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Researcher: Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)

Fields of Research

Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Cultural Studies
Architectural History and Theory
Architectural Heritage and Conservation
British History
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Studies in Human Society
History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture)
Professional Writing
Historical Studies
Higher Education
Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
Other Literatures in English
Asian History
History and Philosophy of Education
Biography
Social and Cultural Geography
Asian Cultural Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Film and Television
Heritage and Cultural Conservation

Research Objectives

Understanding Australia's Past
Cultural Understanding
Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Understanding Past Societies
Conserving the Historic Environment
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
School/Institution Community and Environment
Social Class and Inequalities
Understanding Asia's Past
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage
Communication Across Languages and Culture
Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Contemporary Australian Short Stories; Crossings
'How our forebears lived': the modern nation, its folklore and 'living' heritage in twentieth century Australia; Australian Geographer
Sydney: The Making of a Public University and University Unlimited: The Monash Story
A Civic Heart: Empowered Citizenship and Post-war Public Modernism; XXIVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
A Fascinating Kaleidoscope: Florence James and Dymphna Cusack’s Come in Spinner; Telling Stories: Australian Life and Literature 1935–2010
A Guide to Resources in the Ballarat Region: A Reference for Students, Teachers and Researchers; Ballarat University College
A Healthy Start: Buildings for Babies; Community: Building Modern Australia
Adelie 'Front Page' Hurley
Agnes Mother Buntine
Agricultural and Pastoral Societies
Agricultural shows in Australia : a survey; The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne
All Prize Winners Paraded
Antipodean Traditions: Australian Folklore in the 21st Century
Approaching the Past; Australian Historical Studies
Astrology
Australia and Oceania; Wayland Press
Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day: a long history of celebration and contestation
Australia Day, Invasion Day? National Days, Multiculturalism and Identity; Multiculturalism, the Humanities and Global Relations: Second International Conference on Cultural Studies
Australia's Empire
Australia, Oceania and Antarctica; Hodder Wayland
Australian children’s cultures of play and creativity: Historical, contemporary and cross-Cultural perspectives; 14th International Conference of Australian Studies in China
Australian Children’s Folklore: Playing with Intangible Heritage; Historic Environment
Australian Children’s Play in Historical Perspective: Continuity and Change on the School Playground; International Journal of Play
Australian Press Photographs and Refugees: the power of visual images; Global Histories of Refugees in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Australian Studies and Research Projects: Roundtable; 2017 FASIC Conference
Australian Studies in Australia and Japan
Australian Studies in Japan; Crossings
Australian Studies in the Tertiary Sector
Australian Studies: a Regional Approach; Australian Studies
Australian universities and the commemoration of the First World War; History of Education Review
Australian Universities and the Commemoration of War; Symposium: The Social and Cultural Experience of World War I
Australian-Asian Sociability, Student Activism and the Student Challenge to White Australia; History Seminar
Australian-Asian Sociability, Student Activism, and the University Challenge to White Australia in the 1950s; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Back in Fashion? Economic History and the ‘New Materialism’ in the Writing of Australian History; Australian Historical Studies
Ballarat and Environs: Building Community, Sustaining Heritage - Conference Papers; Ballarat University College
Beauty contest for British bulldogs?: Negotiating (trans)national identities in suburban Melbourne; Cultural Studies Review
Beefeaters, Bobbies, and a New Varangian Guard? Negotiating Forms of “Britishness” in Suburban Australia; History of Intellectual Culture
Better Britons: Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire
Books Worth (Re)reading; International Journal of Play
Breastplates: Re-enacting Possession in North America and Australia; Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim
Britishness Abroad: Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures; Melbourne University Press
Captive lives : Australian captivity narratives; Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of London
Captivity Narratives
Catlaysing Communities; Architectural Review Australia
Challenging Histories: Reflections on Australian History; Australian Historical Studies
