HERMES is an interdisciplinary research group based at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Its two main lines of research concern historical consciousness and history education.
- To promote, undertake, and disseminate innovative research, scholarly inquiry, and professional practice focused on the study of historical experience, historical representation, collective memory, history education, and their uses in and for society;
- To facilitate local, national, and international research partnerships between history scholars and educators in schools and universities, libraries, museums, and heritage organisations;
- To develop a vibrant and supportive community of history educators, researchers, and higher degree research and coursework students.
ABOUT OUR RESEARCH
HERMES members are interested in how we encounter the past through historical representations in textbooks, films, novels, television programs, museum exhibits, commemoration ceremonies, cultural and national mythologies, and a variety of other representational forms; How those media forms function as public pedagogies, or are used in formal (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary) educational settings to produce public understandings of the past; the multiple historical, historiographic, hermeneutic, and meta-historical literacies needed to 'read' such representations; and the implications of the above for History curriculum, pedagogy, and didactics (the professional knowledge of History teachers), including the role of History education and related cultural industries in and for society.
Research Higher Degree Students
Find out more information, including projects, publications, news, and events, from the HERMES website: http://www.hermes-history.net/
Pre-service and practicing History teachers may also like to join our growing professional community, HNTR - History Network for Teachers and Researchers. HNTR can be found on Facebook by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HistoryNetwork/