This research project explores the history of Australian women during World War I, and their diverse personal stories of war, drawing on a wide range of historical records and sources.
The study reaches out to the community through a blog hosted by the University of Newcastle and facilitates award-winning postgraduate research on the topic, as well as several publications. This study is supported by a NSW Centenary of Anzac Commemoration (2014-2018) History Fellowship (Arts NSW).
- Strong track record and international profile in women's history and Indigenous history
- Research environment for histories of violence and war
- Multiple public speaking engagements, including NSW History Week 2014
- Selected for an ABC Radio National broadcast on Remembrance Day 2014
- International exposure, including an appearance on Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty 2015
- National exposure, including radio and television interviews and a special ABC Anzac Day national news bulletin
- Blog promoted widely, including by Honest History
Capabilities and facilities
- Historical research and presentations
Successful applications of research
- Understanding the historical impact and effect of war in women's lives and Australia
- Arts NSW
- State Library of New South Wales
- National Library of Australia