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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 13/10/1995
  • Master of Museum Studies, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(History), Dalhousie University - Canada

Research

Research keywords

  • Air Pollution
  • Environmental History
  • Human/Animal Relations
  • Newcastle

Research expertise

My field is Australian cultural history, in particular histories of leisure cultures in Australia. I have published in the areas of beach culture, food, and roads and driving. My PhD treated the history of Newcastle and I maintain an interest in local and urban history. I co authored a history of the Australian Reptile Park published in 2010. My current main research interests are in air pollution and human/animal relations.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210399Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified50
150699Tourism Not Elsewhere Classified35
220299History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields Not Elsewhere Classified15

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian Historical Association

Other

  • Member - Australian Dictionary of Biography NSW Working Party

Appointments

Editor of Exhibition Reviews
History Australia (Australia)
01/09/2003 - 01/12/2005

Invitations

The Voyage of the Platypus, 1947: The Role of the Naturalist in International Diplomacy
Australian Historical Association Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2008
The Song of the Snake: Eric Worrell and the Environmental Sensibilities of the 1950s
Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have served on variety of committees at Departmental, School and Faculty level. I am currently the Honours coordinator for the School of Humanities and Social Science at Ourimbah, co editor of the Ourimbah Teaching and Learning newsletter and Deputy Dean of Students.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Australian cultural history

Teaching expertise

My teaching is in the area of Australian cultural and environmental history and is closely related to my research. In addition to two first year survey courses, one examining Australia internally and the second placing Australia in an international context, I offer courses on histories of Australian cities, on heritage in Australia and on Australian environmental history.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Cushing NE, Huntsman L, 'A National Icon: Surf lifesaving and Australian society and culture', Between the Flags: one hundred summers of Australian surf lifesaving, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 1-21 (2006) [B1]
2002Cushing NE, 'The Pacific Highway and Australian Modernity', Departures: how Australia reinvents itself, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 44-51 (2002) [B1]
2009Cushing NE, 'Australia's smoke city: Air pollution in Newcastle', Australian Economic History Review, 49 19-33 (2009) [C1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Markwell K, Cushing NE, Snake-bitten: Eric Worrell and the Australian Reptile Park, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 240 (2010) [A1]

Chapter (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Cushing NE, Markwell K, 'From Snake Handlers to Wildlife Entrepreneurs', Venom: Fear, Fascination and Discovery, Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 57-63 (2013) [B1]
2013Cushing NE, Markwell K, 'Snakes in the Twentieth-century Australian Imagination', Venom: Fear, Fascination and Discovery, Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 51-56 (2013) [B1]
2011Cushing NE, Markwell K, 'I can't look: Disgust as a factor in the zoo experience', Zoos and Tourism: Conservation, Education, Entertainment?, Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK 167-178 (2011) [B1]
2011Cushing NE, 'Rosie's Secret', Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand, I. B. Tauris, London 275-279 (2011) [B2]
2008Clark J, Cushing NE, Oakley R, 'Competing voices on the road: Seeking pleasure and representing death on the Pacific Highway', Shop till you Drop: Essays on Consuming and Dying in Australia, Southern Highlands Publishers, Normanhurst, New South Wales 106-121 (2008) [B1]
2006Cushing NE, Huntsman L, 'A National Icon: Surf lifesaving and Australian society and culture', Between the Flags: one hundred summers of Australian surf lifesaving, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney 1-21 (2006) [B1]
2002Cushing NE, 'The Pacific Highway and Australian Modernity', Departures: how Australia reinvents itself, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne 44-51 (2002) [B1]
1998Cushing NE, 'Our History Our Valley', Riverchange, Newcastle Region Public Library, Newcastle 3-36 (1998) [B1]
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Journal article (12 outputs)

