HERMES Research Group

The HERMES Research Group is made up of established, early career, and beginning researchers. Together they bring a range of interests and expertise to the study of historical experience, historical consciousness, historical culture, history education, public history, curriculum history, and the history of education.

NETWORK CONVENOR – NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA

RobertDr Robert J. Parkes
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

P: +612 498 54080
F: +612 492 17887
E: Robert.Parkes@newcastle.edu.au
U: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/robert-parkes
W: http://robertjohnparkes.com
 
Dr Robert Parkes is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies, and Convenor of the HERMES History Education Research Group, at The University of Newcastle; Founding Editor of Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education; Editor-in-Chief of Sungråpho [peer-reviewed section of HTAV ERA-listed journal Agora]; a Core Author for Public History Weekly; Founding Co-Convenor of the History and Education Special Interest Group within the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE); and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD). In 2013 he was Visiting Research Fellow with the Educational History and History Didactics group in the Department of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. His research interests include: historical representation, history teaching, and history teacher education; historical discourse, historical culture, and self-formation; and curriculum history, theory and politics.

Follow Robert on Academia.edu or Research Gate to read his latest publications.

PRINCIPAL RESEARCHERS – NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA

DebraDr Debra Donnelly
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

P: +612 492 16231
F: +612 492 17887
E: Debra.Donnelly@newcastle.edu.au
U: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/debra-donnelly/
 

Dr Debra Donnelly is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Newcastle; developer of the HERMES Collegiate initiative (to be launched in 2014); and an Associate Editor of Historical Encounters. Debra’s research interests centre on the role of visual media in the development of historical consciousness in an age of ever-increasing exposure to the visual through new technologies. Her work seeks to explore and clarify the relationship between teacher conceptual frameworks of historical understanding, problematic knowledge and historical representation, and collective memory and pedagogical practice. Debra has also undertaken research into global education and citizenship; and the role of image making in the exploration, communication and the disruption of knowledge.

Visit Debra’s university profile page to find her latest publications.

HeatherDr Heather Sharp
Lecturer
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

P: +612 492 18700
F: +612 492 17887
E: Heather.Sharp@newcastle.edu.au
U: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/heather-sharp/

 
Dr Heather Sharp is a Lecturer at The University of Newcastle; convenor of the History Network for Teachers and Researchers (HNTR); and an Associate Editor of Historical Encounters. Heather’s research has included analysis of the representations of Indigenous Australians and British heritages in History textbooks across selected time periods of the Twentieth Century; and more recently, the exploration of competing representations of Gallipoli in Australian and Turkish history textbooks. Heather’s scholarship has adopted a bricolage approach that encompasses Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), historical methodologies, and visual analysis techniques, framed within a Gramscian and Althusserian understanding of hegemony.

Visit Heather’s university profile page to find her latest publications.

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Dr Amir Mogadam
Library Conservator & Academic Researcher
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Amir.Mogadam@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/amir-mogadam

 
 

Dr Amir Mogadam: has recently been awarded his PhD (November 2015). He works as a library conservator, and researches in the area of Historical Narratives, Islamism, and the Problems of Historical Consciousness.

 
Rachel.Burke@newcastle.edu.auDr Rachel Burke
Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: rachel.Burke@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/rachel-burke

 

Dr Rachel Burke: is a lecturer in TESOL and Languages education at the University of Newcastle. He work examines cultural and linguistic issues associated with international student enrolment at Australian tertiary institutions, exploring the metaphoric uses of the ‘family home’ image in the Australian print media’s discussion of immigration, and currently, an analysis of media representations of plagiarism within the Australian international student program. Much of this work is explored from both linguistic and historical perspectives.

RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE STUDENTS – NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA

Melanie Innis
Melanie Innes (nee Shoesmith)
Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: c3153924@uon.edu.au
U: https://newcastle-au.academia.edu/MelanieInnes

 
 

Project Focus: Historical Literacy, New Media, and History Education.
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Heather Sharp

Vicki
Mrs Vicki Parkes
Associate Lecturer in Education & Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Vicki.Parkes@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/vicki-parkes

 

Project Focus: Curriculum History, Scientific Literacy, History and Philosophy of Science Education.
Supervisors: Professor Jim Albright (Principal) & Assoc. Professor David Palmer

Phillipa
Mrs Phillipa Parsons
Sessional Academic & Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Phillipa.Parsons@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/phillipa-parsons

 

Project Focus: Civic Activism, Popular Culture, Critical Pedagogy, and History Education.
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Debra Donnelly

Emma
Mrs Emma Shaw
Sessional Academic & Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Emma.Shaw@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/emma-shaw

 

Project Focus: Meta-Historical Understanding of Family History Researchers.
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Debra Donnelly

Clint
Mr Clint Sheehan
Associate Lecturer in History & HSIE Curriculum
Faculty of Education
Australian Catholic University

E: Clint.Sheehan@acu.edu.au
W: http://apps.acu.edu.au/staffdirectory/index.php?clint-sheehan

 

Project Focus: Information Technology, Professional Learning & History Teaching
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Catherine Hart

Barry
Mr Barry Smith
History Teacher & Research Masters Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Barry.Smith@uon.edu.au

 
 

Project Focus: The Transformation of Teachers’ Historical Consciousness and Extension History
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Debra Donnelly

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Ms Casey Taylor
Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Casey.Taylor@uon.edu.au

 
 
 

Project Focus: Archaeological Sites in History Teaching
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Debra Donnelly

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Thi Thu Huong Pham
Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: ThiThuHuong.Pham@uon.edu.au

 
 
 

Project Focus: History Education in Vietnam: Vietnam War to Now
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Heather Sharp

Pham Thi Thu Huong has a Master of Arts in History, Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE), a Bachelor of Arts in History Teaching, Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE). She is a lecturer in the Faculty of History, Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam, and is currently completing a doctorate through the University of Newcastle as a Vietnam International Education and Development (VIED) scholarship holder.

