Dr Margaret Hutchison - Nat Sch of Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


Margaret (Meggie) Hutchison's research focuses on the history of war, culture and memory. She completed her PhD in the School of History at the Australian National University in 2015. Her doctoral thesis explored Australia's first official art scheme of the First World War and was shortlisted for the Australian Historical Association's Serle Award for the best postgraduate thesis in Australian History. Her first book, Painting War: A history of Australia's First World War art scheme, was published with Cambridge University Press in 2018. She is also co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays on painting, memory and war which will be published with the University of Alabama Press in 2019. She has won several international grants and awards in support of her research, including an Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship and an International Council for Canadian Studies Grant. She has published and taught widely on war and culture and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Phone :6130 (Brisbane)
Email :margaret.hutchison@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

First World War History ; Social and Cultural History of Australia ; Australian Military History ; Australian History ; comparative history ;

Methods Expertise

archival research ; Cultural History ; Social History ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Painting War: A history of Australia's First World War art scheme


Art (Australia), in 1914-1918-online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Accurate to the Point of Mania: Eyewitness testimony and memory making in Australia's official paintings of the First World War, in Australian Historical Studies

Art, War and Truth , in Journal of War and Culture Studies


The Art of Commemoration: Constructing a memory of the First World War in Australia???s official war paintings, in The World during the First World War Perceptions, Experiences and Consequences