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Associate Professor Josephine May

Deputy Director

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (History)

Career Summary

Biography

I am currently Deputy Director and Associate Professor (Teaching and Learning) in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre.  My research interests include history of Australian education, film and history, historical consciousness, and childhood and youth histories, encompassing gender, race, and class perspectives. These interests came together in my book, Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema (Peter Lang, 2013). I am embarking on a new book project on the history of women teachers to be published in the USA in 2015. I am also part of a team led by the University of Wollongong that won a grant of $47,000 from the Office of Learning and Teaching to examine the experience of first in family tertiary students across three institutions. I am active in my research communities as a member of HERMES, and I am on the Executive of the Australian New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) having served as President in 2011-2012. I am also a member of the Editorial Boards of the History of Education Review, the new open access journal Historical Encounters, as well as current Chair of the Editorial Board of the online Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand (DEHANZ). I am a member, and past secretary, of the International Australian Studies Association (InASA). My passion for teaching was recognised when, as part of a team teaching undergraduate Australian History, I received a 2012 Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Award for Teaching Excellence. Among other previous awards, in December 2007 I was awarded a New South Wales Quality Teaching Award.

Research Expertise
My research expertise is primarily in the discipline of history. My expertise is especially developed in the history of Australian education in the twentieth century. I am very interested in gender, class, age, and race and ethnicity as they affect the lived experience of education. My work also examines representational aspects of education, including mythological constructions in memory and in images, especially in films. I have researched the history and experience of single-sex secondary schooling, as well as tertiary enabling education. This latter research has helped to raise the profile of enabling education as a research field nationally. I edited the first-ever journal edition devoted exclusively to tertiary enabling programs in Australia (Australian Journal of Adult Learning, November 2004). I have published numerous articles on the area of film and history and with a colleague, co-edited an issue of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (volume 10, 2006) on film, history and gender in Australia and New Zealand. My book, Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema (Peter Lang, 2013) has been reviewed nationally and internationally. As lead author and manager of the project, I completed a commissioned history of the Australian Teacher Education Association (2009). My current projects are the history of Australian female educational leaders and the experience of first in family tertiary students. While expert in traditional historical methodology, I am an experienced oral history researcher. My work is informed by interdisciplinary perspectives, especially in the use of qualitative evidence.

Teaching Expertise
My teaching expertise has been developed over twenty years of academic teaching at all levels of the university. I can work with both small and very large groups of students and I have some experience of Distance Education. I have a genuine passion for teaching which is reflected in the ways I write and deliver courses. I have an interactive style, use multimedia in my teaching and online systems for delivery of material. I am able to teach alone with others. I am expert in teaching Australian History from a number of perspectives from undergraduate survey courses such as The Australian Experience, Issues in Australian History and Australia and the World, to courses on Australian auto/biography. My upper level course on film and history incorporated American, European and Australian films and was very well received by students. I have also taught survey courses in Western and Eastern Civilisation as well as having developed expertise in teaching womens history from 500-1750. Aside from copious informal positive feedback from students, my expertise has been recognised in formal ways. For example, my courses in Australian history have regularly over the years scored very highly in Student Evaluation of Courses. I was awarded a New South Wales Quality Teaching Award in 2007; I was named as one of the top ten nominees from The University of Newcastle in 2008 for the Unijobs Lecturer of the Year award; and I won an Australian College of Educators (Hunter Division) Teacher Recognition Award in 2009. My 2009 course on womens history at the Ourimbah campus, based on student satisfaction, was rated highest of 132 courses offered by the School of Humanities and Social Science in second semester 2009, and the same course was ranked third in the university as a whole. I am currently thesis supervisor for eight postgraduate higher degree students.

