Project Outcomes

Jane Lydon


(under revision) ‘An Australian Politics of Indistinction: Making Refugees Visible’, special issue edited by John Erni and Stephanie Donald, ‘The Included Outs’, New Formations.

(under review) ‘One People? A Visual Language of Australian Citizenship’, Australian Historical Studies, special issue Picturing Citizenship.


International Association for Australian Studies (InASA) Conference, Visualising Citizenship, 8-10 Feb 2021.Panel, PHOTO Festival, Visual Sovereignties, RMIT, 24 February.

Keynote, Digiconflict Project Conference, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, October.

Public Humanities Seminar Series, ‘Visual Cultures and Dark Legacies’ UQ Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Thursday 4 November, 2-3.30pm

PhD Student

Andrew Fewster funded by Wesfarmers Chair and attached to project: Citizenship and Reality TV.

Fay Anderson


Journal article for the special issue of AHS. Fay Anderson, ‘Australian Press Photography and Jewish Refugees 1935 – 1949’. The article has been peer-reviewed, and I’m completing the revisions now.

Conference paper

Fay Anderson, ‘“The Real Truth about the Jews”: The Visual Representation of Jewish Refugee’, on DP panel ‘Envisaging Australian Citizenship’, InASA Biennial conference, Australian Catholic University, 8 - 10 February 2021.

Other presentation

Fay Anderson, ‘Careers in History Ep. 2: Digital Histories, Archives and Media’ for the History Council of NSW and the Professional Historians Association NSW/ACT, 2 November 2021.

Amanda Nettelbeck


‘Reinventing Indigenous legal subjecthood: the origins of Indigenous ‘rights’ in Australia’, InASA conference keynote address, February 2021

‘Precarious subjects: picturing the Aboriginal British subject in 19th century Australia’, InASA conference project panel, February 2021

‘The Land of Plenty’, Inside Story 26 March 2021

‘The Place of Reconciliation’, Inside Story 29 June 2021

Melissa Miles

Conference Papers

Melissa Miles, ‘‘The City, Race and Labour in Australian Design Magazines of the 1930s’, Future States: Modernity and national identity in popular magazines, 1890-1945, University of Brighton, 30 March – 17 April 2020.

Melissa Miles, 'Cultivating Visual Citizenship: Girt and Werner Linde at the 1950 New Australians Art Exhibition’ , on the team panel 'Envisaging Australian Citizenship', InASA annual conference 2020, Australian Catholic University, 30 November – 2 December 2020.


Journal article for our team special issue of AHS, 'Painting Labour: A Case Study of Visual Citizenship in the Postwar Mass Migration Scheme'. The article has been peer reviewed and I'm completing revisions now.

Melissa Miles and Geraldine Fela, 'Memories and Promises: Australian Modernism and National Identities in Home during the 1930s' in Magazines and Modern Identities, eds Tim Satterthwaite and Andrew Thacker, (Bloomsbury, 2023, submitted and currently under peer review).

Melissa Miles and Geraldine Fela, ‘Constructing Citizenship: Labour, Urban Development and Citizenship in Australian Design Magazines of the 1930s’, submitted and currently under peer review for JAS special issue – 'Histories of the Illustrated Magazine'