Dr Eloise Florence

E_FlorenceDr Eloise Florence is a Research Fellow on the ARC Linkage Project 'Curating Museum Collections for Mitigating Climate Change' with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Her research interests revolve around the intersections of memory and more-than-human matter, and relate specifically to the navigation of place as entanglements of materiality and cultural memory.

Trained in communications studies but dedicated to interdisciplinary research, Eloise regularly draws on methods and concepts from cultural studies, cultural geography, political economy, environmental humanities, and posthuman and new materialist theories.

She has published articles on the intersections of memory and non-human matter, childhood, publics, and the Anthropocene, posthuman approaches to history, and disruptive understandings of built and material heritage, geology, and archaeology. She is currently writing a book that explores the material traces of geopolitical violence and destruction as a source of cultural memory and political activism.


  • PhD in Communications; 2021, RMIT University

Research Focus

  • Cultural Memory
  • Material Heritage
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Cultural Histories
  • Memory and the Built Environment

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • 2021 - Publication Subsidy Scheme: Australian Academy of the Humanities

Selected Publications

Florence, E 2022 (in press). Traces of aerial bombing in Berlin: Entangled remembering, Bloomsbury Academic.

Tien, J & Florence, E 2022, Geology as somatechnics: Re-imagining human and technology entanglements in geologies of the future’, Somatechnics (opens in a new window) Journal of Bodies – Technologies – Power.  vol. 12, no. 1-2, pp. 54-72

Hickey-Moody, A, Knight, L, & Florence, E 2021 Childhood, Citizenship, and the Anthropocene (opens in a new window). Rowman and Littlefield.

Hickey-Moody, A, Horn, C, Willcox, M & Florence, E 2021. Arts-based Methods for Research with Children (opens in a new window) Palgrave Pivot.

Florence, E 2021, Entangled memories: Complicating the memory of area bombing through the haunted ruins of Anhalter Bahnhof (opens in a new window) Cultural Studies « Critical Methodologies vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 251-263.

Florence, E 2018, Book review: The Past in Visual Culture: Essays on Memory, Nostalgia and the Media (opens in a new window), Media International Australia, vol. 167, no. 1, pp. 192–193.

Florence, E 2016, The July 20 plot: reading news as myth in the imagining of the British nation (opens in a new window) Communication, Politics & Culture, vol. 49, no. 2, p.111-132.

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