Administrative Expertise
1. I am able to undertake significant university-wide roles and discharge them effectively. For example, from January to June 2012, I was Acting Head of School in the School of Humanities and Social Science where I was Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning). I was Deputy Dean of Students at the Ourimbah Campus in 2008-2009 dealing with over one quarter of all cases for the Dean of Students Office. I have served on boards, committee of review, and interview panels, as well as given many presentations to prospective students. 2. I am able to handle complex organisational tasks. In terms of the wider academic community, I have managed two national/international conferences at the University of Newcastle, and I was Chair of the 2006 Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature that attracted over twenty of the nations top authors and over 1000 attendees. 3. I have considerable administrative expertise at the Program level as a Program Coordinator, first as Newstep Program Coordinator, where I was responsible for the management of 17 teaching staff and 240 students, and then as acting Program Co-ordinator, in the Open Foundation Program in 2003 where I coordinated over a thousand students and a large teaching staff. I have also been acting Bachelor of Arts Program Coordinator twice. 4. I have administrative strong expertise as course coordinator required to coordinate courses, some with over 500 students and seven tutors. 5. My expertise is sought out beyond the university. I was President of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (2011-2012) and on its executive currently; I have been Secretary of the International Australian Studies Association, and Book Reviews Editor since 2006 for the A ranked (ERA 2009) academic journal History of Education Review. I am on two other editorial boards.

Collaborations
My main research projects at present concern the history of Australian women teachers as leaders, for which I am collaborating on a book project accepted for publication in 2015. I am also interested in researching the theory and method of tertiary teaching, as well as collaborating on a funded research project 'Breaking the Barriers' examining the experience of first in family tertiary students.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Australian History
  • Enabling Education
  • Film and History
  • Film and the History of Australian Education
  • Gender and History
  • Gender and sexuality
  • History of Australian Education
  • History of Teacher Education

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130399Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified50
200299Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified10
210399Historical Studies not elsewhere classified40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
11/03/2015 - 10/03/2018Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
2/06/2015 - 2/07/2015Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/03/2013 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia
1/01/2013 - Editorial Board - Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History EducationHistorical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education
Australia
1/01/2013 - Editorial Board - Online Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New ZealandOnline Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand
Australia
1/01/2012 - Editorial Board - History of Education ReviewHistory of Education Review
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2014Membership - Executive, Australian & New Zealand History of Education SocietyExecutive, Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society
Australia
1/01/2005 - 31/12/2011Membership - International Australian Studies Association (InASA) ExecutiveInternational Australian Studies Association (InASA) Executive
Australia
1/08/2004 - 1/12/2008Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2004 - 31/12/2004Conference Chair - Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature Committee Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature Committee
Australia
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2004Conference Chair - The Inaugural Australian Enabling Educators Conference CommitteeThe Inaugural Australian Enabling Educators Conference Committee
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2012Vice-Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2009Excellence Award
Unknown
2009Teacher Recognition Award
Unknown
2009Lecturer of the Year
Unknown
2007New South Wales Quality Teaching Award
Australian College of Educators

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2012Presidential Address
Organisation: ANZHES
2009'From Reel Schools to Real Schools Australian Films and the History of Education'
Organisation: Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society Description: May, J., 2009, Keynote, 'From Reel Schools to Real Schools Australian Films and the History of Education', ANZHES Conference, Connections and Circuits in Histories of Education, 7 - 10 December, 2009, St Mark's College, North Adelaide.

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2013NewMac Postgraduate Conference
Organisation: University of Newcastle and Macquarie University
2012Newmac Postgraduate Conference
Organisation: University of Newcastle/Macquarie University Description: NewMac Postgraduate Conference
2012Invited Book Launch
Organisation: Common Ground Publishing; Coop Bookstore Description: Invitation to launch the book "Transformations & Self-Discovery" by Cathy Stone and Sarah O'Shea on 5 December 2012 at the Coop Bookstore at Ourimbah.
2011NSW Premiers History Prize
Organisation: Arts NSW, NSW State Government
2011NSW State Records
Organisation: NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration Description: This prestigious annual prize is worth $15,000.
2010Public Forum on Governor Macquarie
Organisation: NSW History Week (Hunter) Description: Public Forum on Governor Macquarie, Newcastle City Hall.
2009NSW Premier’s History Awards
Organisation: Arts NSW in association with the History Council of NSW Description: The New South Wales Premier’s History Awards, established to honour distinguished achievement in history by Australians, are worth $90,000 in total. I was one of six specialist invited judges under the leadership of Professor Ros Pesman, University of Sydney. I participated in the multimedia and Young People's History awards judging.

