Graeme Davison

Graeme Davison


Graeme Davison has taught at the University of Melbourne, Harvard University, where he was Visiting professor of Australian Studies, and at Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of the Humanities and an adjunct professor in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.

His main interest is in the history of cities in Australia, Britain and the United States. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne, The Unforgiving Minute: How Australia Learned to Tell the Time and Car Wars: How The Car Won Our Hearts and Conquered our Cities and an editor of Australians 1888and the Oxford Companion to Australian History.

He has been active as an advisor to heritage bodies, museums and in other fields of public history where his publications include A Heritage Handbook and The Use and Abuse of Australian History. His current projects include a collaborative history of the Powerhouse Museum and a history of suburban Australia.


Monash Publications

The Cream Brick Frontier: Histories of Australian Suburbia Edited by Graeme Davison, Tony Dingle and Seamus O’Hanlon

Out of Work Again: The Autobiographical Narrative of Thomas Dobeson, 1885-1891 By Graeme Davison and Shirley Constantine

Other Recent Publications

use-abuse carwars oxfordcompanion

Research and Areas of Supervision

Australian urban and social history; the history of sociology in Britain and the United States; heritage and public history