School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Professor of History
My research and teaching explores the ways in which different kinds of life story evidence can illuminate the past and its meanings in the present lives of individuals and society. My books (listed below) have explored the histories and memories of war veterans, migrants, adult learners and post-WW2 families, in Britain and Australia. As an internationally renowned oral historian, I write about the theory and method of oral history and life history research, including research involving recorded and written memory, diaries and letters, and family photographs.
- Check out these fabulous digital histories on the Museum Victoria (MV) Tertiary showcase and in the MV Student Uploads section. In 2012 about 70 Monash History undergraduates have created 3 minute digital video histories based on original research using oral history, photos, objects and documents. They took the Monash ‘Making Histories’ course, a collaboration between ... Read more
- My book Moving Stories: an intimate history of four women across two countries (UNSW Press) has just been short-listed for ‘The Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW Award’ at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Click here for a link about the awards: Moving Stories was recently awarded the 2012 Oral History Association Book Award for ... Read more