Child's Play: Dorothy Howard and the Folklore of Australian Children; Museum Victoria
Childhood, Tradition and Change: a national study of the historical and contemporary practices and significance of Australian children's playlore
Childhood, youth and emotions in modern history: National, colonial and global perspectives
Children
Children; Sydney Journal
Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage; Routledge
Children, childhood and cultural heritage: an international perspective; Conservation Bulletin
Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage: Mapping the Field; Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage
Children, Colonialism and Commemoration; Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage
Children, Families and the Nation in 1950s Australia; Child's Play: Dorothy Howard and the Folklore of Australian Children
Cite, Site, Sight: Albert Tucker's “Victory Girls”; Agenda: Contemporary Art Magazine
Closing Plenary; Australia in the World: Past, Present and Future
Colonial Voices: A Cultural History of English in Australia 1840-1940
Commemorating Australia’s Frontline: ‘Re-experiencing’ the Bombing of Darwin 1942; Experimental Histories: Performance, Colonialism and Affect Symposium
Commemoration; Brave New World: Universities, War and the 1920s Symposium
Commenting Chair; Emotions and Memory: Humiliation and Dignity in Asian, Australian and European Memories of Violence
Conciliation and Conflict, Performance and Commemoration in Colonial Australia and the Pacific Rim; Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim
Conciliation on colonial frontiers: Conflict, performance and commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim; Routledge
Connecting Histories of Television and Histories of Migration; Hashtags, Heroines, and Histories: Popular Culture in History
Contemporary Australian Literature: Crossing Cultures
Contemporary Australian Short Stories and National Belongings; Diamond Dog: An Anthology of Contemporary Australian Short Stories which Reflect Multicultural Society
Contentment, Civic Pride and Progress’: the built legacy of community and everyday modernism in Australia; The Journal of Architecture
Contested Histories and the Importance of Memory in Contemporary Australia; Contested histories & the politics of memory: 3rd Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) Conference
Crossing over: In this Issue; Australian Historical Studies
Cultural and Culinary Exchanges in Australia’s Pacific War; Food and War Symposium
Cultural Histories and Cultural Memories: New Directions; Communication and Convergence: First Forum of on Cultural Studies between China and Australia
Cultural progress in a rural community: the Swan Hill Shakespeare Festival; Cultural Sustainability in Rural Communities: Re-Thinking Country Towns
Cultural sustainability in an Australian regional centre: the case of Swan Hill; World Sustainable Building Conference
Cultural Sustainability in Rural Communities: Re-Thinking Country Towns; Routledge
Culture & War; ANZAC Centenary Lectures
Derelict Dell and Terrible Square: the plans of Frank Heath and the citizens of Swan Hill for regional development in postwar Australia; Green Fields, Brown Fields, New Fields: 10th Australasian Urban History Conference
Designing Schools: Space, Place and Pedagogy; Routledge
Diamond Dog: An Anthology of Contemporary Australian Short Stories which Reflect Multicultural Society; Gendai Kikakshitsu Publishers
Documenting National News: Histories, Images and Memories; New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference
Documenting National News: Histories, Images and Memories; History Making a Difference: New Approaches from Aotearoa
Domestic Spaces and School Places: Vocational Education and Gender in Mid-Twentieth Century Australia; Designing Schools: Space, Place and Pedagogy
Dorothy Howard and Children’s Folklore; Mapping and Visualising Children’s Folklore Workshop
Educational Spaces and the ‘Whole Child’: A Spatial History of School Design, Pedagogy and the Modern Australian Nation; History Compass
Episode 7: the singing strangler: interview with Carly Godden and Anna Snoekstra
Expanding Horizons: Australian Television and Globalisation in the 1950s-1970s; Contemporary Australian Studies: Literature, History, Film and Media Studies in a Globalizing Age
Exploration into Australia; Belitha Press Ltd
Exploring the British World: Identity, Cultural Production, Institutions; RMIT Publishing
Fact, Fiction and History, ‘Writing Past Time’; Manning Clark Centenary Symposium
Filming Indigenous Australia; Otemon Journal of Australian Studies
Foreword; Making Melbourne's Monuments: The Sculpture of Paul Montford
Forgetting and Remembering Children’s Heritage; Association of Critical Heritage Studies Conference
From queen of agriculture to miss showgirl: Embodying rurality in twentieth‐century Australia; Journal of Australian Studies
Frontier Diplomacy across Empire; Research Seminar
Gorgets and Breastplates: Frontier Diplomacy in North America and Australia; American Historical Association Annual Conference: Global Migrations: Empires, Nations, and Neighbors
