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Alexandra Roginski

Dr Alexandra Roginski is an award-winning historian focused on ideas and practices of body and mind. She is a Visiting Fellow of the State Library of New South Wales and Deakin University. In 2019, Alexandra completed a PhD in history at the ANU on the topic of popular science (and especially phrenology) in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand during the second half of the nineteenth century. This work is now the subject of a forthcoming book. A passionate public historian, Alexandra regularly appears on ABC radio and has written for the Times Literary SupplementInside StoryThe Age and the ABC’s Religion & Ethics blog. She also serves as book reviews editor for the History Australia journal and publishes in other academic outlets. In 2021, Alexandra was a research fellow on the ‘(Con)spirituality, Science and the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia’ project and is co-editor of the resulting special issue on conspirituality in the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion. Her successes include the Australian Historical Association’s Jill Roe Prize (2018), shortlisting for the Geoffrey Serle Award (2020), and the State Library of New South Wales CH Currey Memorial Fellowship in Australian History (2021). She has also worked in museums and cultural heritage.

Alexandra Roginski

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  • The Hanged Man and the Body Thief

    Alexandra Roginski

Events

Jennifer Rayner in conversation with Jo Lauder (Melbourne)

Readings Carlton Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC, Australia

Join us to hear Dr Jennifer Rayner in conversation on her essay Climate Clangers. Dr Jennifer Rayner is the Head of Advocacy at the Climate Council, an independent, people-powered organisation advocating...

Personal Politics Launch at Qtopia Sydney

Qtopia 301 Forbes St, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

Personal Politics: Gender, Sexuality and the Making of Australian Citizenship (Monash University Publishing) is a ground-breaking history of feminist and LGBTIQ+ activism in Australia. Activists in the 1970s hoped that by...

Satyajit Das in conversation with Cassie McCullagh (Sydney)

The Royal Oak Balmain 36 College St, Balmain, NSW, Australia

Wild Quests provides an unprecedented inside perspective for avid travellers, ecotourists, environmentalists or readers interested in our natural world. It combines travelogue, history and science to provide a significant and timely...

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