Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher

Position: PhD Student
School and/or Centres: School of History


Phone: 61252718

Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 3102


Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University) Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies (Deakin University)

Thesis title: Sound Citizens: The Public Voices of Australian Women Broadcasters, 1923-1956

Catherine Horne is a PhD Candidate in the School of History at the Australian National University, under the supervision of Dr Karen Fox. Her research interests include women’s, gender and feminist history, Australian cultural and social history (particularly in the twentieth century), critical heritage and museum studies, the history of speech and sound, and media history. Her thesis examines radio broadcasts and women’s citizenship in Australia, 1923-1966.

She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours). During her time at the University of Sydney she was the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including the 2010 Isabel M King Memorial Prize for History III, the Walter Reid Memorial Prize and a University of Sydney Honours Scholarship. In 2014 she graduated from Deakin University with a Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies, before being accepted into the PhD program at ANU. During her time at ANU she has been named runner-up for the 2015 Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize, and was awarded a National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association Postgraduate Scholarship in January 2016.

She is currently a member of the editorial collective of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal, and is the editorial assistant for the ANU National Centre Biography’s e-journal Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History.

Australian history (20th century), women’s, gender and feminist history, media history, the history of speech and sound, critical heritage and museum studies.

Horne, Catherine, ‘Devoted to Sport: Health, Fitness and the American New Girl, 1890-1902’, History in the Making, vol. 3, no. 2 (2014), pp. 32-44

National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association Postgraduate Scholarship (2016)

Vice-Chancellor’s Travel Grant: Higher Degree Research, Australian National University (2016)

Runner-up, Ken Inglis Postgraduate Prize (2015)     

Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian National University (2015–2018)

University of Sydney Honours Scholarship (2011)

Isabel M. King Memorial Prize for History III, University of Sydney (2010)

Walter Reid Memorial Prize, University of Sydney (2010)                      

University of Sydney Merit Prize (2010)

2014 - Present   The Australian Historical Association

2014 - Present   The Australian Women's History Network

2015 - Present   ANU Gender Institute

2016                       Tutor                                             

                                School of History, Australian National University

                                Subject: HIST2239 Rock, Sex and War: Australia’s 1960s-1970s

                                Semester 2, 2016

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