Jennifer Clark

Professor Jennifer Clark

Head of School - Humanities

Arts Faculty Office

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Jennifer Clark is an historian of American and Australian cultural history, interested in American history of the Early National Period, particularly the rise of national identity and the Anglo-American relationship. Her work on Australian history focuses on the 1950s and 1960s including topics related to race, science education and automotive history including memorial culture. She also works on History pedagogy.

Her most recent work explores four areas: the History of the Council for Aboriginal Rights, a Victorian organisation established in 1951; memorial culture and the motoring life; the social history of Holden; and History pedagogy especially related to the application of discipline standards and teaching for social justice.

Inquiries are welcome from Masters and PhD candidates interested in: Australian History of the post-war period; Memorial culture; Automotive History; History pedagogy; Anglo-American transnational history.

My current projects include:

  • People, Places and Promises: Social Histories of Holden in Australia.

This project involves taking 100 oral histories of workers at the Holden factories in South Australia and Victoria. Funded by an ARC Linkage Grant, with Holden, the National Library and the National Motor Museum as partners, the project will construct social histories of the Holden working experience.
 

  • Yours faithfully: Letter writing and the first ten years of the Council for Aboriginal Rights.

This project examines the first ten years of the Council for Aboriginal Rights through a close analysis of correspondence written while Shirley Andrews was the Honorary Secretary between 1951 and 1961.The project examines the correspondence as much for what it says about epistolary practices as for the information about CAR that it contains. As a result, this history offers new insights into the organisation while at the same time exploring how letter-writing dictated the rhythm and the results of Australia’s first nationally focused organisation to promote civil rights for Aborigines.
 

