My research interests include histories of youth, gender, welfare, education and disability. I have a keen interest in digital history and all things web.
My dissertation is titled "Help Us/Help Them: How Australian parents understood the problem of mental retardation, and what they did about it, 1945-1970."
In 2013 I founded Consulting Historian Pty Ltd. We have some brands, and provide a range of historical and heritage consultany services.
THATcamp OzHA2013 will be a user-generated unconference on the digital humanities. If you’re interested in the possibilities of digital history come along to THATcamp OzHA2013 at Wollongong University on Saturday the 13th July. It’s free.
THATcamps are open to everyone. Anyone interested in exploring the possibilities and problems raised by the application of technology to the humanities, and especially history, is welcome.
There are no written papers at THATcamps – they’re informal events which encourage participation and play, giving attendees a chance to ask questions, propose ideas, discuss problems, and learn.
If you’d like to come along, please register at the THATcamp OzHA2013 website: http://ozha2013.thatcamp.org/register/
Public talk delivered to the Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney, 17th April 2013.
The RAHS has put a podcast of the talk up on Vimeo.
The AHA Conference is coming again, this year in Woolongong, followed by a THATCamp on Saturday! Conference website : #OzHA2013. As usual, I’ll be presenting a paper. This year’s conveners gave us the added challenge of producing a title with less than 10 words, and an abstract summary of less than 30.
Focusing on non-government organisations, I examine how the practice of civilian rehabilitation transformed Australians’ understanding of citizenship, work, and economic participation in the post-War period. Read more…
History SOTL Introduction
Pace, D. (2004). The Amateur in the Operating Room: History and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The American Historical Review, 109(4), 1171-1192.
Is there a gulf between our disciplinary knowledge and our knowledge of teaching and learning? David Pace think so, and argues for the scholarship of teaching and learning history to be taken more seriously.