Associate Professor Josephine May

Associate Professor Josephine May

Conjoint Associate Professor

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (History)

Looking back to move forward

Simply but superbly, Conjoint Associate Professor Josephine May is seeking to improve the Australian student experience.

Conjoint Associate Professor, Josephine May

At the heart of Associate Professor Josephine May’s research is the principle of equality. Motivated by this principle, the feminist historian has spent most of the last three decades piecing together our educational past, trying to understand how and why women have not been accorded equal rights and enrichment – a condition sadly still apparent today.

“How women have dealt with the gendered obstacles they encountered as they claimed their place in education is relevant to our current predicament,” she insists.

"I explore this history from other perspectives as well, including through a biographical / first person lens, as well as utilising class, age and race perspectives."

“My research interests extend to the history of educational representations, especially in cinema and photography.”

Like many scholars at university who have engaged in both teaching and research, Josephine has more than one academic focus. A clever multitasker, she is proudly committed to ensuring that students are given every opportunity to succeed in tertiary education.

“I believe we must make all possible efforts amid the increasingly econometric culture in which we are placed, to remember that our students are far more than generators of numbers – they are the future leaders of our society,” the critical thinker asserts.

“Our job is to challenge, nurture, inspire and encourage them to be rounded, knowledgeable, just, inclusive, thoughtful and optimistic global citizens, equipped to face the uncertainties they will no doubt encounter as we make our way into the post-industrial future.”

Old issues, new understandings

Josephine’s research career began in 1993, when she commenced a PhD at UON. Blurring the boundaries of history and memory, the seven-year probe sought to gain fresh insight into the experiences of students from Newcastle Girls’ High School and Newcastle Boys’ High School during the middle decades of the 20th century.

“I crafted a blended oral history methodology called ‘history-in-the-round,’” she recalls.

“It allowed for a multilayered analysis of schooling experiences from the adolescents’ point of view.”

“At the time, studies from this perspective were rare.”

Simultaneously drawing from interdisciplinary research literature on memory, Josephine then looked to explore the nature of both personal and social memory about education, then and now. Adopting a gendered lens, the passionate and hardworking researcher also examined the ways in which schools were places where students were constructed as young men and women.

“The oral histories produced a rich portrait of life in these schools,” she elaborates.

“In particular, I found that the boys’ school operated within wider society’s hegemonic view of masculinity, enacting its role in producing young men who would be breadwinners, social leaders and perhaps soldiers if needed.”

“The girls’ school, however, occupied an ambivalent position because, while it advocated a strict normative model of femininity based on the concept of ‘the lady,’ its project was deeply subversive of traditional gender roles.”

“This subversion happened both directly, such as when female students, especially the high achieving ones, were encouraged to think in terms of professional careers, and indirectly, such as when unmarried professional women teachers modelled an alternative life outside of the domestic norm.”

“On the whole, men were less conscious of these forces exerted by gender formation than women were.”

Aligning with the work of American sociologist Michael Kimmel, Josephine’s thesis agreed that women, although accorded less power than men, had more latitude to define their identities. Men, on the other hand, were offered at that time a narrower range of options for the performance of their gender identities.

Teaching, learning, researching and inspiring

Josephine stayed on at UON after receiving her award in 2000, having already signed on as a casual tutor in Australian History in what was then the School of Liberal Arts and in Australian Culture and Society within the University’s enabling programs. What began in the mid 1990s as a fractional appointment as an enabling lecturer soon turned into a full time academic position. However, the prolific publisher also spent a number of “happy years” as a History lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences based at Ourimbah.

“I came back to Callaghan in 2011 and was Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) for a time,” she states.

“Then in 2013 I returned to the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre where I began and spent the remaining years as Deputy Director, overseeing Teaching and Learning .

“My career at the University of Newcastle has had a pleasing circularity to it”, she said.

Having retired, Josephine is currently undertaking a generous handful of interesting research projects as a conjoint  For example, she is engaged in research with colleagues about study skills, especially looking at the design and efficacy of free online courses (MOOCs). As well this thought-provoking scholar is in the process of exploring the transnational lives of the first generations of academically educated Australian women.

“As well I am part of a team of researchers using narrative techniques to write a book commissioned by Palgrave Macmillan about the experiences of first-in-family university students,” she shares.

“I’m also a member of the national Office of Learning and Teaching-funded study aimed at improving the success rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students, and the HERMES research group looking at historical consciousness.”

“It’s a busy life!”

Looking back to move forward

Associate Professor Josephine May am an historian of education specializing in the history of Australian education and enabling education.

