My research project will investigate the influence of consumer culture on the Anzac Legend and Australian national identity - in particular, the ways in which an increased public fascination with the Anzac Legend since the 1980’s has been articulated and commoditised by memory industries including publishing, tourism and entertainment. I’m a public historian at heart and through my research I hope to better understand non-academic forms of historical engagement as well as the ongoing - and growing - fascination Australians have with the past.
During this time I have a feeling that this blog will remain an important creative outlet where I can:
- share untold stories from Australian history
- explore the intersection of history and digital media
- curate and share thought-provoking content from blogs & websites I follow
- try out different writing styles and develop my own voice as a historian
- experiment with digital storytelling in diverse formats including photography, videos and podcasts
- play with new ideas and get feedback from a community of fellow history nerds
- keep connected with the outside world during the PhD researching and writing process
Here goes nothing!