Heritage and Australiana: Recording and Remembering Rural Life; Mapping the Inland: A Centre for the Study of the Inland Symposium
Heritage conservation in Japan's cultural diplomacy: Heritage, national identity and national interest
Heritage Now: Melbourne’s Historic Buildings and Their Publics; An International Conference to explore approaches to the preservation of urban built heritage, with a focus on Melbourne
Histories of Agricultural Shows and Rural Festivals in Australia; Festival Places: Revitalising Rural Australia
Histories of play; International Journal of Play
Home Front Historiography
Images of Empire: Gender and Nationhood in Australia at the Time of Federation; Britishness Abroad: Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures
Imagining Australia Through Public Spectacles of Nation: From Federation to Sydney 2000; Otemon Journal of Australian Studies
Imperial Loyalties and Pacific Partners: Writing the Australian Nation in World War II; Writers and Readers: Books that Shaped and Subverted the British Empire Program
In the Stars: Astrology, Psychic Powers and the Australian Media; Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: Quarterly Journal of Media Research and Resources
In this issue; Australian Historical Studies
Inclusion: Jewish history, Australian history, World history; Jewish Museum of Australia Journal
Indigenous Australia: Histories from Contact to the Present; Landerbericht Australien
Introduction; Australian Historical Studies
Introduction; Text, Theory, Space: Land, Literature and History in South Africa and Australia
Introduction; Place Your Bets: Gambling in Victoria
Introduction; Memory and History in Twentieth Century Australia
Introduction: Britishness Abroad; Britishness Abroad: Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures
John Connor, Peter Stanley, and Peter Yule, The War at Home. Volume 4
Keynote; Creativity, Cultural and Society: Early Career Researcher and Higher Degree Researcher Symposium
Landscapes of War: Representations of Australian Cities during the Second World War; Second EASA Conference
Language, Education and Assimilation on Australian Television; Translating Worlds: Migration, Memory and Culture
Launch Speech
Launch Speech, Anne Maxwell and Josephine Croci; Shifting Focus: Colonial Australian Photography 1850-1920
Looking Back and Looking Out: New Stories in Australian History; Australian Historical Studies
Making the Modern Community; Community: Building Modern Australia
Mander Jones Award
Mapping Histories of Emotion and Place in Modern Australian Cities; Mapping the Emotional Cityscape Symposium
Marking Capture: White Women Captives in Australia; 1998 International Federation for Research in Women’s History Conference
Material Culture and the 'Signs' of Captive White Women; Body Trade: Captivity, cannibalism and colonialism in the Pacific
Melbourne's Burke and Wills statue removed from display to make way for Metro Rail: Interview with James Hancock
Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and the Modern Jet City: “Your destination awaits you”; The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
Memorialising Settler Childhoods in the British World: from World War I to Child Migrants; Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Conference
Memorializing Australian Childhoods: From the Frontier to the Museum; Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World
Memories from America: Australian War Brides and US Marines Remember the Pacific During the Second World War; When the Soldiers Return
Memory and History in Twentieth Century Australia; Oxford University Press
Memory and History in Twenty-First Century Australia: A Survey of the Field; Memory Studies
Memory, Migration and Television: National Stories on the Small Screen; Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Memory Practices Workshop
Migration, Cultural Diversity and Television: Reflecting Modern Australia; Transnational Media Histories, International Symposium
Morality and Feminine Patriotism in Melbourne during the Second World War; Victorian Historical Journal
Neil Currie Award
New Directions in Australian History; Australian Historical Studies
New Technologies of History-Telling at the Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne’; 26th International SAHANZ Conference
New Technologies, New Interpretations: the visitor experience at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne; Museums Australia National Conference 2010
Noisy Classrooms and the ‘Quiet Corner’: The Modern School, Sound and the Senses; A Cultural History of Sound, Memory and the Senses
On the home front : Melbourne in wartime : 1939-1945; Melbourne University Press
On the home front : Melbourne in wartime, 1939-1945; Melbourne University Press
Opening Paper; Laureate Program in International History
Oral Histories of Childhood and Playlore: The Aboriginal Children's Play Project, Museum Victoria; Aboriginal History
Oral History and Australian Generations; Australian Historical Studies
Outside country: histories of inland Australia
Over-Paid, Over-Sexed and Over Here? | U.S. Marines in Wartime Melbourne 1943
Over-Paid, Over-Sexed and Over-Here? U.S. Marines in Wartime Melbourne 1943