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Career Summary

Biography

I am Conjoint Associate Professor in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre. I am a historian of education specializing in the history of Australian education and enabling education. I am interested in visual representations of educational subjects, as well as gender, class, age, race and ethnicity and how they have in the past, and do now, affect the lived experience of education. My comprehensive work on filmic representations of Australian schooling, entitled Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema, published by Peter Lang in 2013, has received excellent reviews. My numerous research articles have appeared in leading journals including History of Education Review, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Journal of Australian Studies and Paedagogica Historica. I am on the Editorial Board of History of Education Review, Associate Editor of Historical Encounters, a journal of historical consciousness, historical cultures and history education, and I was the inaugural Chair of the Editorial Board of the Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand (DEHANZ). I am a former President of the Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society (2011-2012) and former national secretary and executive member of InASA (2004-2008). My new book with Tanya Fitzgerald is entitled Portraying lives: Headmistresses and women professors 1880s-1940s (in press, IAP 2016, http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Portraying-Lives). With colleagues Sarah O'Shea and Janine Delahunty (University of Wollongong) and Cathy Stone (University of Newcastle), I collaborated on a successful OLT project in 2013-2014 entitled 'Breaking the Barriers' that resulted in a very well attended national workshop, a report and a website (see www.firstinfamily.com.au) for prospective and current first in family university students and staff who work with them. The research team is currently working on a book about the experiences of first-in-family university students for Palgrave Macmillan (2017). 



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

Code Description Percentage
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 50
200299 Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified 10
210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2013 -  Associate Professor University 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 Education Historical 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 Zealand Online Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editorial Board - History of Education Review History of Education Review
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2014 Membership - Executive, Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society Executive, Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society
Australia
1/01/2009 - 12/03/2013 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2005 - 31/12/2011 Membership - International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Executive International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Executive
Australia
1/08/2004 - 1/12/2008 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2004 - 31/12/2004 Conference Chair - Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature Committee Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature Committee
Australia
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2004 Conference Chair - The Inaugural Australian Enabling Educators Conference Committee The Inaugural Australian Enabling Educators Conference Committee
Australia

Awards

Recognition

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

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Presidential 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

Year Title / Rationale
2013 NewMac Postgraduate Conference
Organisation: University of Newcastle and Macquarie University
2012 Newmac Postgraduate Conference
Organisation: University of Newcastle/Macquarie University Description: NewMac Postgraduate Conference
2012 Invited 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.
2011 NSW Premiers History Prize
Organisation: Arts NSW, NSW State Government
2011 NSW State Records
Organisation: NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration Description: This prestigious annual prize is worth $15,000.
2010 Public Forum on Governor Macquarie
Organisation: NSW History Week (Hunter) Description: Public Forum on Governor Macquarie, Newcastle City Hall.
2009 NSW 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

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Ned 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.
2009 International 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.
2009 Invited Speech for book launch
Organisation: Australian Teacher Education Association Description: Claiming a Voice, ATEA Conference, Albury, 29 June 2009.
2008 Annual Conference Dinner
Organisation: Progressive Labour Party Description: Invited After Dinner Speaker on The Labour Movement in Newcastle During WWI.
2008 Invited Occasional Talk
Organisation: Union of University Women Description: 'Topic: 'On Teaching The Patriarchal Equilibrium’

Prestigious works

Year Commenced Year Finished Prestigious Work Role
2015 2015 BA Review Panel La Trobe University Reviewer
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Publications

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


Book (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Fitzgerald T, May J, Portraying lives: Headmistresses and Women Professors 1880s-1940s, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, USA, 148 (2016) [A1]
2013 May J, Reel Schools: Schooling and the Nation in Australian Cinema., Peter Lang, Bern, 285 (2013) [A1]
2009 May 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Greg Preston