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2012Ned Kelly
Organisation: Singleton Library Description: Guest Speaker
2011'Look Who's Talking' Local History Series
Organisation: Maitland City Council Library Description: Invited speaker because of my research and expertise in Australian women's history.
2009International Women’s Day After Dinner Speech
Organisation: Union of Australian Women (Hunter Region) Description: Speech entitled: "Making Ends Meet: Women's Lives When the Global Becomes Local" on the Hunter Experience of the Great Depression.
2009Invited Speech for book launch
Organisation: Australian Teacher Education Association Description: Claiming a Voice, ATEA Conference, Albury, 29 June 2009.
2008Annual Conference Dinner
Organisation: Progressive Labour Party Description: Invited After Dinner Speaker on The Labour Movement in Newcastle During WWI.
2008Invited Occasional Talk
Organisation: Union of University Women Description: 'Topic: 'On Teaching The Patriarchal Equilibrium’
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013May J, Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema., Peter Lang, Bern, 285 (2013) [A1]
2009May JR, Holbrook AP, Thompson AM, Preston GD, Bessant B, Claiming a Voice: The First Thirty-Five Years of the Australian Teacher Education Association, Australian Teacher Education Association, Perth, WA, 169 (2009) [A2]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Greg Preston

Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011May JR, 'The Devil's Playground: Coming-of-age as national cinema', Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand, I. B. Tauris, London 158-163 (2011) [B2]
2002May JR, 'Loyalty and dissent: the labour movement in Newcastle during the Great War', Broadmeadow to Villers-Bretonneux: Newcastle during the Great War, Random, Newcastle 250 (2002) [B2]

