APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED- Hiring: Expert Nation RA (100 hrs)

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED- Hiring: Expert Nation RA (100 hrs)

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED The RA will be required to work with primary sources to add vital details to the evolving national database. The successful applicant will receive mentoring and be instructed in the use of the Heurist database system. The Expert Nation ARC Discovery Project is collecting biographical data from the 1920s and 1930s on university men and women who served in World War I […]

New additions to the University of Melbourne War Records

New additions to the University of Melbourne War Records

Dr James Waghorne one of the Chief Investigators on the Expert Nation project published an article for Remembrance Day, November 11 2017. Appearing in the University of Melbourne’s Pursuit publication the article reveals how research for this project has identified 156 additional names, which were absent from the original University of Melbourne’s War Memorial Book. One of the names added is Dr Mary De Garis, the second […]

ARC Research Highlight

ARC Research Highlight

To coincide with ANZAC Day 2017, the Australian Research Council has published the following piece on the ExpertNation project: Expert Nation: Universities, War and 1920s and 1930s Australia—24 April 2017 The First World War was a new kind of war, arguably the first ‘modern war’ in which science and knowledge were to play a critical role. In a conflict that was fought as much by experts as by expeditionary forces, Australian university graduates played an […]

Symposium: World War 1, the Universities and the Professions

Symposium: World War 1, the Universities and the Professions

  The symposium, World War One, Universities and the Professions, was held on 12 & 13 October 2017  at the University of Melbourne. Bringing together a group of academics, each examining a different profession. Presentations were grouped into five sessions: The Arts: Design, Music and Writing Teaching, Languages and the Law Medical Sciences Science and Technology Government, Accounting and Anthropology Themes explored included: the impact of […]

Dentistry & the War

Dentistry & the War

When war broke out in 1914, dentistry was still embroiled in bitter conflicts between interest groups with different understandings of the social status of the profession and the relationship of universities to it. But the wartime experience of solider dentists left them in no doubt about these questions. For dentistry, as for so many other branches of science, the war functioned as a ‘huge laboratory […]