Australian Journal of Biography and History

Australian Journal of Biography and History

The Australian Journal of Biography and History is an initiative of the National Centre of Biography in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. The NCB was established in 2008 to extend the work of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and to serve as a focus for the study of life writing in Australia, supporting innovative research and writing to the highest standards in the field, nationally and internationally. The Australian Journal of Biography and History seeks to promote the study of biography in Australia. Articles that appear in the journal are lively, engaging and provocative, and are intended to appeal to the current popular and scholarly interest in biography, memoir and autobiography. They recount interesting and telling life stories and engage critically with issues and problems in historiography and life writing.

The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles on Australian historical biography, including biographical studies, studies relating to theory and methodology, and the associated genres of autobiography, life writing, memoir, collective biography and prosopography. We are especially interested in articles that explore the way in which biography and its associated genres can illuminate themes in Australian history, including women in Australian society, family history, transnational networks and mobilities, and Indigenous history.

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Editor: Malcolm Allbrook; Book Review Editor: Melanie Nolan; Copyeditor: Geoff Hunt.

Members of the Editorial Board: Malcolm Allbrook (ANU), David Carment (Charles Darwin University), Libby Connors (University of Southern Queensland), Karen Fox (ANU), Sam Furphy (ANU), Doug Munro (University of Queensland), Karen Fox (ANU), Melanie Nolan (ANU), Carolyn Rasmussen (University of Melbourne), Sophie Scott-Brown (University of East Anglia).

Contact Details: All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, Australian Journal of Biography and History, National Centre of Biography, School of History, RSSS, 9 Fellows Road (Coombs Building), Action, ANU, 2601, or

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First issue, no 1, 2018





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