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 May JR, 'History-in-the-round: Oral history, memory and praxis for small scale oral history projects', Oral history education: Dialogue with the past, Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO, Ljubljana 27-41 (2016) [B1]
2011 May 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]
2002 May 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 (22 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 May JR, Delahunty J, O'Shea S, Stone C, 'Seeking the passionate career: first-in-family enabling students and the idea of the Australian university', Higher Education Quarterly, (2016)
DOI 10.1111/hequ.12104
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2016 Stone C, O'Shea S, May JR, Delahunty J, Partington Z, 'Opportunity through online learning: experiences of first-in-family students in online open-entry higher education', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 56 146-169 (2016)
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2016 O'Shea S, Stone C, Delahunty J, May JR, 'Discourses of betterment and opportunity: exploring the privileging of university attendance for first-in-family learners', Studies in Higher Education, (2016)
DOI 10.1080/03075079.2016.1212325
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2015 May J, Bunn RJ, '1974-1976: the seeds of longevity in a pathway to tertiary participation at University of Newcastle, NSW', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 55 135-152 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Rosalie Bunn
2013 May 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]
DOI 10.1108/08198691311317697
Citations Scopus - 2
2010 May JR, 'A field of desire: visions of education in selected Australian silent films', Paedagogica Historica, 46 623-637 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00309231003798237
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2009 May 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]
DOI 10.1080/13598660903250407
2009 May JR, 'A challenging vision: The teacher-student relationship in The Heartbreak Kid', Journal of Australian Studies, 33 405-415 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14443050903308642
Citations Scopus - 1
2008 May JR, 'Puberty Blues and the representation of an Australian comprehensive high school', History of Education Review, 37 61-67 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/08198691200800011
2007 May 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]
DOI 10.1080/00309230601080626
Citations Web of Science - 3
2006 May 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]
DOI 10.1108/08198691200600002
2006 May 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]
2006 Bennett JE, May JR, 'Introduction', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 10 i-ix (2006) [C3]
Co-authors J Bennett
2006 May 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]
DOI 10.1080/14681810500508790
2005 May JR, 'A child of change: the establishment of the Open Foundation Programme in 1974', History of Education Review, 34 51-62 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/08198691200500004
2005 Debenham 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-authors Jennifer Debenham
2004 May 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]
2004 May JR, 'Special Issue on Enabling Education: Guest Editor's Desk', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 44 (2004) [D2]
2003 May 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]
2003 May 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]
2001 May JR, 'A very big change', Change: Transformations in Education, 4 19-32 (2001) [C1]
1995 May 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 (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 May JR, 'A History of Australian Schooling (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1108/HER-05-2014-0032
2013 May 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 (2013) [C3]
2009 May JR, 'Schools as dangerous place: A historical perspective', Journal of Education Administration and History (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/00220620902808319
2009 May JR, 'Australian postwar documentary film: An arc of mirrors', Media International Australia (2009) [C3]
2001 May J, Holbrook A, 'Book Review: Love and Freedom', History Of Education (2001) [D2]
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Conference (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Fitzgerald T, May JR, 'Portraying lives: Women headmistresses and professors 1880s-1940s', Abstracts Reviewed. (2016)
2015 Fitzgerald T, May JR, 'Portraits of past lives: Women headmistresses and professors 1880s-1940s' (2015) [O1]
2015 May JR, O'Shea S, Stone C, Delahunty J, 'Seeing what all the fuss was about: The narratives of two first-in-family men enrolled in an enabling program as sites of struggle over the cultural imaginary of the Australian university' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2014 O¿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. (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2014 May JR, 'The shadow of the world-sorrow hangs over us all: Australian Women Educational Leaders Narrativising the World Wars', Full written paper but Abstract only reviewed and published in the Conference Program (2014)
2014 O'Shea S, May JR, Stone C, 'Ripples of learning ¿higher education participation, familial habitus, gender and first-in-family female students', The abstract was peer reviewed, accepted by email on 6 June 20014 from the conference committee and the paper was presented. (2014)
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2013 May 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 (2013) [E3]
2013 May JR, 'Brian Smith: tackling wider access and participation in an Australian University in the 1970s', Final Conference Program with Abstracts (2013) [E3]
2013 May 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 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Rosalie Bunn
2012 May JR, 'The multicultural nation at school in Australian cinema', Abstracts. International Standing Conference for the History of Education (2012) [E3]
2012 May 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 (2012) [E3]
2012 May 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 (2012) [E3]
2011 Proctor 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 (2011) [E3]
2011 May JR, 'Suffering sexualities: Otherness and counternarratives of nation in two Australian coming of age films', Histories of Sexuality (2011) [E3]
2010 May 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 (2010) [E2]
2010 May 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 (2010) [E3]
2010 May 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 (2010) [E2]
2009 May JR, 'ATEA in the 1980s: Context, history and identity', ATEA 2009 Conference Program (2009) [E3]
2009 May 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 (2009) [E3]
2008 May 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 (2008) [E3]
2008 May 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 (2008) [E3]
2007 May 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 (2007) [E2]
2006 May J, 'Reflections on writing the history of a professional association: the ATEA Project', ANZHES Conference: Education, Leadership and Community (2006) [E3]
2005 May 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 (2005) [E3]
2004 Debenham JA, May JR, 'Making connections: a dialogue about learning and teaching in a tertiary enabling program', Building Foundations 2004 Conference of Enabling Educators (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Jennifer Debenham
2003 May 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 (2003) [E4]
2001 May 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 (2001) [E3]
1999 Holbrook AP, May JR, 'Research into gender and discipline in the early twentieth century classroom', Global Issues & Local Effects: The Challenge for Educational Research (1999) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
1999 May 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 (1999) [E3]
1998 Holbrook 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 (1998) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
1996 May JR, 'Australian womens and mens autobiographies of childhood and schooling, 1930s-1950s', Sidelights to an oral history study Conference Papers (1996) [E2]
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Other (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fagan, May JR, 'Open Foundation opens doors to uni study', Newcastle Morning Herald Opinion. Newcastle NSW: Newcastle Morning Herald (2015)
Co-authors Seamus Fagan
2015 Stone C, May J, O'Shea S, Delahunty J, 'Launching the First in Family website', ( issue.June pp.2-3). ANZSSA@vuw.ac.nz: ANZSSA (2015)
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2015 O'Shea S, Stone C, May JR, 'It's a good life going to uni isn't it? Problematising perceptions of opportunity and betterment for first-in-family learners attending university', (2015)
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2015 Delahunty J, O'Shea S, Stone C, May JR, 'Listening to Emma and Liana: stories from two young Aboriginal women who are first in their families to attend university', (2015)
Co-authors Cathy Stone
2014 May 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)
2014 May JR, 'Headmistresses' Association during WWI', (2014)
2014 May JR, Kavanagh K, 'Introduction to Transformations: 40th Open Foundation Program Anniversary Art Show Catalogue', Transformations: 40th Open Foundation Program Anniversary Art Show Catalogue ( issue.one only pp.4-5). Newcastle, NSW: ELFSC UON (2014)
2012 May JR, 'Winn, Osbert Mervyn (1906-1983)', ( issue.-). Carlton, VIC (2012) [D2]
2004 May J, 'Communities benefit from engaged members', (2004) [O1]
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Grushka 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-authors Heather Sharp, J Bennett, Robert Parkes, Kath Grushka, Robert Imre, Rebecca Beirne, Chris Falzon, Debra Donnelly
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 14
Total funding $113,661

