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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

The Big Teal – Book Launch (online)

Online

Join Simon Holmes à Court in conversation with the Guardian’s political editor Katharine Murphy and the Independent Member for Curtin, Kate Chaney, to celebrate the launch of his book, The Big...

Free

The Big Teal – Simon Holmes à Court in conversation

Readings Hawthorn 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Hawthorn, VIC

Join us to hear Simon Holmes à Court in conversation with Monique Ryan; facilitated by Gay Alcorn. Published as part of the In the National Interest series, The Big Teal,...

Free

Book launch – Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 214-218 Nicholson St, Footscray, VIC

Join us for the launch of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok, edited by Jacquie Houlden and Seumas Spark. To be launched by Dennis Altman. 6 for 6:30pm start....

Free