophonos:  Language and Panhellenism in Homer.”  Classical Philology 100.4 (October 2005): 299-316.
  3. Sobotkova, A., Ross, S., Ballsun-Stanton, B., Fairbairn, A., Thompson, J., and VanValkenburgh, P. “Measure twice, cut once: cooperative deployment of a generalised, archaeology-specific field data collection system”. In E. W. Averett, J. M. Gordon, and D. B. Counts (Eds.), Mobilizing the Past: Recent Approaches to Archaeological Fieldwork in the Digital Age. University of North Dakota Digital Press, forthcoming 2016 (accepted 31 January 2016).
  4. Ross, S., A. Sobotkova, and G.-J. Burgers. “Remote sensing and archaeological prospection:  A case study from Apulia, Italy”. Journal of Field Archaeology 34.4 (December 2009): 423-437.
  5. Ross, S., A. Sobotkova, B. Ballsun-Stanton, P. Crook. “Creating eResearch tools for archaeologists: The Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems project”. Australian Archaeology 77 (2013): 107-119
  6. Ross, S., B. Ballsun-Stanton, A. Sobotkova, and P. Crook. “Building the Bazaar: Enhancing archaeological field recording through an open source approach”. In B. Edwards and A. Wilson, editors, Open Source Archaeology (pp 111-129). Warsaw, Poland: Versita. 2015.
  7. Ross, S. “Homer as History: Greeks and Others in a Dark Age.” In Kostas Myrsiades, editor, Reading Homer: Film and Text (pp. 21-57). Madison, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009.
  8. Ross, S., A. Sobotkova, S. Connor, and I. Iliev. “An interdisciplinary pilot project in the environs of the ancient city of Kabyle, Bulgaria”. Archaeologia Bulgarica 14.2 (2010): 69-85.
  9. Clark, J., S. Ross, S. Brawley, L. Ford, C. Dixon, and S. Upton. “History on Trial: The Standards Environment, the History Discipline and Proof of Successful Learning and Teaching through Audit and Accreditation”. Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal 3.2 (2015): 89-105.
  10. Brawley, S., J. Clark, S. Ross, L. Ford, and C. Dixon. Learning outcomes assessment and History: TEQSA, the After Standards Project and the QA/QI challenge in Australia. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 12.1 (2013): 20-35.

Dr Mark Hearn, Deputy Director

  1. ‘Securing the Man: Narratives of Gender and Nation in the Verdicts of Henry Bournes Higgins’, Australian Historical Studies No.127 April 2006.
  2. One Big Union, a national history of the Australian Workers Union, 1886-1994 (co-authored with Harry Knowles), Cambridge University Press 1996.
  3. Organising Union, Transport workers face the challenge of change: a history of the Transport Workers Union NSW Branch, 1989-2013. Accepted for publication by Melbourne University Publishing, 2017.
  4. ‘Reworking Citizenship: Renewing Workplace Rights and Social Citizenship in Australia’, (co-authored with Russell Lansbury) Labour and Industry Vol. 17 No.1 2006.
  5. Working the Nation, Working Life and Federation, 1890-1914, (co-edited with Greg Patmore), Pluto Press 2001.
  6. ‘Compelled by the circumstances of our time and situation’: Alfred Deakin’s 1907 defence statement as narrative of fin de si├Ęcle acceleration’, accepted for publication in History Australia No.4 December 2016.
  7. ‘Broadcasting Disruption’, in Michelle Arrow, Jeannine Baker and Clare Monagle (eds.), Small Screens: Essays on Contemporary Australian Television, Monash University Publishing Melbourne 2016.
  8. ‘The maximum of good citizenship’: citizenship and nation building in Alfred Deakin’s post-Federation speeches’ (co-authored with Ian Tregenza), in John Uhr and Ryan Walter (ed.), Australian Political Rhetoric, ANU e-Press 2014.
  9. ‘Writing the Nation in Australia: Australian Historians and Narrative Myths of Nation’, National Histories – A Global Perspective, edited by Stefan Berger, Palgrave MacMillan 2007.
  10. 'Representative Lives? Biography and Labour History', (co-authored with Harry Knowles), Labour History, No.100, May 2011.

Dr Rowan Tulloch

  • Tulloch, R. (2014). Reconceptualising Gamification: Play And Pedagogy. Digital Culture & Education, 6(4).
  • Tulloch, R. (2014). The Construction of Play Rules, Restrictions, and the Repressive Hypothesis. Games and Culture, 9(5), 335-350.
  • Hitchens, M., Tulloch, R., & Ruch, A. (2012). A Cross-disciplinary Approach to Degree Programs in Video Games. Asian Social Science, 8(14), 49.
  • Tulloch, R. (2010). A man chooses, a slave obeys: agency, interactivity and freedom in video gaming. Journal Of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 2(1), 27-38.

