Dr Nancy Cushing
|Work Phone||(02) 4348 4055|
|Fax||(02) 4348 4075|
School of Humanities and Social Science
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||HO1.06, Humanities Office|
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 1995
- Master of Museum Studies, University of Toronto
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(History), Dalhousie University - Canada
- Air Pollution
- Environmental History
- Human/Animal Relations
My field is Australian cultural history, in particular histories of leisure cultures in Australia. I have published in the areas of beach culture, food, and roads and driving. My PhD treated the history of Newcastle and I maintain an interest in local and urban history. I co authored a history of the Australian Reptile Park published in 2010. My current main research interests are in air pollution and human/animal relations.
Fields of Research
|210399||Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified||50|
|150699||Tourism Not Elsewhere Classified||35|
|220299||History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields Not Elsewhere Classified||15|
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Member - Australian Historical Association
- Member - Australian Dictionary of Biography NSW Working Party
Editor of Exhibition Reviews
History Australia (Australia)
|01/09/2003 - 01/12/2005|
The Voyage of the Platypus, 1947: The Role of the Naturalist in International Diplomacy
Australian Historical Association Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
The Song of the Snake: Eric Worrell and the Environmental Sensibilities of the 1950s
Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
I have served on variety of committees at Departmental, School and Faculty level. I am currently the Honours coordinator for the School of Humanities and Social Science at Ourimbah, co editor of the Ourimbah Teaching and Learning newsletter and Deputy Dean of Students.
- Australian cultural history
My teaching is in the area of Australian cultural and environmental history and is closely related to my research. In addition to two first year survey courses, one examining Australia internally and the second placing Australia in an international context, I offer courses on histories of Australian cities, on heritage in Australia and on Australian environmental history.