Journal article (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014May JR, 'A History of Australian Schooling 260-262 (2014) [C3]
DOI10.1108/HER-05-2014-0032
2013May J, Proctor H, 'Being special: memories of the Australian public high school, 1920s-1950s', History of Education Review (Emerald Group Publishing Limited), 42 55-68 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1108/08198691311317697Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2
2013May JR, 'Book Review: Transformations and Self Discovery: Stories of Women Returning to Education by Cathy Stone and Sarah O'Shea 2012 Common Ground Publications.', Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, 50-51 (2013) [C3]
2010May JR, 'A field of desire: visions of education in selected Australian silent films', Paedagogica Historica, 46 623-637 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00309231003798237
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2009May JR, 'Schools as dangerous place: A historical perspective', Journal of Education Administration and History, 41 209-213 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1080/00220620902808319
2009May JR, 'Australian postwar documentary film: An arc of mirrors', Media International Australia, 173-174 (2009) [C3]
2009May JR, 'ATEA special publication: Claiming a voice: The first thirty-five years of the Australian Teacher Education Association', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 37 415-417 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1080/13598660903250407
2009May JR, 'A challenging vision: The teacher-student relationship in The Heartbreak Kid', Journal of Australian Studies, 33 405-415 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14443050903308642
CitationsScopus - 1
2008May JR, 'Puberty Blues and the representation of an Australian comprehensive high school', History of Education Review, 37 61-67 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1108/08198691200800011
2007May JR, Ramsland JA, 'The disenchantment of childhood: Exploring the cultural and spatial boundaries of childhood in three Australian feature films, 1920s-1970s', Paedagogica Historica, 43 135-149 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1080/00309230601080626
2006May JR, 'Imagining the secondary School : the 'pictorial turn' and representations of secondary schools in two Australian feature films of the 1970s', History of Education Review, 35 13-22 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1108/08198691200600002
2006May JR, 'Insistent Bodies versus the Rule: Male Sexualities and Gender Identities in the Devil's Playground', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10 107-123 (2006) [C1]
2006Bennett JE, May JR, 'Introduction', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10 i-ix (2006) [C3]
Co-authorsJ Bennett
2006May JR, 'Secrets and lies: Sex education and gendered memories of childhood's end in an Australian provincial city, 1930s-1950s', Sex Education, 6 1-15 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14681810500508790
2005Debenham JA, May JR, 'Making connections: a dialogue about learning and teaching in a tertiary enabling program', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 45 82-105 (2005) [C1]
Co-authorsJennifer Debenham
2004May JR, 'Educating Rita and Peter: gender and a history of the Open Foundation Program, University of Newcastle, Australia, 1974-1994', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 9 129-147 (2004) [C1]
2003May JR, 'Of secular nuns and worldly men: Australia students from two single-sex high schools recall their teachers in the 1930's to the 1950's', Histoire de L'Education, 161-185 (2003) [C2]
2003May JR, 'The Medium and the Message: Teaching 'Australia' to Australians in Two Types of tertiary Access Courses', Crossing: the bulletin of the International Australian Studies Association, Vol 8, 1 8 (2003) [C3]
2001May JR, 'A very big change', Change: Transformations in Education, 4 19-32 (2001) [C1]
1995May JR, 'A pocket of empowerment? Women's memories of selective schooling in Newcastle, 1930s to 1950s', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 1 11-21 (1995) [C1]
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012May JR, 'Winn, Osbert Mervyn (1906-1983)', Australian Dictionary of Biography (2012) [D2]
2004May JR, 'Special Issue on Enabling Education: Guest Editor's Desk', Australian Journal of Adult Learning (2004) [D2]
2001May J, Holbrook A, 'Book Review: Love and Freedom', History Of Education (2001) [D2]

