Network Member Profiles
Katie Holmes, La Trobe University, Australia
Katie Holmes is based at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Katie's book on Australian women's garden writing will be published in 2011. She is especially interested in the ways ideas about the environment, gardens and landscape in particular, change over time. With colleagues from La Trobe she is working on 'mediterranean landscapes' in southern Australia. She has also worked on women's autobiographical writings, especially in letters and diaries; war; sexuality; feminism; single women; the experience of time; and the history of disabilities. In 2009/2010, Katie held the Keith Cameron Chair in Australian History at University College Dublin.
La Trobe page, click here.
Australian gardens - landscape - Australian environmental history - letters - diaries - gender.
Comparative Irish/Australian environmental history.
Holmes, K., Martin, S. K. and Mirmohamadi, K. (2008) Reading the Garden: the Settlement of Australia. Carlton: Melbourne University Publishing.
Holmes, K. (2006) ‘Planting Hope with Potatoes': gardens, memory and place making, In: Lake, M. (eds.), Memory Monuments and Memorials. Carlton, Melbourne University Publishing.
Holmes, K. (2005) Gardening at the 'Edge': Judith Wright's desert garden, Mongarlowe, New South Wales, Australian Humanities Review, 36 (June '05). Available online here.
Holmes, K., Martin, S. K. and Mirmohamadi, K. (eds.) (2004) Green Pens: a collection of garden writing. Carlton: Melbourne University Publishing.
Holmes, K. (2003) "In spite of it all, the garden still stands": gardens, landscape and cultural history, In: Hsu-Ming, T. and White, R. (eds.), Cultural History in Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.
Holmes, K. (2001) “I have built up a little garden”: the vernacular garden, national identity and a sense of place, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, 21 (2), 115-121.
Holmes, K. (1995) Spaces in Her Day: Australian Women's Diaries of the 1920s and 1930s. Nth Sydney: Allen and Unwin.