Professional Historians Association (South Australia)

http://www.sahistorians.org.au/register/list/george-karen.shtml

George, Karen

Historically Speaking
36 Princes Avenue
Crafers West SA 5152
ABN 80 608 293 838
Telephone (08) 8339 4555   
Mobile 0419 860 055
Fax (08) 8339 4555
Web www.historicallyspeaking.com.au

Availability

Part-time

Member status

Professional Historian

Academic qualifications/status

BA (Hons) (Adelaide); MA (ANU); PhD (Adelaide)

Membership of related societies

Oral History Association of Australia SA Branch Inc; Anthropological Society of SA; SA Writers Centre.

Professional experience

Fifteen years of experience as a professional historian and sole proprietor of Historically Speaking (consultant historian and writer); Consultant for National Library of Aust and State Library of SA, Eight years as Oral Historian for Adelaide City Council; Currently Research Historian for Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry.

Skills and services offered

Archival research and advice, specialist in oral history including teaching methodology, project development and management, research and writing for exhibitions, writing for publication, native title research; public speaking, indexing.

Publications/reports

Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry Historical volume (in press 2008); Finding your own way: a guide to records of children’s homes in SA (2005); ‘Oral History and Human Geography’ in Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography (co-author, 2005); Clovelly Park Community Health Service 30th anniversary permanent display (2005) With butterfly wings– the Diabetes SA story–historical display (2003); ‘Responses to the interview experience’ in D. Mellor & A. Haebich (eds), Many Voices, Reflections of experiences of Indigenous child separation (2002); contributor to Wakefield Companion to South Australian History (2001); A place of their own: the men and women of war service land settlement at Loxton after the Second World War (1999); City Memory: a guide and index to the City of Adelaide oral history collection (1999).

Research interests

Aboriginal studies, Agriculture, Australian studies, Biography, Business history, Cultural diversity, Govt. admin., House history, Housing industry, Local history, Organisation histories, South Australian studies, Urban history, War and peace studies, Welfare history.

Tags: Aboriginal studies, Agriculture, Archival advice, Australian studies, Biography, Business history, Cultural diversity, Exhibitions, Govt. admin., House history, Housing industry, Indexing, Local history, Native title, Oral history, Organisation histories, Project design, Public speaking, South Australian studies, Teaching, Urban history, War and peace studies, Welfare history, Writing