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2012Boom K, Ben-Ami D, Croft DB, Cushing NE, Ramp D, Boronyak L, ''Pest' and Resource: A Legal History of Australia's Kangaroos', Animal Studies Journal, 1 17-40 (2012) [C1]
2010Cushing NE, Markwell K, ''Watch out for these killers!': Newspaper coverage of the Sydney Funnel Web Spider and its impact on antivenom research', Health and History, 12 79-96 (2010) [C1]
2009Cushing N, Markwell K, 'Platypus diplomacy: animal gifts in international relations', JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 33 255-271 (2009) [C1]
2009Cushing NE, 'Australia's smoke city: Air pollution in Newcastle', Australian Economic History Review, 49 19-33 (2009) [C1]
2009Markwell K, Cushing NE, 'The serpent's stare meets the tourist's gaze: Strategies of display at the Australian Reptile Park', Current Issues in Tourism, 12 475-488 (2009) [C1]
2009Cushing NE, 'Balancing Biography and Institutional History: Eric Worrell¿s Australian Reptile Park', Public History Review, 16 78-91 (2009) [C1]
2007Cushing NE, 'The mysterious disappearance of maize: Food compulsion and food choice in colonial New South Wales', Food, Culture and Society, 10 109-130 (2007) [C1]
2007Cushing NE, 'The road behind us: the Pacific Highway, Sydney to Brisbane, as a heritage corridor', Historic Environment, 20 21-25 (2007)
2005Boissonneault M-F, Gladstone W, Scott PB, Cushing NE, 'Grey Nurse Shark Human Interactions and Portrayals:A Study of newspaper portrayals of the Grey Nurse Shark from 1969-2003', Electronic Green Journal, Winter 2005 Online (2005) [C1]
1999Cushing N, 'A Day at the Coast: Gender, Work and Holiday Making on the New South Wales Central Coast', Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 4 3-11 (1999) [C1]
1998Cushing NE, 'Coalopolis to Steel City: Perceptions of Newcastle 1797-1859', Journal of Australian Studies, 57 61-71 (1998) [C1]
1998Cushing NE, 'Timbertown, A Review', Locality, 9, #1 13-18 (1998) [C3]
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Conference (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Cushing NE, Markwell K, 'The zoo-goer's grimace: Fear and loathing in the zoo experience', A World of Popular Entertainments Conference Proceedings, Callaghan, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Cushing NE, Markwell KW, ''Don't by-pass Gosford': The Car, the Australian Reptile Park and the promotion of tourism on the New South Wales Central Coast, 1959 - 80', Seachange: New and Renewed Urban Landscapes: 9th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference Proceedings, Caloundra, QLD (2008) [E1]
2008Cushing NE, Markwell KW, 'The Voyage of the Platypus, 1947: The role of the naturalist in international diplomacy', Locating History. Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference. Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2007Boissonneault M-F, Gladstone W, Scott PB, Cushing NE, 'Grey nurse shark human interactions and portrayals: A study of newspaper portrayals of the grey nurse shark from 1969-2003', Animals and Society II: Considering Animals. Handbook, Hobart (2007) [E3]
2002Cushing N, '"Urban Space in the Suburbs, The Pacific Highway and Sydney's Upper North Shore"' (2002) [E1]
2002Cushing N, 'Urban Space in the Suburbs: The Pacific Highway and Sydney''s Upper North Shore', Suburbia, A conference, Sydney (2002) [E4]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$60,868

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2013 (1 grants)

The Skeleton at the Feast: Australian animals as food and non food in the colonial period$12,000
Funding Body: Library Council of NSW

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
Merewether ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020132013
GNo:G1301342

2008 (1 grants)

Australian Historical Associtation Biennial Conference, University of Melbourne, 7/7/2008 - 10/7/2008$545
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$54520082008
GNo:G0189261

2005 (2 grants)

Equity Research Fellowship Round 1 2005$27,262
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,26220052005
GNo:G0184854

Australia ICOMOS, Corrugations, The Romance and Reality of Historic Roads, 25-27 November 2005$435
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$43520052005
GNo:G0185947

2004 (1 grants)

Rations and gender in colonial Australia$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020042004
GNo:G0183446

1998 (1 grants)

A Cultural History of the Pacific Highway.$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00019981998
GNo:G0177226

1996 (2 grants)

Directory of Historians$9,800
Funding Body: 1997 Bicentenary Historical Research Projects

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,80019961996
GNo:G0176317

1st Annual Australian Identities: History, Culture & Environment Conference - Dublin, Ireland - 3-6/7/96$1,326
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,32619961996
GNo:G0176218

1995 (1 grants)

Creating the Coalopolis: Perceptions of Newcastle, 1770 to 1935.$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Nancy Cushing
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019951995
GNo:G0175971
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions9
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.45

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142020PhD (History)Co-SupervisorThe women's movement in Newcastle in the 1970s and 1980s through the lens of Josephine Conway's archives
20132017M Philosophy (History)Principal SupervisorThe Preparation of the Newcastle Steel Industry for War and It's War Production - 1932 to 1945
20132017PhD (History)Co-SupervisorEarly Seamen's Missions in Australia
20132017PhD (History)Principal SupervisorAustralian Urban Squatters of the 1970's: Establishing and Living a Radical Lifestyle in Suburban Sydney.
20102015PhD (History)Principal SupervisorThe Socio-Political Motivations of Urban Planning Legislation in NSW 1778-1979
20092014PhD (History)Co-SupervisorMemory, Work and Community at Teralba
20082017PhD (History)Co-SupervisorMilitary and Civil Defence Planning in South-Eastern Australia, 1932-1945
20082016PhD (History)Co-SupervisorThe History and Impacts of the Open Foundation Program on the Hunter and Central Coast Regions
20072007 History
University of Adelaide
Sole SupervisorConvicts to Cultural Conviction

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (History)Principal Supervisor"...here is an Asylum open..." Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 - 2014
2007M Arts (Humanities) [R]Sole SupervisorDo Historic Houses Have a Future? An Exploration of the Factors Which Contribute to or Detract From the Recognition, Appreciation and Formal Heritage Protection of Historic Houses in the Central Coast Region
2004PhD (Humanities)Principal SupervisorFounding Fathers and Foundering Myths: Monuments to Explorers in the Blue Mountains New South Wales
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Dr Nancy Cushing

Work Phone(02) 4348 4055
Fax(02) 4348 4075
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaHistory
Office
HO1.06,
Humanities Office,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/nancy-cushing