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NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019 Judges
NSW Premier's History Awards 2019 Judges
Dr Melissa Bellanta (Senior Judge)
Dr Melissa Bellanta is a senior lecturer in Australian History at the National School of Arts, Australian Catholic University. Her book Larrikins: A History won the Ernest Scott Prize for best book on Australian, New Zealand or colonial history in 2013. Her new book Tender Feeling in a Hard Country:Masculinity and Sentiment in Australian History will be out in late 2018. She also publishes widely in edited collections and history journals at both an international and national level, and has been awarded numerous other fellowships and prizes for her work.
Dr Matthew Allen
Dr Matthew Allen is a Lecturer in Historical Criminology at the University of New England whose research is focused on the history of drinking, drunkenness and the policing of deviance in New South Wales, 1788-1856.
Professor Frank Bongiorno
Frank Bongiorno is Professor and Head of the School of History at the Australian National University. He has previously taught at Griffith University, the University of New England and King’s College London. He was Smuts Visiting Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge in 1997-98. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Frank is the author of several books and many other works of Australian history, including The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (2012) and The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015). He has served as chair of the Literature and History Committee of the NSW Ministry of the Arts, and as a member of the Management Committee of the History Council of NSW. He has also co-edited History Australia, the Australian Historical Association’s journal, and is Chair of the Social Sciences Editorial Board of the ANU Press.
Dr Leigh Boucher
Leigh Boucher's research centres on the construction and representation of difference in liberal democratic political and popular cultures. This has produced work that investigates a wide variety of historical contexts and representations. This includes research on the dynamic of settler-colonialism and changing constructions of manhood in nineteenth century Victoria, anthropological constructions of the "Aborigine" in nineteenth century Australia, sexuality in contemporary historical films, contestations over masculinity in the representation of the AFL, and the impact of changing ideas about sexuality on the operation of citizenship in late-modern Australia. Leigh has published work in History Australia, Australian Historical Studies, the Journal of Australian Colonial History, Postcolonial Studies, and various other journals and edited collections. Leigh is currently a Chief Investigator on an ARC funded project that investigates the relationship between gender, sexuality and citizenship in late modern Australia.
Associate Professor Anna Clark
Associate Professor Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. She has written extensively on history education, historiography and historical consciousness, including: Teaching the Nation: Politics and Pedagogy in Australian History (2006), History’s Children: History Wars in the Classroom (2008), Private Lives, Public History (2016), the History Wars (2003) with Stuart Macintyre, as well as two history books for children, Convicted! and Explored! Reflecting her love of fish and fishing, she also recently wrote The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia.
Associate Professor Adam Clulow
Adam Clulow is Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. He is the author of The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan (Columbia University Press, 2014) which won multiple awards including the Jerry Bentley Prize in World History from the American Historical Association. He is, most recently, the editor with Lauren Benton and Bain Attwood of Protection and Empire: A Global History (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and the creator of The Amboyna Conspiracy Trial, an online interactive trial engine that received the New South Wales Premiers History Award in 2017.
Associate Professor Tanya Evans
Associate Professor Tanya Evans is Director of the Centre for Applied History at Macquarie University where she teaches Australian history and public history in the Department of Modern History. Her books include the prize-winning Fractured Families: Life On The Margins in Colonial New South Wales (New South, 2015); Swimming with the Spit, 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swimming Club (New South, 2016); with Pat Thane, Sinners, Scroungers, Saints: Unmarried Motherhood in Modern England (Oxford University Press, 2012) and 'Unfortunate Objects': Lone Mothers in Eighteenth-Century London (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). She also curates exhibitions and works as a consultant for television production companies making historical documentaries. She is currently finishing a book for the National Library of Australia on the history of motherhood in Australia while comparing the practice and meanings of family history in Australia, England and Canada.
Megan Martin is Head of Collections & Access at Sydney Living Museums where she develops online content relating to SLM’s properties and collections. She has worked as a consultant historian in the heritage field and contributed biographical entries to the Australian Dictionary of Biography and to other publications. She has curated exhibitions on Augusto Lorenzini: Italian Artist Decorator in Victorian Sydney at Elizabeth Bay House in 2001; Dream Home-Small Home at the Museum of Sydney in 2014 and The Artist & the Botanical Collector: the lost works of Lovegrove & Bäuerlen at the Museum of Sydney in 2016.