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Researcher: Turnbull, PG (Professor Paul Turnbull)

Fields of Research

History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Historical Studies
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
History and Philosophy of the Humanities
Museum Studies
History and Philosophy of Medicine
History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Social and Community Informatics
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Management
History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Archival, Repository and Related Studies
Human Information Behaviour
Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Understanding Australia's Past
Understanding Past Societies
Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
Information Services
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health
Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A judicious collector: Edward Charles Stirling and the procurement of Aboriginal bodily remains in South Australia, c. 1880-1912; The body divided: Human beings and human
Alternatives to pay-for-view: The case for open access to historical research and scholarship; Libr@ries: Changing information space and practice
Ancestral Remains returned from the Natural History Museum, Vienna in 2009 and currently in the care of KALACC
Anthropological Collecting and Colonial Violence in Colonial Queensland: A Response to 'The Blood and the Bone'; Journal of Australian Colonial History
Aphrodite's Island: the European discovery of Tahiti
Australian Museums, Aboriginal Skeletal Remains, and the Imagining of Human Evolutionary History; Museum and Society
British anatomists, phrenologists and the construction of the Aboriginal Race, c.1790–1830; History Compass
British anthropological thought in colonial practice: The appropriation of Indigenous Australian bodies, 1860-1880; Foreign bodies: Oceania and the science of race 1750-1940
Captain Cook: Voyager between two worlds
Clark Lawlor, From Melancholia to Prozac: A History of Depression
Das indigene Australien im ersten Jahrhundert der europaeischen Invasion; Australien: 18. bis 21. Jahrhundert. Geschichte und Gesellschaft
German-Australian Research on a Difficult Legacy: Colonial Collections of Indigenous Human Remains in German Museums and Collections; German-Australian Encounters and Cultural Transfers: Global Dynamics in Transnational Lands
Global in scope, scientific in spirit: the challenges of big history; History Teacher eJournal
Guide to sources for north Queensland history
Historians, computing and the World-Wide-Web; Australian Historical Studies
Introduction; The Long Journey Home: the meanings and Values of Repatriation
James Cook's hundred days in Queensland; Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes
Managing and mapping the history of collecting indigenous human remains; The Australian Library Journal
Margins, Mainstreams and the Mission of Digital Humanities; Advancing Digital Humanities Research, Methods, Theories
Paper Miner v1.0 Eveleigh NSW
Paper Miner: Geo-Temporal indexes for Australian Newspapers Online
Repatriation Research: Archives and the Recovery of History and Heritage; Heritage, Ancestry and Law: Principles, Policies and Practices in Dealing with Historical Human Remains
Science, Museums and Collecting the Indigenous Dead in Colonial Australia; Palgrave Macmillan
Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850
Scientific theft of remains in colonial Australia; Australian Indigenous Law Review
Scientific theft of remains in colonial Australia - A postscript; Australian Indigenous Law Review
The Aims of Big History; History Compass
The chief mourner's costume: Religion and political change in the Society Islands, 1768-73; Discovering Cook's collections
The Vermillion Accord and the significance of the history of the scientific procurement and use of Indigenous Australian bodily remains; The Long Way Home: The Meaning and Values of Repatriation
The ‘Aboriginal’ Australian brain in the scientific imagination, c. 1820–1880; Somatechnics
Vermillion Accord on Human Remains (1989) (Legislation)
Visually Analysing Colonial Entrepreneurship, Architecture and Science; GESP symposium

Research Projects

Cultural Resilience and the Relational Museum; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Restoring Dignity: Networked Knowledge for Repatriation Communities; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Return, Reconcile, Renew: understanding the history, effects and opportunities of repatriation and building an evidence base for the future; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision