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Paul Turnbull <email@example.com>
1) Director of South Seas Project
2) Chief Investigator of QPasifika Project
3) Director, Griffith Family and Community Histories Online Project
4) Chief Investigator, Online Cultural Atlas of Indigenous Queensland Project
|Address:||School of Arts, Media and Culture
Brisbane, Queensland 4111
|Primary Phone:||61 (0)7 3875 4152|
|H-Net Positions:||H-Net Past President
Former H-Net VP of Teaching
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-ANZAU
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Library and Information Science
SELECT CURRICULUM VITAE
Currently Professor and Head of the School of Arts, Media and Culture, Griffith University.
B.A. (First Class Honours) (James Cook University, 1979)
PhD. (James Cook University, 1985)
1972-4 Clerk, Queensland Comptroller General of Prisons.
1974-5 Casual Tutor, Aboriginal and Torres Islander Community School,
South Townsville (Abschol scheme).
1976 Casual Home Aide, Community Home Help Scheme, Queensland
Department of Health.
1979-81 Casual Tutor in History, James Cook University.
1980 Resident Tutor, St. Ursula’s College, Australian National
1981-4 Tutor in Modern European History, School of History, Philosophy
and Politics, Macquarie University.
1984-90 Lecturer in History, James Cook University.
1991-7 Senior Lecturer in History and Politics, James Cook University.
- July) Acting Head of Department, History and Politics, James Cook
- September) Acting Head of Department, History and Politics, James Cook
1996-7 Dean of Arts, James Cook University.
1998 Associate Professor of History and Politics, James Cook University.
1998-9 Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research,
Australian National University.
1999 Acting Graduate Coordinator, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research Australian National University.
Membership of Scholarly Societies
Executive Committee Member, Australian Historical Association, 1994-2000.
Executive Committee Member, H-Net, International On-Line Network for the Humanities, 1994 - to date.
Executive Committee Member, Australasian and Pacific Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Awards and Fellowships
1979 University Medal, James Cook University, 1979.
1993 Queensland Department of Technical and Further Education Medal
for Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.
1994 Harold White Fellow, National Library of Australia.
1995 James Cook University Award for Excellence and Innovation in
1998 Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research
(ARC Collaborative Research Centre), Australian National University
2000 President, H-Net, International On-Line Network for the Humanities
and Social Sciences
Editorial and Advisory Services
Founder and current editor, Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History ISSN 1321 - 5752.
Planning Committee and Editorial Board Member, International Journal for Humanities in Hypermedia ( initiative of H-Net in collaboration with the Matrix Centre for New Media in the Humanities, Michigan State University, to be launched in late 2000).
Editorial Board Member, Cromohs, an electronic journal of European intellectual history and historiography (University of Pisa).
Board of Governors, International Consortium for Alternative Academic Publishing (ICAAP) (University of Athabasca).
Member, ICAAP XML Working Party
Founder and editor, H-ANZAU, H-Net On-Line Network for Australian and New Zealand History.
Member, National Working Party on Collection Development (National Library of Australia).
Member, Flexible Learning Advisory Group, Australian National University, 1999-2000.
• Anatomy, National Identity and Aboriginal Body Snatching in Nineteenth- Century Australia. (London: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, Working Papers in Australian Studies, 1991) pp. 30 ISBN 85507 0340.
• (with Ian Clarke and Henry Reynolds) Sharing History: Key Issues, no. 4: Council of Aboriginal Reconciliation (Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1994). pp. 50 ISBN 0644328460
Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
• ’The Supposed Infidelity of Edward Gibbon’, The Historical Journal, vol. xxv, 1(1982), pp. 23-41.
• ’A New Gibbon Letter of 1789: some discussion of its significance’, Journal of Religious History, 2(1984), pp. 213-225.
• “Buffeted for Ancestral Sins’: Gibbon’s writings on his Childhood and Catholic conversion’, Eighteenth Century Life: Studies in the Eighteenth Century (1987) no. 6, pp. 18-35.
• ’A Forgotten Cosmology: William Hull and the Origins of the Aborigines’, Australian Historical Studies, vol. xiv (1990), pp. 207-219.
• ’Anatomy, Morphology and Aborigines: the Work of Edward Pierson Ramsay and the Australian Museum, c. 1874 - 1900’, Aboriginal History, vol. 5 (1991), pp. 108-121.
• “Ancestors, not Specimens’: Aboriginal Remains in Scientific Collections’, in B. Wright et.al. (eds.) Issues in Aboriginal and Islander Studies: 4 (1993), pp. 1-31.
• ’The Exchange between Edward Gibbon and Joseph Priestley’, British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 14, 2 (1991), pp. 139-158.
• ’Edward Gibbon and Pastor Allamand’, Journal of Religious History, vol. 16, 3(1991), pp. 280-291.
• ’To What Strange Uses: the Procurement and Use of Aboriginal Peoples’ Bodies in Early Colonial Australia’, Voices: the Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Australia, vol. 4, 3(1994), pp. 1-27.
• ’Historians and New Information Technologies’, Australian Historical Association Bulletin, June 1995, pp. 22-28.
• ’Conversational Scholarship in Cyberspace: the Evolution and Activities of H-Net, the on-line Network for the Humanities’, Australian Universities Review Vol. 39, 1(1996), pp. 12-17.
• ’Electronic Publication in Australian History’, in The Future of Academic Publishing: Proceedings of the 4th Australian Scholarly Academies Scholarly Publication Forum, ed. J. McCalman (Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1996), pp. 99-112.
• ’The Australian History World Wide Web Project’, Crossings: Bulletin of the International Australian Studies Association, vol. 1, 2 (1996), pp. 41-48.
• ’"Jogging Memories’: Remembering British Post-War Migration to Australia”, Voices: The Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Australia (Spring 1996), pp. 9-17.
• ’Gibbon’s Reputation as the English Voltaire’, in D.J. Womersley, Gibbon Bicentennial Essays (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1997), pp. 279-308.
• ’The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History’, Australian Historical Association Bulletin, July 1997, pp. 23-30.
• ’The Body and Soul Snatchers’, Eureka Street, September 1997, pp. 34-8.
• ’Unending Conversation’, in M. Hetherington (ed.), Paradise Possessed (Canberra: Australian National Library, 1998), pp. 41-7.
• “Outlawed Subjects”: The procurement and Scientific Uses of Australian Aboriginal Heads, ca. 1803-1835’, Studies in the Eighteenth Century, vol. 22, n.s. 1 (1998), pp. 156-71.
• ’Enlightenment Anthropology and the Ancestral Remains of Australian Aboriginal People’, in Alex Calder et. al. (eds.), Voyages and Beaches: Pacific Encounters, 1769 - 1840 (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1999), pp. 202-225.
• The following entries:
Cartography and Mapping, 1780-1832
Indigenous Peoples and Theories of Race
Thomas Babington Macaulay
in I. McCalman, et. al. (eds.), An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age: British Culture 1776-1832 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).
• ’The Endeavour Project: creating Scholarly Digital Editing Standards’, LASIE: Library Automated Systems Information Exchange, December 1999
• ’New Knowledge, Lost Opportunities?: the Implications of the Higher Education Green Paper on research and Research Training for Historians’, Bulletin of the Australian Historical Association, No. 89 (December 1999), pp. 68-77.
• ’Amelie Dietrich’, Comparativ: a Journal of World History, 2000.
• ’Explorations in Hypermedia: the Endeavour Project’, Proceedings of the 2000 Pacific Neighbourhood Consortium Conference (Academica Sinica), University of California, Berkeley, January 2000.
• ’Savages Fossil and Recent: Gerard Krefft and the Production of Racial Knowledge, ca. 1869-73’, in Martin Crotty (ed.), Proceedings of the Social History of Eugenics Conference, University of Newcastle, May 2000.
• ’Australian History on the Web’, Public History Review, 2000.
• ’Encounters, Erasures and Remembrance: Aboriginal Funerary Custom and Colonialist Responses, 1788-1900’, in Jonathan Sawday et. al. (eds.) The Body in Archaeology (London: Routledge One World Archaeology, 2001).
• ’The Network and the Nation: the National Library and the History of Bibliographical Information Infrastructure in Twentieth Century Australia’, in Peter Cochrane (ed.), Conversing with a Nation: the Centennial History of the National Library (Canberra, National Library of Australia, 2000).
• “Rare Work for the Professors’: The Entanglement of Aboriginal Remains in Phrenological Knowledge in Early Colonial Australia, in Jeanette Hoorn and Barbara Creed (eds.), Captivity (London: Routledge, 2001).
• ’"Pictures of Health’, an Australian History Web Project’, in Renaissance in Social Science History, edited by V. Burton and D. Herr (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2001).
Accepted for Publication
• ’The Australian Indigenous Dead and Native Title’, chapter for a further volume in Routledge’s One World Archaeology series, to be edited by Jane Hubert and Cressida Fforde.
Web-Based Hypermedia Projects
• ’Pictures of Health’, an Australian History WWW Project. http://www.tsd.jcu.edu.au/hist
• The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History, http://www.jcu.edu.au/aff/history
• ’The Australian Information Server for History and the Humanities, http://www.unimelb.edu.au/infoserv
• The Endeavour Project: Explorations in Hypermedia, http://coombs.anu.edu.au/~cookproj
Over the past decade, I have contributed book reviews to journals including The Australian Journal of History and Politics, the Bulletin of the Australian Historical Association, The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History, H-Review, LASIE and the Times Literary Supplement. I have published numerous articles and commentary on issues relating to the repatriation of Aboriginal skeletal remains in the Australian press. I have also published non-refereed writings through the publications program of the School of Humanities, at James Cook University.
Since 1985 I have worked closely with Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the North Queensland Community on the writing of their life-histories. The most recent of these to appear have been Straight from the Yudaman’s Mouth by Renata Pryor (Townsville: Department of History and Politics, 1995), and the Gallipoli Experiences of Ronald Ellwood (current being prepared for web publication). I have also furnished reports and briefing papers for Aboriginal community organisations and the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA).
I am currently writing a book on the history of the procurement and scientific uses of Indigenous Australian bodily remains. A copy of my working draft manuscript can be supplied to members of the committee in electronic format on request.