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The Australian National University

Emily Gallagher

Position: PhD Student

School or Centre: School of History


Location: Rm 3116, HC Coombs Building


Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts (History and Mathematics), University of Notre Dame (2015)
Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Australian National University (2016)


Emily Gallagher is a PhD Candidate of the School of History. Her research focuses on the history of Australian and Canadian children during and after the First World War. As part of various internships and scholarships, Emily has spent time working at the Australian War Memorial, Anzac War Memorial and NSW Parliament. She is also an editor with the ANU Historical Journal II and a reviewer with the History in the Making Journal Collective.

Public Talks/ Conference Papers:

‘The rise and fall of Milne Bay: the battle of Milne Bay in Australia’s National Narrative of the Second World War’ (Public talk at the Australian War Memorial, 2017).

“‘Doing” Masculinity: Enactments of Masculinity and Manliness in Drawings of Rifles and Bayonets in the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1918’ (Conference paper at The Undergraduate Summit in Ireland, 2016).

‘Mobilising force of the Grotesque: In the anti-war publications of Ernst Friedrich and Frederick A. Barber’ (Conference paper presented at the Australasian Conference for Undergraduate Research, 2015).

Research Interests

Cultural History, Australian and Imperial History, Children’s History, History of Violence and History of Ideas


‘“The First Casualty When War Comes is Truth”: Neglected Atrocity in First World War Australian Memory’, History in the Making 4, no. 1 (2015): 54-64.

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