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Dr Catherine Dewhirst

Dr Catherine Dewhirst
Name Catherine Dewhirst
Position Senior Lecturer (History)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q206
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1046
Extension 1046
Email
Qualifications DipCivFr Paris-Sorbonne , BA UNSW , GDipEd UNSW , MA UNSW , PhD QUT
Languages French (non accredited translator)
Italian (non accredited translator)
Homepage https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )
  • European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) ( 210307 )
  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) ( 210303 )

Research interests
Australian and Italian migration histories
Imperialism, diaspora and transnational histories
Migrant newspapers and community-building
European and world histories
Women's history / gender relations
Historiography
Family history / biography

Professional memberships
Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS)
Australian Historical Association (AHA)
Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS)
Dante Alighieri Society, Brisbane
International Australian Studies Association (InASA)

Industry affiliations
Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) Management Committee (Queensland Representative):
http://www.acis.org.au/
Australian Historical Association (AHA) 2019 Conference Principal Convenor:
https://www.theaha.org.au/

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
HIS1115 Legal History
HIS2103 World History since 1500 CE
HIS3004 Approaches to History
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea
HIS5115 Advanced Legal History
HIS8005 Duties to Rights: Women's European History

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
22 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
4 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Conference Convenor (Chief) and Organising Committee Chair, ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’, Australian Historical Association 38th Annual Conference, USQ Toowoomba (8-12 July, 2019).

Head of History, Australian Historical Association, 2020-current

Queensland Representative, Australasian Centre for Italian Studies, 2013-current

Co-founder and Chair of panels, ‘The Jo-Anne Duggan Prize’ (Essay/Creative Work Competition), Australasian Centre for Italian Studies, 2015, 2017, 2019.

USQ Bellmaine French Appreciation Travelling Scholarship Panel member, 2016-2019.

Research most recent
Catherine Dewhirst and Richard Scully (eds) The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press,
Palgrave Series in the History of the Media, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Catherine Dewhirst and Richard Scully, ‘Australia’s Minority Community Printed Press History in Global
Context: An Introduction ‘, in Catherine Dewhirst and Richard Scully (eds) The Transnational Voices of Australia’s
Migrant and Minority Press, Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media series, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp. 1-17.

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘Respectability and Disloyalty: The Competing Obligations of L’Italiano’s Editors‘, in Catherine Dewhirst and Richard Scully (eds) The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press, Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media series, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp. 81-105.

Catherine Dewhirst, Claire Kennedy and Sam Ragonesi, ‘Italian-Australian Internment Life Stories: Recapturing Salvatore Ragonesi between the Public Record and Family Memories’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 66, no. 2, 2020, pp. 232-250.

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘Colonising Italians: Italian Imperialism and Agricultural ‘Colonies’ in Australia, 1881-1914’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 44, no. 1, 2016, pp. 23-47.

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘The ‘Southern Question’ in Australia: The 1925 Royal Commission’s Racialisation of Southern Italians’, Queensland History Journal, vol. 22, no. 4, February, 2014, pp. 316-332.

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘Letters to the Editor: The ‘awkward truths’ in Australia’s Italian Migration History, 1900-1915’, in Christian Thorsten Callisen (ed.), From Bruni to Windschuttle: Essays in Honour of Gary Ianziti, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2014, pp. 161-177.

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘The Anglo-Italian Treaty: Australia’s imperial obligations to Italian migrants, 1883-1940’, in Gianfranco Cresciani and Bruno Mascitelli (eds), Italy and Australia: An Asymmetrical Relationship, Ballarat, Vic: Connor Court Publishing, 2014, pp. 81-113.


Research most notable
Catherine Dewhirst, Claire Kennedy and Sam Ragonesi, ‘Italian-Australian Internment Life Stories: Recapturing Salvatore Ragonesi between the Public Record and Family Memories’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 66, no. 2, 2020, pp. 232-250.

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘Respectability and Disloyalty: The Competing Obligations of L’Italiano’s Editors‘, in Catherine Dewhirst and Richard Scully (eds) The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press, Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media series,, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp. 81-105.

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘Colonising Italians: Italian Imperialism and Agricultural ‘Colonies’ in Australia, 1881-1914’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 44, no. 1, 2016, pp. 23-47. (USQ Office of Research Q1 Challenge award for Organisational Units showing a 10% increase in Q1 articles over 2016, and USQ Office of Research Publication Excellence Award 2016, USQ School-Specific 2016 Publication Excellence Awards, Q1 Publication Challenge.)

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘Collaborating on whiteness: representing Italians in early White Australia’, Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 32, no. 1, March, 2008, pp. 33-49. (The John Barrett 2008 Honourable Mention citation and public commendation in Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 33, No. 3, September 2009, pp. 253-254.)

Catherine Dewhirst, ‘Lifting the Veil: Migrant Murder, a «madre italiana», and the Politics of Transnational Colonisation’, in Vincenzo Rosato (ed.), ‘150 years of our history: the pastoral care of Italians in the Americas’, Studi Emigrazione, anno XLVIII, no. 184, October-December, 2011, pp. 653-674.


Publications in ePrints

Dewhirst, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075 and Kennedy, ClaireORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075 and Ragonesi, Sam (2020) Australian Internment Life Stories: Recapturing Salvatore Ragonesi between the Public Record and Family Memories. Journal of Australian Politics and History, 66 (2). pp. 232-250. ISSN 0004-9522

Dewhirst, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075 (2016) Colonising Italians: Italian imperialism and agricultural ‘colonies’ in Australia, 1881–1914. The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 44 (1). pp. 23-47. ISSN 0308-6534

Girola, Stefano and Dewhirst, CatherineORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075 (2015) Italians. In: We are Queenslanders: contemporary multicultural tapestry of peoples. Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 165-173. ISBN 07-7242-2800-4

Dewhirst, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075 (2014) Ilma Martinuzzi O’Brien (edited and annotated), The internment diaries of Mario Sardi [Book review]. Queensland Review, 21 (1). pp. 112-114. ISSN 1321-8166

Dewhirst, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5278-0075 (2014) Letters to the Editor: the 'awkward truths' in Australia's Italian migration history, 1900-1915. In: Reading and writing history from Bruni to Windschuttle: essays in honour of Gary Ianziti. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey. United Kingdom, pp. 161-177. ISBN 978-1-40945705-3

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )
  • European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) ( 210307 )
  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) ( 210303 )