Over-Paid, Over-Sexed and Over-Here? U.S. Marines in Wartime Melbourne 1943
Pacific Partners: Gendered Memories of the US Marines in Melbourne, 1943; Gender and the Second World War: Lessons of War
Part of the Family: Australian Histories of Television, Migration and Memory; Remembering Television: Histories, Memories and Technologies
Patterns of Connection: Leah King Smith's Photography; Public History Review
Pavilions as Memorials; Pavilions: a Symposium
Philanthropy and Public Culture: The influence and legacies of the Carnegie Corporation of New York in Australia; Dialogue: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Piano Forte: Stories and Soundscapes from Colonial New Zealand
Place Your Bets: Gambling in Victoria; The University of Melbourne
Playlore as Cultural Heritage: Traditions and Change in Australian Children’s Play; Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage
Postcolonialism
Public Culture in Contemporary Australia: Language, History and Truth; Otemon Journal of Australian Studies
Punishments, Bodies and Environments in Historical Focus; Australian Historical Studies
Putting Swan Hill on the map: Roy Grounds, the People of Swan Hill, and the Pioneer Folk Museum in the 1960s-1970s; ICONS: The 13th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference
Rationing
Re-connecting visual content to place in a mobile guide for the Shrine of Remembrance; Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Annual Conference
Re-Thinking Country Towns; Cultural Sustainability in Rural Communities: Re-Thinking Country Towns
Reading David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon in Tokyo; Meanjin
Reading images of school buildings and spaces: an interdisciplinary dialogue on visual research in histories of alternative education; Visual Research Methods in Educational Research
Regenerating Communities: The 1970s and Beyond; Community: Building Modern Australia
Remembering Romance: Memory, Gender and the Second World War; Gender and War: Australians at War in the Twentieth Century
Remembering Television; Remembering Television: Histories, Memories and Technologies
Remembering Television: Histories, Memories and Technologies; Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Remembrance, Romance and Nation: Women's Memories of Wartime Australia; Gender and Memory
Remembrance, Romance and Nation: Women's Memories of Wartime Australia; Gender and Memory: , International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories Volume 4
Report on audit of Australian Studies in the Indonesian tertiary sector
Rescuing' Barbara Thompson and Other White Women: Captivity Narratives on Australian Frontiers’; Text, Theory, Space: Land, Literature and History in South Africa and Australia
Research, Teaching and Cultural Diplomacy: the current profile of Australian Studies in Japan; The Otemon Journal of Australian Studies
Review of Australian Studies in Japan
Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
Royal Easter Show
Royal Melbourne Show
Rural Cultural Studies: Introduction; Australian Humanities Review
Rural fantasies, urban nightmares
Scaling the Rural: Reflections on Rural Cultural Studies; Australian Humanities Review
Scholars at War: Australasian Social Scientists, 1939–45
Seize the Day: Exhibiting Australia; Seize the day: exhibitions, Australia, and the World
Seize the day: exhibitions, Australia, and the World; Monash University ePress
Sexualising Public Spaces: Wartime Visions of the City; Australian Studies
Showgrounds
Showgrounds
Site, School, Community: Educating Modern Girls at the J.H. Boyd Domestic College, South Melbourne, 1930s–1980s; History of Education Review
Snapshots of Australia Book 1: Introducing Australia; International Australian Studies Association
Snapshots of Australia Book 2: Australian People and Institutions; International Australian Studies Association
Social Research and the Privacy and Participation of Children: Reflections on Researching Australian Children’s Playlore; Children and Society
Special Issue on History and Heritage; Australian Historical Studies
Special Issue on the History of Play; International Journal of Play
Still playing: Australian children’s play, tradition and change in the early 21st century; Play and Folklore
Stirring Australian speeches: the definitive collection from Botany to Bali; Melbourne University Press
Student, Teacher, Friend: Chris Wallace-Crabbe and the University of Melbourne; Travelling Without Gods: A Chris Wallace-Crabbe Companion
Talking Grainger: perspectives on the life, music and legacy of Percy Grainger; University of Melbourne
Teaching English on Australian Television; School of Language and Linguistics Seminar
Text, Theory, Space: Land, Literature and History in South Africa and Australia; Routledge
The Aboriginal Children’s Play Project; Play and Folklore
The American Occupation of Australia, 1941–45: A Marriage of Necessity
The Americans
The art of wartime
The Australian Outback and Its People; Thomson Learning
The City and the Bush: Shaping Australian Identity; Town and Country in History and Historiography: East-West Perspectives
