Kerrie Davies is a media academic at UNSW and the author of A Wife's Heart (UQP 2017) . She completed a doctor of arts at University of Sydney, has worked for a journalist for Vogue, The Collective and The Weekend Australian, among other outlets. Kerrie is also co-author of The Colonial Literary Journalism Database.
Dr Geoff Ginn teaches British history, urban history and heritage studies at the University of Queensland, in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry where he is a senior lecturer. An active public historian and former heritage consultant, he was a Chevening Scholar to the UK in 1995-6 before completing his PhD in 2001.Geoff’s biography of the English mystic, antiquarian and museums pioneer J.S.M. Ward, Archangels and Archaeology: JSM Ward’s Kingdom of the Wise appeared in 2012, and his latest book Culture, Philanthropy and the Poor in late-Victorian London was published by Routledge in May 2017. His current projects examine the charity activism of the Victorian novelist Sir Walter Besant and the social history of colonial Brisbane. Since 2005 he has served on the Board of the State Library of Queensland (to 2008) and the Queensland Museum (2008-2013, 2017), as a member of the Board of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology (presently as chair), and as a judge in the Queensland Literary Awards.
Associate Professor Martin Crotty’s research interests include war and Australian society, sports history, masculinity, and education.
Associate Professor Martin Crotty studied in New Zealand before moving to Australia to undertake postgraduate studies at Monash University and the University of Melbourne. After four years of teaching History at the University of Newcastle in NSW, he took up his current position teaching History at the University of Queensland in early 2003. He has since served as the Deputy Dean of the Graduate School and has recently completed a term as Head of School for the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.
Martin's major publications include Making the Australian Male: Middle-Class Masculinity, 1870-1920(1901) and a variety of journal articles, book chapters and edited collections, including The Great Mistakes of Australian History (2006), Turning Points in Australian History (2008) and Anzac Legacies: Australians and the Aftermath of War (2010). He has supervised widely, and has seen some fifteen MPhil and PhD students through to completion.
Dr Rebe Taylor is a historian specialising in Tasmanian anthropology and archaeology. She first encountered Tasmanian Aboriginal history on a beach on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, hearing stories about the women who had been taken there by sealers. She has been trying to understand the history of Tasmanian Aboriginal diaspora, loss, rediscovery and endurance ever since.