Conference (26 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014O¿Shea S, Stone C, May JR, ''Breaking the Barriers: supporting and engaging mature age first-in-family university learners and their families'', Proceedings of the 17th International First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference Darwin, Australia, July 2014., Darwin, Australia (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsCathy Stone
2013May JR, 'Desire, Denial and Death in The Fringe Dwellers (1986): coming of age as a counter-narrative of nation', Conference Program and Book of Abstracts, Leicester, United Kingdom (2013) [E3]
2013May JR, 'Brian Smith: tackling wider access and participation in an Australian University in the 1970s', Final Conference Program with Abstracts, QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Queensland Australia (2013) [E3]
2013May JR, Bunn R, '1974-1976: The seeds of flexibility in pathways to tertiary participation at University of Newcastle, NSW', National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference, Melbourne, VIC (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsRosalie Bunn
2012May JR, 'The multicultural nation at school in Australian cinema', Abstracts. International Standing Conference for the History of Education, Geneva, Switzerland (2012) [E3]
2012May JR, 'Lessons from the black box: Australian cinematic representations of the classroom', Combined conference of the ANZHES, Mechanics' Institutes World Wide and the 10th Australian Library History Forum, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E3]
2012May JR, 'Reading the country in The Country Schoolteacher: The relevance of the history of education on film for understanding Australian nationalism', Program. 17th Biennial Conference: Canadian History of Education Association, Vancouver, BC (2012) [E3]
2011Proctor H, May JR, 'The ties that bind: Memory and the experience of the NSW selective public high school, 1920s-1950s', Experiencing Education: Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society Conference. Programme and Abstracts 2011, Auckland, NZ (2011) [E3]
2011May JR, 'Suffering sexualities: Otherness and counternarratives of nation in two Australian coming of age films', Histories of Sexuality, Newcastle, Australia (2011) [E3]
2010May JR, 'A classroom without walls: Reviewing post-war national imaginings of Australian geography in two Australian documentaries', Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference. Program and General Information for Delegates, University of Western Australia, WA (2010) [E2]
2010May JR, 'Schooling at the periphery: In My Beginning and the experimental Koornong School, Victoria, 1939-1947', Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society Conference Program and Abstracts, Wagga Wagga, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010May JR, ''Welcome to Dante's Inferno': Gender, the nation, and the boy problem in two Australian school films of the 1980s', Double Vision: Biennial Australian Studies Conference, University of Sydney (2010) [E2]
2009May JR, 'ATEA in the 1980s: Context, history and identity', ATEA 2009 Conference Program, Albury, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009May JR, 'From reel schools to real schools: Australian films and the history of education', Connections and Circuits in Histories of Education: Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society Conference Program and Abstracts 2009, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2008May JR, 'A challenging vision: Eros, agency and gender in The Heartbreak Kid', ASA Conference 2008. New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies. Book of Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2008) [E3]
2008May JR, 'Father knows best: One woman's transition from school to work in the late 1940s', Work! Work! Work! Work and the History of Education: Program and Abstracts, University of Sydney (2008) [E3]
2007May JR, 'Engaging histories: Engaging the history of education on Australian silent film: The female teacher as object of desire', Australian Historical Association 2007 Regional Conference. Papers, Armidale, NSW (2007) [E2]
2006May J, 'Reflections on writing the history of a professional association: the ATEA Project', ANZHES Conference: Education, Leadership and Community, Armidale (2006) [E3]
2005May J, 'Picnics, Playgrounds and Puberty Blues: Visions of Youth and the Nation in Australian Films 1970s to the 1980s', Paper presented at the 8th Biennial EASA and InASA Conference, ReVisions of Australia: Histories, Images, Identities, Debrecen (2005) [E3]
2004Debenham JA, May JR, 'Making connections: a dialogue about learning and teaching in a tertiary enabling program', Building Foundations 2004 Conference of Enabling Educators, Newcastle, Australia (2004) [E2]
Co-authorsJennifer Debenham
2003May JR, 'From idea to reality: A history of the Open Foundation Program, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, circa 1970-1978', Bridging Education in New Zealand Proceedings of the Third Conference of the New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators, Auckland, New Zealand (2003) [E4]
2001May J, Jarvis R, Holbrook A, 'Migrants and education in the Hunter Region of New South Wales after World War Two', Visible Migrants 6 - Speaking to Immigrants: Oral testimony and the History of Australian Migration, Canberra (2001) [E3]
1999Holbrook AP, May JR, 'Research into gender and discipline in the early twentieth century classroom', Global Issues & Local Effects: The Challenge for Educational Research, Melbourne Australia (1999) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook
1999May J, 'Sex/gender differences in the school to work transition of forty selective school students in Newcastle, 1930s to the 1950s', NIER Mini-Conference 99: From School to Work, Callaghan (1999) [E3]
1998Holbrook AP, May JR, 'Making an impression: teachers' use of the 'visual' in Australian classrooms (1920s-1950s)', Imagine, All the Education..... The Visual in the Making of the Educational Space through History, Leuven (1998) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook
1996May JR, 'Australian womens and mens autobiographies of childhood and schooling, 1930s-1950s', Sidelights to an oral history study Conference Papers, Brisbane, Australia (1996) [E2]
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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014May JR, 'Films with students, teachers and schooling', Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand (DEHANZ). online at http://dehanz.net.au: Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (2014)
2004May J, 'Communities benefit from engaged members', (2004) [O1]

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Grushka K, Bennett J, Parkes RJ, Beirne R, Donnelly D, Falzon C, et al., 'Visual media texts: Teaching and assessing the humanities & social sciences in a post-literate age', Centre for Learning and Teaching, 18 (2013) [R1]
Co-authorsRobert Imre, Kath Grushka, Robert Parkes, Debra Donnelly, J Bennett, Heather Sharp, Rebecca Beirne, Chris Falzon
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$72,543

