Research

Trauma, Neuroscience and Feminist Practice

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Dr Suzanne Egan, Research Associate at the University of Sydney's School of Education and Social Work, discusses the role that neuroscience can play in feminist theory and practice related to sexual violence and trauma.

Sensitive Sources in Different Jurisdictions

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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, reviews a 'Sensitive Sources' seminar organised by Dr Louise Hide and Dr Anne Hanley addressing the challenges of working with sources in different jurisdictions and regions.

A Voyage Into the Unknown...Working with Academics

Public Engagement
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TV Producer and Director, James Gray, shares his reflections on working with academics and moving from 'Imposter Syndrome' to finding common ground through a shared interest in engaging with people and their stories.

Silence and shame, ethics and the living

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PhD student, Adeline Moussion explores questions of when and how silences resulting from shame can be used as data. This blog post is part two of a series on Ethics and Historical Research Practices.

Research as a social activity – the first six months

Public Engagement
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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, discusses her transition from local government back into academia, and the crucial role non-academic practitioners have played in guiding her early research plans.

Book Review - The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science

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In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke reviews Andrea Quinlan's 2017 book, The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science.

Anonymity, Ethics, the Dead and the Psychiatric Historian

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PhD student, Cora Salkovskis, explores the historian's ethical responsibilities and duty of care to the historical actors whose stories they uncover. This blog post is part one of a series on Ethics and Historical Research Practices.