History staff in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry concentrating on Australian History have strengths in social and cultural history, especially themes in gender and sexuality, political radicalism, and aspects of urban history, heritage and landscape. Special topics of interest to our staff include: sexual violence; studies of masculinity and the impact of WWI; transnational political experience, particularly in the radicalism of the 1960s generation; and the Chinese diaspora in Australia. Additionally, an innovative suite of digital resources dealing with the cultural landscape, heritage and oral history in the Queensland context have been developed.

Research Statements (2016)

Featured projects Duration
Medicine, Law and Gender in Australian History
Summer Research Scholarship
20162017
Urban Connections in late-Colonial Brisbane
Summer Research Scholarship
20162017
What do we want? Human rights and Australian social movements 1945 - 1990
UQ Fellowship
20162019
Enterprising Chinese Australians and the diaspora networks, 1890-1949
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
20152018
Sexual Offences, Legal Responses and Public Perceptions: 1880s-1980s
ARC Discovery Project
20152018
Violence on the Australian Colonial Frontier, 1788-1960
ARC Discovery Grant
20142016