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


20161 grants / $41,118

Addressing the gap between policy and implementation: Strategies for improving educational outcomes of Indigenous students$41,118

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding body Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor Josephine May, Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Professor Denise Wood, Dr Felecia Watkin, Professor Irabinna Rigney
Scheme Innovation Development Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600568
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20151 grants / $15,000

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

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Heather Sharp, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Jill Barnes, Ms Vicki Parkes
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500901
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20142 grants / $20,350

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

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Catherine Hart, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Heather Sharp
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400959
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May, Dr Sarah O'Shea, Doctor Cathy Stone, Ms Janine Delahunty
Scheme Commissioned Strategic Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400842
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr James Bennett, Dr Robert Parkes, Dr Kath Gruska

Scheme TEACHING AND LEARNING PROJECT GRANTS 2011
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000529
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0900106
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188016
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $17,510

History of the Australian Teacher Education Association$17,510

Funding body: Australian Teacher Education Association

Funding body Australian Teacher Education Association
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May, Mr Greg Preston, Professor Bob Bessant, Professor Allyson Holbrook
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186621
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185436
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May
Scheme Conference Establishment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183776
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184954
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $840

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183280
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Josephine May
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181718
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.95

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD The women's movement in Newcastle in the 1970s and 1980s through the lens of Josephine Conway's archives
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD The Portrayal and Implications of Feminine Ageing in Latin Literature
PhD (Classics), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Memory, Work and Community at Teralba
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD The History and Impacts of the Open Foundation Program on the Hunter and Central Coast Regions
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD The College: A History of Newcastle Teachers' College, College of Advanced Education and the Hunter Institute of Higher Education.
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD The History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia from 1950 to 2010
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD "My Own Darling Laddie". In Search of George Wenham: An Aboriginal Anzac and the History of Denial
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Women and Constructing Re-Membering: Identity Formation in the Stolen Generations
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Storytelling Engagement in the Classroom: Observable Behavioural Cues of Children's Story Experiences
PhD (Humanities), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Masculinities in American Western Films, 1950-1972: A Hyper-Linear History
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Creative Empathy: How Writers Turn Experience Not Their Own Into Literary Non-Fiction
PhD (English), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Value to Vermin: The Donkey in Australia
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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News

UON innovation and development grants

January 19, 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has achieved success in the latest round of Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) funding for innovation and development projects.

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

Conjoint Associate Professor
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Email josephine.may@newcastle.edu.au
Mobile 0439 676567

Office

Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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