The Community Can Do It!: Planning for the New Civic Centre; Community: Building Modern Australia
The Dorothy Howard Collection: Revealing the structures of folklore archives in museums; Archives and Manuscripts
The Heritage of Australian Children’s Play and Oral Traditions; Oral Tradition
The Home Front; Follow the Flag: Australian Artists at War 1914-45
The Home Front and the American Presence in 1942; Australia 1942: In the Shadow of War
The medical student who helped change Australia
The Medical War; ANZAC Centenary Lectures
The School Environment as History; Agora
The White Woman of Gippsland: A Frontier Myth; Captive lives : Australian captivity narratives
The ‘girls’: women press photographers and the representation of women in Australian newspapers; Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: Quarterly Journal of Media Research and Resources
The “girls”: Women Press Photographers in Australia; Gender, Labour and Media
Thinking Australian Studies at Lake Maninjau; Thinking Australian Studies: Teaching Across Cultures
Thinking Australian Studies: Teaching Across Cultures; University of Queensland Press
Turnbull Renounces City’s Vote to Drop References to Australia Day: interview with Jaqueline Williams
Up the country: Histories and communities; Australian Historical Studies
Victorian Premiers Literary Awards Finalist
War and Australian Society; Australia's War 1939-1945
War Stories: Remembering the Australian Home Front during the Second World War; Memory and History in Twentieth Century Australia
War, Colonialism and the Emotions in Australian History; Australian Historical Studies
War: Censorship and Propaganda
War: Domestic Mobilization
Women, Art and War; National Gallery of Victoria
Working Papers in Australian Studies 1993-1994; University of London
World War 2 and Post-war Reconstruction, 1939–49; The Cambridge history of Australia. Volume 2: The Commonwealth of Australia
Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870-1914
‘How our forebears lived’: the modern nation, its folklore and ‘living’ heritage in twentieth-century Australia; Australian Geographer
‘Over-Sexed, Over-Paid and Over Here’: The US Marines in Wartime Victoria’
’1985: History Speaks; Written Into History: Celebrating 50 years of the Melbourne Historical Journal 1961-2011: Melbourne Historical Research Series no 1
’Cultural Sustainability and Australian Country Towns; Sustainability: Social and Environmental Issues Conference
’International History, National Pasts and the Memory of the World Programme; Sites of International Memory Workshop
’Nurturing the Next Generation: Children, Food and Nutrition in the Experiences and Heritage of the First World War; Society for the History of Children and Youth Ninth Biennial Conference
“It’s Easier to be Yourself in the City”: The regional city, the metropolis and youth experience; 14th Australasian Urban Planning and History Conference

Research Projects

Beyond 1914: knowledge, war, peace, and nation ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
College of Experts - Prof Kate Darian-Smith
A History of Press Photography in Australia (LP120200458)
ARC Cultural Research Network- Cultural Histories and Geography Node
Australian Studies in Taiwan
Challenging Histories Conference
Childhood, Tradition and Change: a National Study of the Historical and Contemporary Significance and Practices of Australian Children’s Playlore (LP0669282)
Conciliation Narratives and the Historical Imagination in British Pacific Rim Settler Societies (LP0776803)
Cultural and Community Relations, City of Melbourne
Cultural Diversity and Representation on Television
Cultural sustainability in Australian country towns: amenity, mobility, and everyday life (DP0984223)
Designing Australian schools: a spatial history of innovation, pedagogy and social change (DP110100505)
Development of Australian Studies in Indonesia, Stage I
Development of Australian Studies in Indonesia: Stage II
For Mike Jones- Connecting collections: investigating new approaches for capturing, managing and disseminating interconnected artefactual collections and archives at Museum Victoria
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: Designing Everyday Modernism for Australian Communities 1920-1970 (DP0663788)
Histories of Childhood
Indigenizing Photography
Knowing Their Place? British Migrants in Australia
Memory and commemoration in Asia and the West
Mobile Interpretation: making public histories with new digital technologies
Multicultural Australia Literature
Promoting Scholarly Writing in the Public Sphere
Public Art and Heritage
Research Hub Funding, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Review of Australian Studies in Japan
Seeding Project on Agricultural Shows
Show Time: A Cultural History of Agricultural Shows in Australia
Survey of Agricultural Societies
The Australian Children’s Folklore Collection
The Bombing of Darwin
The History of the Australian Embassy in Japan
The Museum Multiple
The Role of Cultural Institutions in Facilitating An Age-Integrated Society
Vanished Communities: Forgotten Histories of Melbourne
Workshop on Philanthropy and the Carnegie Corporation

Research Candidate Supervision