Information related to research interest "Women's History"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Nat Sch of Arts

  • Professor Shurlee Swain

    My research expertise lies in the area of Australian and comparative social history, with a particular interest in the history of childhood, women's history, welfare history, religious history, history of the family and Indigenous history. I am the team leader of the Historicising Social Policy program within ACU's Historical Research Concentration, building on the influence which my research has had on inquiries and responses to Australia's history of forced adoption and abuse of children in out-of-home care.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3239 (Melbourne) Email : Shurlee.Swain@acu.edu.au

  • Dr Nell Musgrove

    Dr Nell Musgrove is an Australian historian with a particular interest in the field of child welfare history. Her research is particularly concerned with the human experiences of people whose lives have been shaped by their interactions with welfare systems, and with methodological questions about how historians can hear voices from the past, especially those whose perspectives are often obscured in the historical record. Her two major monographs - The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia (2018) and The Scars Remain (2013) - examine child welfare policy and practice over the course of more than a century to highlight the ways in which successive generations have been harmed by systems which claimed to protect them, and the extent to which historical failures have been recognised and addressed.

    Dr Musgrove is a distinguished archival historian who has worked extensively with Australian colonial records. Her work is also characterised by collaborative research including the collection of oral histories, co-research with care-leavers and others directly impacted by the history under examination, and interdisciplinary work.

    Dr Musgrove has experience supervising research students across a range of topics related to Australian history, child welfare history, gender history and Indigenous methodologies at Honours and postgraduate levels, and is an ACU accredited Higher Degree Research Supervisor.

    Phone : 03 9953 3208 (Melbourne) Email : Nell.Musgrove@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Ellen Warne

    I am an accredited supervisor for Honours, MPhil and PhD students. I have supervised postgraduate students working on Forgotten Australians; Domestic and Family Violence Crisis centres; midwifery in the era of professionalisation and Catholic women's organisations. I have supervised honours students on: the Armenian diaspora in Australia; immigation stories of Anglo Indian migrants; Immigration experiences of South Africans coming to Melbourne; and Polish immigration and community in the western suburbs of Melbourne and currently, on the social and cultural impact of African-American visitors to Australia before the 1950s.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3822 (Melbourne) Email : Ellen.Warne@acu.edu.au

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