Doctor Helen Bones

Doctor Helen Bones

Research Officer,
Library Systems

SoHCA Casual Academic - Humanities - Spring/2H 20018 - 7009136 (1),
Dean's Unit - School of Humanities & Comm Arts

Biography

I graduated with a BA (Hons) from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) in 2005 majoring in History and English. In 2011 I completed a PhD on New Zealand literary history and colonial writing networks at the University of Canterbury. While writing my thesis, I spent a year at Christ Church, Oxford as the inaugral recepient of the Edward Gibbon Wakefield Doctoral Scholarship.

I am currently working with Dr Jason Ensor and the Digital Humanities Research Group on the ARCHivER project (Angus & Robertson Collection for Humanities and Education Research), which is funded by the Australian National Data Service. For this, we are curating a digital archive of manuscript material relating to iconic Australian publisher Angus & Robertson, which is housed at the State Library of New South Wales. We are working to open up this high value paper-based collection using digital techniques, including structured metadata and linked data tags based on a controlled vocabulary.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/dhrg/digital_humanities/featured/archiver

 Recent publications include:

""A book is a book, all the world over": New Zealand and the Colonial Writing World 1890-1945", Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 45:5 (2015), pp..861-881.

"New Zealand and the Tasman Writing World", History Australia, 10:3 (2013), pp. 129-148.

My book, The Expatriate Myth: New Zealand writers and the colonial world, was published in March 2018 with Otago University Press. 

www.helenbones.com

https://westernsydney.academia.edu/HelenBones

This information has been contributed by Doctor Bones.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Canterbury (NZ)
  • BA University of Canterbury (NZ)
  • BA(Eng&Hist) University of Canterbury (NZ)

Professional Memberships

  • SHARP (2015 - 2017)
  • Australian Historical Association (2013 - 2017)

Interests

  • Australian literature
  • Colonial Histories
  • Digital Humanities
  • History - Australian-Pre-colonial and Post-colonial
  • Transnational History

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Library Systems
  • Dean's Unit - School of Humanities & Comm Arts

Contact

Email: H.Bones@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: n/a
Mobile:
Location: EN.LG.01
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100958 Australia and the World, 2014
  • 100958 Australia and the World, 2015
  • 100958 Australia and the World, 2016
  • 101910 Global History, 2013

Publications

Books

  • Bones, H. (2018), 'The Expatriate Myth: New Zealand Writers and the Colonial World', : Otago University Press 9781988531175.

Journal Articles

  • Bones, H. (2016), 'Travel writers and traveling writers in Australasia : responses to travel literatures and the problem of authenticity', Journeys, vol 17, no 2 , pp 74 - 94.
  • Bones, H. (2016), 'A journey to Australia : travel, media, and the politics of representation', Journeys, vol 17, no 2 , pp 1 - 4.
  • Bones, H. (2015), ''A book is a book, all the world over' : New Zealand and the colonial writing world 1890-1945', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol 43, no 5 , pp 861 - 881.
  • Bones, H. (2013), 'New Zealand and the Tasman writing world, 1890-1945', History Australia, vol 10, no 3 , pp 129 - 148.

Current Projects

Title: Trans-Tasman educational publishing networks and Australian literary nation-building
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of the Humanities
Western Researchers: Helen Bones
Years: 2017-06-01 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00024009

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