| participants: judith smart|
| ||Judith Smart|
Associate Professor in History
School of Social Science & Planning
ARC Small Grant, $12,300 awarded for 1998, for research into the Impact of Protestant Christianity on Mass Women's Organisations in Australia in the Interwar Period
Significant Contributions to this research
2001-04: ARC Linkage Grant (with A/Prof Pavla Miller) and The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School to employ a PhD student to write the history of the school.
2003: Reserve List for ARC Discovery on History of Mass Women's Organisations in Australia
Judith Smart's research interests focus on twentieth-century Australian history. She has coedited (with Tony Wood) a collection of articles on social change and war in Australia and New Zealand, An Anzac Muster, and (with John Murphy) a collection of articles on the 1950s, The Forgotten Fifties. She also edited a special issue of Australian Historical Studies on writing the history of women in Australia, Twenty Years On. Her other interests and published work deal with women and political protest, women and religion, conservative women's organisations, suffrage and postsuffrage movements, temperance reform, wartime propaganda, the social history of venereal disease, and Billy Graham's 1959 crusade. She was the editor of Australian Historical Studies from 1994 to 1999 and is currently engaged in writing a history of Melbourne during the Great War, and researching influences on the mass women's organisations, specifically the Housewives Associations and the Country Women's Association, from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Other Evidence of Impact and Contributions to the Field
'Jennie Baines: Suffrage and an Australian Connection', in Sandra Stanley Holton and June Purvis (eds), Votes for Women (Routledge, London, 2000), pp. 246–66
'Modernity and Motherheartedness: Spirituality and Religious Meaning in Australian Women's Suffrage and Citizenship Movements, 1890s–1920s', in Fletcher, I., Mayhall, L.Nym, and Levine, P. (eds), Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race (Routledge, New York, 2000), pp. 51–67
Editor of Refereed Journals
Australian Historical Studies, vol. 30, no. 112, April 1999
'The Evangelist as Star: The Billy Graham Crusade in Australia, 1959', Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 33, no. 1, Summer 1999, pp. 165–176.
'Feminists, Flappers and Miss Australia: Contesting the Meanings of Citizenship, Femininity and Nation in the 1920s', Show Girl and the Straw Man, Journal of Australian Studies, no. 71, 2001, pp. 1–15.
'Cultivating Class Consciousness in a New Generation: The Labor Guild of Youth in Melbourne 1926–28', Labour History, no. 82, May 2002, pp. 49–63.
'Christian Women and Changing Concepts of Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities in Interwar Australia', in Damousi, J. and Ellinghaus, K. (eds), Citizenship, Women and Social Justice: International Historical Perspectives (Papers presented at the 1998 International Federation for Research in Women's History Conference, Melbourne, Australia, History Department, University of Melbourne, 1999), pp. 190–203.
1994–99 Editor, Australian Historical Studies
1994– Editorial Board, Australian Historical Studies
1979– Victorian Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Member since 1979; Adviser on women's entries since 1989.
1999– Review Editor Victorian Historical Journal
2001– Editorial Board, Australian Historical Association Bulletin
2003- Editorial Board, Journal of Popular Culture
With Professors Patricia Grimshaw (University of Melbourne) and Marilyn Lake (LaTrobe University). Preliminary book proposal for Ms Prue Goward, Commonwealth Government Advisor on Women, to present to the Centenary of Federation Celebration Committee. A History of Women in Australia. $3000 ($1000 each)
2000- Honours Year Co-ordinator, School of Social Science & Planning
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