Our Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP160102509) is investigating the ways in which Australia was profoundly shaped by the technology of magic lantern slide projection. Although neglected until now because it did not fit easily into traditional museum and gallery taxonomies, the visual culture of the magic lantern is becoming an exciting new archival resource for historians, curators and artists. We are working directly with a wide variety of collections to discover and spotlight... read more
Gender equity has still not been realised, despite decades of activism, policy and research. In some of the social sciences women make up less than 15 per cent of the professoriate. Yet these are the disciplines that should most aid our understanding of how gender works in society. Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences asks what impact women’s limited influence and status in these key fields of research has upon our capacity to grapple with the social and political changes necessary for... read more
Migration Memories is a research project about creating museum exhibitions of Australian migration history from local and personal perspectives. As the idea was to try out some approaches in practice, exhibitions were developed in two regional locations with individuals interested in developing a personal migration story for display.
The two regional locations were Lightning Ridge, an opal mining town in central north NSW, and Robinvale, a horticultural town on the Murray River in north... read more
The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) is a biennial survey which began in 2003. AuSSA was managed by the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute (now the School of Demography) at the Australian National University until 2012. It is now managed by the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI). Developed with the co-operation of social scientists around Australia, AUSSA provides authoritative data on the social attitudes and behaviour... read more