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Nguyen Van Hieu
Doctoral Candidate
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: hieunv@hnue.edu.vn

 

Project Focus: The use of historical films in the Vietnamese curriculum
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Debra Donnelly

Nguyen Van Hieu has a Master of Arts in History, Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE), a Bachelor of Arts in History Teaching, Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE). He is a lecturer in the Faculty of Philology, Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam, and is currently completing a doctorate through the University of Newcastle as a Vietnam International Education and Development (VIED) scholarship holder.

AFFILIATE MEMBERS – SESSIONAL & CONJOINT STAFF, NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA

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Ms Judy Adnum
Sessional Academic
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Judy.Adnum@newcastle.edu.au
W: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/judith-adnum

Judy Adnum is a sessional academic in the School of Education, specialising in the areas of HSIE methodology. Judy taught History to students in high schools throughout rural and regional NSW, and subsequently became a consultant with the Department of Education, talking to teachers around the state about teaching Civics and History. She has written a number of publications including the Sydney Morning Herald HSC Study Guides for Modern History, History resource kits for the National Archives and federal Government, chapters of Commerce textbooks and journal articles for the Teaching History Journal and has worked with many educational publishers editing resources to be used in schools. Judy won a NSW Premier’s Award to study Civics Education in the United States and won the NSW Teacher Professional Development Award for her course ‘Teaching History with a Non-History Teaching Background’. She currently runs the NSW history Teachers’ Association’s professional development program and serves on the advisory board for the implementation of the new History curriculum and impending Civics syllabus. Judy has also served on various History syllabus committees and examination committees, and taught HSIE methodology at Macquarie University for many years before joining the HERMES team at the University of Newcastle.

JillDr Jill Barnes
Conjoint Lecturer and Sessional Academic
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The University of Newcastle, Australia

P: +612 492 18835
E: Jill.Barnes@newcastle.edu.au
U: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/jill-barnes
 
 

Dr Jill Barnes is interested in colonial and Indigenous relationships in Australian history, the history of travel and tourism (especially the re-gazettal of Aboriginal reserves into national parks and joint management of national/world heritage sites), the history of environmental consciousness in Australia, the history of visual culture (especially photography), and the history of Aboriginal Sydney (especially between the Hunter and Hawkesbury Rivers). Building upon her arts marketing and business management background, Jill Barnes has worked with Aboriginal people within remote and urban Australia in documentary film production and in examining the role played by tourism in advancing socio-economic autonomy, cultural preservation and identity reformation. Jill’s doctoral research has attracted media and scholarly attention for its revision of usual understandings of the power of tourism to shape nation building, historical understanding, place-making and identity formation; and of Indigenous peoples to counter touristic constructions through fostering new ideas of Aboriginality. Her current research projects include the History of Aboriginal Sydney (delivered online with GPS mapping), gazettal of urban Aboriginal Places in North West Sydney, a transnational history of the National Tourism Organisation phenomenon, and the relationship between visual imagery and Australia’s history of human rights.

Visit Jill’s university profile page, or connect with her on Academia.edu to read her latest publications.

Peter
Mr Peter Hill
Sessional Academic
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia

E: Peter.Hill@newcastle.edu.au
W: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/peter-hill

 

Interests: Documentaries and Historical Representation
Teaching Commitments: History Teaching and English Language Education

JoA/ Prof. Josephine May
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
The University of Newcastle, Australia

P: +612 492 15383
M: +614 185 31553
E: Josephine.May@newcastle.edu.au
U: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/josephine-may/
 
 

Dr Josephine May is a Associate Professor (emeritus) at the University of Newcastle. She was formerly Deputy Director (Teaching & Learning) in the English Language Foundation Studies Centre, at The University of Newcastle, and prior to that, a Senior Lecturer in History. She is very active within her research communities as a member of the Executive and past President (2011-2012) of the Australian New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES); a member of the Editorial Board of the History of Education Review and Historical Encounters; and member, and past secretary, of the International Australian Studies Association (InASA). Her research interests include Australian history; film and history; history of Australian education; and childhood and youth histories. Her scholarship encompasses gender, race, and class perspectives. Her most recent work examines filmic representations of Australian schooling; and explores the history of Australian women teachers. She has a keen interdisciplinary awareness, especially in the use of qualitative evidence; and significant expertise in traditional historical methodology; oral history research; historical film analysis; and history of education.

Visit Jo’s university profile page to find her latest publications.

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Dr Grant Rodwell
Doctoral Candidate
The University of Newcastle, Australia

Conjoint Academic & Fiction Author
The University of Tasmania, Australia

E: Grant.Rodwell@utas.edu.au
W: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Grant_Rodwell/publications

 
 

Project Focus: Time-Slip Fiction in the History Classroom: An Empirical Study
Supervisors: Dr Robert Parkes (Principal) & Dr Debra Donnelly

Dr Grant Rodwell has published widely in historical fiction, and has completed four PhDs. He is currently embarking on his fifth PhD at the University of Newcastle. To read Grant’s historical fiction, please follow the following link: http://sidharta.com/author/Grant_Rodwell

 
 
 

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