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $15,000

Comparing Our Pasts (COP) International Pilot Study$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Heather Sharp, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Jill Barnes, Ms Vicki Parkes
SchemeStrategic Networks Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500901
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20142 grants / $20,350

Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, Society$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Catherine Hart, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Heather Sharp
SchemeStrategic Networks Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400959
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Breaking the barriers: supporting and engaging mature age first-in-family university learners and their families$5,350

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding bodyOffice for Learning and Teaching
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May, Dr Sarah O'Shea, Doctor Cathy Stone, Ms Janine Delahunty
SchemeCommissioned Strategic Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400842
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20111 grants / $10,000

Visual Media Texts: Teaching and Assessing the Humanities and Social Sciences in a Post-literate Age$10,000

A Teaching and Learning Project to scope the use of multimedia in tertiary classrooms at the University of Newcastle.
Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeTEACHING AND LEARNING PROJECT GRANTS 2011
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $1,500

The Australian historical Associate Biennial Conference: Reviewing History, The University of Western Australia, Perth, 05 - 09 July 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000529
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $492

ANZHES Conference: Connections and circuits in histories of education, North Adelaide, 7-10 December 2009$492

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0900106
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $580

Engaging Histories - 2007 Regional Conference, University of New England, Armidale, 23/9/2007 - 26/9/2007$580

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188016
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $17,510

History of the Australian Teacher Education Association$17,510

Funding body: Australian Teacher Education Association

Funding bodyAustralian Teacher Education Association
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May, Mr Greg Preston, Professor Bob Bessant, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186621
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20051 grants / $1,957

8th Biennial European Australian Studies Association Conference. ReVision of Australia: Histories, Images, Identities, 20-24 September 2005$1,957

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185436
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20042 grants / $2,710

The National Conference of Enabling Educators: Building Foundations 14 to 16 July 2004$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May
SchemeConference Establishment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183776
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Social Change, Education and History ANZHES Annual Conference 2004, 7-10 December 2004$210

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184954
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $840

3rd Annual Conference of New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators$840

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183280
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $1,604

XXIV Annual Conference: Secondary Education-Institutional, Cultural and Social History, Paris, France 9-13 July 2002$1,604

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Josephine May
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181718
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Turn the Switch On: The Potential Class and the Search for the Cultural Thread!
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014Development and Change in the Specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia 1950 - 2010, Retrospect and Prospect
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014In Search of George Wenham: an Aboriginal Anzac and the History of Denial
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014The women's movement in Newcastle in the 1970s and 1980s through the lens of Josephine Conway's archives
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014Finding Out About the Past Through Documentaries: The Role and Significance of Documentary Films in Informing, Educating and Influencing Historical Consciousness
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012The Portrayal and Implications of Feminine Ageing in Latin Literature
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009Memory, Work and Community at Teralba
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2008The History and Impacts of the Open Foundation Program on the Hunter and Central Coast Regions
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006The College: A History of Newcastle Teachers' College, College of Advanced Education and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education.
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Women and Constructing Re-Membering: Identity Formation in the Stolen Generations
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Storytelling Engagement in the Classroom: Observable Behavioural Cues of Children's Story Experiences
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Masculinities in American Western Films, 1950-1972: A Hyper-Linear History
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Creative Empathy: How Writers Turn Experience Not Their Own Into Literary Non-Fiction
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008Value to Vermin: The Donkey in Australia
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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News

Dr Robert Parkes

UON Research Group Launches World-class Journal

July 1, 2014

The University of Newcastle's Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, and Society (HERMES) Research Group has launched its inaugural issue of Historical Encounters.

Associate Professor Josephine May

Position

Deputy Director
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Emailjosephine.may@newcastle.edu.au
Phone4921 5383
Mobile0418 531 553

Office

RoomMCG62b
BuildingMcMullin
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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