Associate Professor Michelle Arrow

  1. Friday on Our Minds: Popular Culture in Australia Since 1945 (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2009).
  2. Upstaged: Australian Women Dramatists in the Limelight at Last (Sydney: Currency Press and Pluto Press, 2002).
  3. (with Catherine Freyne and Timothy Nicastri) ‘Public Intimacies: The Royal Commission on Human Relationships,’ 1 hour radio feature for Radio National’s Hindsight Program, first broadcast on Sunday 28 April 2013, podcast available.
    This program won the 2014 NSW Premier’s Multimedia History Prize. The judges praised it as an ‘insightful’ production, and as ‘well-crafted radio that reminds us of the value of this medium for historians’. The program was replayed on ABC RN to commemorate Gough Whitlam’s death in November 2014.
  4. ‘“Everything Stopped for Blue Hills”: Radio, Memory and Australian Women’s
    Domestic Lives, 1944-2001,’ Australian Feminist Studies 20, no. 48 (2005): 305-318
  5. ‘“That history should not have ever been how it was”: Reality Television and
    Australian History,’ Film and History 37, no. 1 (2007): 54-66. Special Issue ‘Reality Television as Film and History,’ edited by Ken Dvorak and Julie Taddeo.
  6. ‘“It has become my personal anthem”: “I Am Woman”, Popular Culture and Seventies Feminism,’ Australian Feminist Studies 22, no. 53 (2007): 213-230. Special Issue ‘The Seventies,’ co-edited by Michelle Arrow and Mary Spongberg.
  7. ‘“The most sickening piece of snobbery I have ever heard”: Race, Radio listening, and the “Aboriginal Question” in Blue Hills,’ Australian Historical Studies 130 (October 2007): 244-260.
  8. The Making History initiative and Australian popular history,’ Rethinking History 15, no. 2 (2011): 153-174.
  9. Broadcasting the Past: Australian Television Histories,’ History Australia 8, no. 1
    (2011): 223-246.
  10. ‘“I want to be a television historian when I grow up!” On Being a Rewind Historian,’ Public History Review 12 (2006): available online:

Dr Diana Perche

  1. Darryl O’Donnell and Diana Perche (2016) “Resetting the agenda: the makings of ‘A New Era’ of HIV policy in NSW”, Sexual Health 13: 328-334
  2. Diana Perche (2011) “Dialogue between past and present: Policy evaluation and history”, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Special Issue: Politics and Time, 57(3) 403-419
  3. Pieter Fourie, Diana Perche and Ria Schoeman (2010) “Donor Assistance for AIDS in South Africa: Many Actors, Multiple Agendas”, Strategic Review for Southern Africa Vol 32(2) 93-120
  4. Diana Perche (2015) Land Rich, Dirt Poor? Aboriginal land rights, policy failure and policy change from the colonial era to the Northern Territory Intervention (PhD thesis completed at University of Sydney)
  5. Diana Perche (forthcoming) “ ‘Ignore us at your peril, because we vote too.’ Indigenous policy in the 2016 Federal Election”, in Peter Chen, Anika Gauja and Juliet Pietsch (eds) Australian Federal Election 2016, ANU Press

Professor Sean Brawley

  1. The White Peril:  Foreign Relations and Asian Immigration to Australasia and North America, 1919 – 1978 University of New South Wales Press, Kensington, 1995 ISBN 0868402788
  2. The Bondi Lifesaver: A history of an Australian icon ABC Books, 2007
    ISBN 978-0733317637
  3. The South Seas: A Reception History from Daniel De Foe to Dorothy Lamour, Rowman and Littlefield 2015 ISBN 073919335X
  4. Hollywood’s South Seas and the Pacific War: Searching for Dorothy Lamour, Palgrave, New York 2012 (with Chris Dixon) ISBN 978-0230116566
  5. Beach Beyond: A History of the Palm Beach Surf Club, 1921-1996
    University of New South Wales Press, Sydney,1995 ISBN 0868403571
  6. ‘‘A Comfortable and Relaxed Past:  John Howard and the Battle of History — The First Phase, February 1992 to March 1996’,  Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History (  (Reprinted in Australian History Teacher, Number 23, 1996)
  7. “‘No White Policy in N.Z.’: Fact and Fiction in New Zealand’s Asian Immigration Record, 1946-1978.”, New Zealand Journal of History, XXVII, 1, April 1993.
  8. “The ‘Spirit of Berrington House’: The Future of Indonesia in Wartime Australia, 1943-1945”, Indonesia and the Malay World, Vol 40, No 117, 2012, pp175-192.  A major intervention in the field of Indonesian history.
  9. ‘SOTL and Natinal Difference: Musings from three historians from three countries’, Arts an Humanities in Higher Education, Vol 8, No 1 Feb 2009, pp7-24 (co-authored with Mills Kelly and Geoff Timmins).
  10. “‘Days of Rage’ Downunder: Considering American Influences on
    ‘Home-Grown’ Terrorism and ASIO’s response in 1970s Australia”,
    Australian Historical Studies, vol 47, no 2, 2016.

Dr Alison Holland

  1. Just Relations. The Story of Mary Bennett’s Crusade for Aboriginal Rights, UWA Publishing, 2015.
  2. “Whatever her race, a woman is not a chattel': Mary Montgomery Bennett”, Anna Cole et al (eds), Uncommon Ground. White Women in Aboriginal History,Aboriginal Studies Press, 2005, pp.129-152.
  3. "Wives and Mothers Like Ourselves: Exploring White Women's Intervention in the Politics of Race, 1920s-1940s", Australian Historical Studies , vol.32, no.117, 2001, pp.292-310
  4. 'The Campaign for Women Protectors: Gender, Race and Frontier between the Wars", Australian Feminist Studies , vol.16, no.34, 2001, pp.27-42.
  5. “The Common Bond? Australian Citizenship”, Martyn Lyons and Penny Russell (eds), Australia’s History: Themes and Debates, UNSW Press, 2005, pp. 152-171.
  6. Australian Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century: Historical Perspectives”, C Slade and M Mollering (eds), From Migrant to Citizen. Testing Language Testing Culture, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010, pp.39-59.
  7. “To Eliminate Colour Prejudice. The WCTU and Decolonisation in Australia”, The Journal of Religious History, 32.2, 2008, pp.256-276.
  8. “Compelling Evidence: Marriage, Colonialism and the Question of Indigenous Rights”, Women’s History Review, 18.1, 2009, pp.121-136.
  9. “Feminism, Colonialism and Aboriginal Workers: An Anti-Slavery Crusade, Labour History, 69, 1995, pp. 52-64.
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