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MemberJulie Kimber

Julie Kimber teaches history and politics in the Department of Social Sciences. She is president of the Swinburne Branch of the National Tertiary Education Union. She is the federal secretary of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, which publishes Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History, and the editor of the triannual publication, Recorder, of the Melbourne Branch. From 2013 to 2020 Julie was co-editor (with A/Prof. Maggie Nolan) of the Journal of Australian Studies (journal of the International Australian Studies Association), and a book review editor of Labour History: a journal of labour and social history from 2002 to 2015 (with Prof. Phillip Deery and Prof. Stuart Macintyre). Julie has edited several book collections on Australian political and labour history. Her research interests include the Cold War, biography, and political/radical/legal history. She is currently working on a study of anti-institutional protest and prisons in New South Wales and Victoria. Before joining Swinburne, Julie taught at several universities in NSW and Victoria.

MemberFrancesco Luzzini

My research focuses mainly on natural philosophy, the Earth and environmental sciences, and medicine in early modern Europe, with important forays into modern and contemporary contexts. Currently, I am Affiliate Scholar at Department I of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Contributing Editor for the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science. I am also Co-editor (History of Science) of the journal Il Protagora. Among my previous positions, I was Mellon Fellow (2020) and Postdoctoral Fellow (2015–2016) at the University of Oklahoma, Visiting Fellow (2016) at MPIWG Berlin, and Research Fellow (2012, 2014) at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City. I was Councilor (2016–2019) for Earth Sciences History (Journal of the History of Earth Sciences Society) and taught history of biology, history of geology, and history of medicine at the Universities of Milan and East Piedmont (2010–2015, 2017). I believe in the Digital Humanities and Open Access ideals of accessibility and democratization of knowledge. I strive to make my work accessible to a virtually unlimited audience of students, scholars and academics, as well as to the general public.

MemberPetra S. McGillen

Petra S. McGillen works on German literature, media, and culture, ca. 1750 to 1900. Her research focuses on material histories of intellectual and cultural production. In particular, she explores the impact of different forms and media of notation—from doodles to writers’ notebooks, from lists to databases—on writing processes and modes of knowledge organization. Her first book, The Fontane Workshop: Manufacturing Realism in the Industrial Age of Print (New York; London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. New Directions in German Studies; 26) is the first in-depth study of the unpublished notebooks and other “paper tools” of the great German novelist Theodor Fontane. Her other research and teaching interests include print culture, book history, and the history of journalism.

MemberJoanna Gardner-Huggett

Joanna Gardner-Huggett is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean at DePaul University where she teaches courses on twentieth-century art and feminist theory. Gardner-Huggett’s research focuses on the intersection between feminism and arts activism and has been published in the journals British Art Journal, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Historical Geography, and Woman’s Art Journal. Her most recent scholarship explores the history of the painter Julia Thecla (1896-1973), the Guerrilla Girls, the Feminist Art Workers, and the origins of the women artists’ cooperatives Artemisia Gallery in Chicago (1973-2003) and ARC (1973-present). 

MemberJoris van Eijnatten

As a digital historian and CEO of the Netherlands eScience Center, I work on various interrelated fields, including the history of ideas, religion, media and communication. My current projects are geared towards the digital analysis of cultural ‘memes’ (continuously recurring patterns of words and concepts) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, based on newspapers, periodicals, parliamentary records and other digitized texts. I am a co-founder and editor of the open-access journal International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity.

MemberMatthew Bokovoy

I am senior acquiring editor in the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Ethnography, History of Anthropology, Non-fiction of the American West, and Literary Memoir of the American West. I conceived the major, social science documentary project, The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition (25 vols.) with my colleagues at University of Nebraska Press, Regna Darnell of University of Western Ontario, and Martin Levitt of American Philosophical Society, funded by $2.5 million CAD from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I am an American and European historian (PhD, Temple University, 1999) in intellectual, social, and cultural history of the 19th and 20th Century that writes about urban history, architecture and urban planning, historical memory, anthropological race theory, history of science, intellectuals and war, and California and US Southwest history. My work has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of the American Planning Association, Reviews in American History, AHA Perspectives, and the New Mexico Historical Review. I am author of The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880-1940 (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), a finalist for the San Diego Book Award. My reviews have been published in American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Journal of Religion, Journal of American Ethnic History, Pacific Historical Review, Western American Literature, Western Historical Quarterly, and New Mexico Historical Review. I am currently working on a new book, entitled “Manic-Depressive Illness: An Intellectual History of Bipolar Disorder from Hippocrates to Biological Psychiatry.” I play lead guitar in Red Cities (Lincoln, NE), a garage punk band on Modern Peasant Records. The Big Takeover Magazine said: “On breakneck blasters like ‘Worker Song’ and ‘Come Now Baby,’ Red Cities’ unashamedly summon slashing ‘Search and Destroy’ simulating riffs – tension-building, jet engine-explosive punk that exhilarates.” I am also a producer for Modern Peasant Records, having sponsored The Sinners’ Drunk on the Lord’s Day (MPR-013) and John Wayne’s Bitches’ Bitched Out (MPR-011). I blog about the history of punk rock, hardcore, and indy rock at the music podcast Doc Rockavoy’s Indy Music Garage.