  • Just History

This research examines how History pedagogy in Universities includes a social justice agenda. An edited collection of essays will give voice to a number of historians who teach with social justice in mind. The essays will contextualise their approach within the parameters of their own experience and their discipline specialty.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Head, School of Humanities University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Support University of New England
    2013 - 2015 Professor of History University of New England
    2009 - 2014 Academic Director University of New England
    1991 - 1991 Lecturer Flinders University
    1986 - 2008 Lecturer University of New England
    1985 - 1985 Tutor University of Sydney
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2015 Fellowship Redmond Barry Fellowship (University of Melbourne and State Library of Victoria)
    2006 Award Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching, Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning [Sustained commitment to achieving the highest quality student learning in Modern History by consciously teaching critical thinking skills in innovative and creative ways]
    2004 Teaching Award Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Sydney Australia BA (Hons)
    University of Sydney Australia Dip Ed
    University of Sydney Australia PhD
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Clark, J. (2020). Babel of the Atlantic. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY, 107(2), 460.
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    2017 Thomas, T., Wallace, J., Allen, P., Clark, J., Jones, A., Lawrence, J., . . . Sheridan Burns, L. (2017). Strategies for leading academics to rethink humanities and social sciences curricula in the context of discipline standards. International Journal for Academic Development, 22(2), 120-133.
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    2017 Clark, J. (2017). In the shadow of Sputnik: a transnational approach to Menzies support for science education in Australia, 1957-1964. PAEDAGOGICA HISTORICA, 53(5), 623-639.
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    2017 Clark, J., & Nye, A. (2017). ‘Surprise Me!’ The (im)possibilities of agency and creativity within the standards framework of history education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49(6), 656-668.
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    2017 Thomas, T., Rechter, S., Wallace, J., Allen, P., Clark, J., Cole, B., . . . Lawrence, J. (2017). Designing First-year Sociology Curricula and Practice. Asian Social Science, 13(4), 1-13.
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    2016 Clark, J. (2016). Recovery, repositioning, and revision: new writing on Transatlantic literature. Early American Literature, 51(2), 447-460.
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    2016 Nye, A., & Clark, J. (2016). "Being and becoming" a researcher: building a reflective environment to create a transformative learning experience for undergraduate students. Journal of Transformative Education, 14(4), 377-391.
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    2016 Nye, A., Clark, J., Bidwell, P., Deschamps, B., Frickman, L., & Green, J. (2016). Writing the (researcher) self: reflective practice and undergraduate research. Reflective Practice, 17(3), 257-269.
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    2015 Clark, J., Gurney, L., Lawrence, S., Leece, R., Malouff, J., Masters, Y., . . . Wilkes, J. (2015). Embedding an institution-wide capacity building opportunity around transition pedagogy: First Year Teaching and Learning Network Coordinators. The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 6(1), 107-119.
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    2015 Brawley, S., Clark, J., Dixon, C., Ford, L., Nielsen, E., Ross, S., & Upton, S. (2015). History on trial: evaluating learning outcomes through audit and accreditation in a national standards environment. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 3(2), 89-105.
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    2015 Clark, J. (2015). Taking the lead in science education reform in NSW, 1957-1964: Wyndham, Messel, Robson and Menzies’. History of Education Review, 44(2), 236-252.
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    2013 Clark, J. (2013). Peopling the public history of motoring: men, machines, and museums. Curator: The Museum Journal, 56(2), 279-287.
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    2013 Brawley, S., Clark, J., Dixon, C., Ford, L., Ross, S., Upton, S., & Nielsen, E. (2013). Learning outcomes assessment and history: TEQSA, the After Standards Project and the QA/QI challenge in Australia. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 12(1), 20-35.
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    2011 Brawley, S., Clark, J., Dixon, C., Ford, L., Grolman, L., Ross, S., & Upton, S. (2011). Applying standards to tertiary-level history: policy, challenges and the after standards project. History Australia, 8(3), 177-194.
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    2010 Clark, J. (2010). The 'rough and tumble': Displaying complexity in the motor museum. Museum Management and Curatorship, 25(2), 219-234.
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    2008 Clark, J. (2008). Powerpoint and Pedagogy: Maintaining Student Interest in University Lectures. College Teaching, 56(1), 39-44.
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    2008 Clark, J. (2008). Challenging motoring functionalism Roadside memorials, heritage and history in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Transport History, 29(1), 23-43.
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    2007 Clark, J. (2007). This special shell: The church building and the embodiment of memory. Journal of Religious History, 31(1), 59-77.
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    2006 Clark, J., & Franzmann, M. (2006). Authority from grief, presence and place in the making of roadside memorials. Death Studies, 30(6), 579-599.
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    2004 Clark, J., & Cheshire, A. (2004). Rip by the Roadside: A Comparative Study of Roadside Memorials in New South Wales, Australia, and Texas, United States. Omega (United States), 48(3), 203-222.
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    1996 Clark, J. (1996). The impact of church closure on Australian popular culture. Journal of Popular Culture, 30(1), 147-162.
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    1994 CLARK, J. (1994). ‘Church of Our Fathers’: The Development of the Protestant Episcopal Church Within the Changing Post‐Revolutionary Anglo‐American Relationship. Journal of Religious History, 18(1), 27-51.
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    1994 Clark, J. (1994). The war of 1812: American Nationalism and Rhetorical images of Britain. War and Society, 12(1), 1-26.
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    Clark, J. (n.d.). The Problematic Church Building: History, Authority and the Liturgy of Church Closure in Australia, 1973-1998. Australian Religion Studies Review, 23(1).
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2021 Nye, A., & Clark, J. (2021). Teaching History for the Contemporary World Tensions, Challenges and Classroom Experiences in Higher Education. Springer.
    2019 Stiefel, B. L., & Clark, J. (2019). The Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation. Routledge.
    2018 Clark, J., & Nye, A. (2018). Teaching the discipline of history in an age of standards. Springer Singapore.
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    2013 Clark, J. (2013). The American Idea of England, 1776-1840: Transatlantic Writing. Abingdon, Oxon: Ashgate Publishing.
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    2008 Clark, J. (2008). Aborigines & Activism Race, Aborigines & the Coming of the Sixties to Australia. Pearson Deutschland GmbH.
    2007 Roadside Memorials A Multidisciplinary Approach (2007). .
    1999 Clark, J. (1999). Safe and Mobile Introductory Studies in Traffic Safety.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Clark, J., & Nye, A. (2021). Teaching History for the Contemporary world: an Introduction. In A. Nye, & J. Clark (Eds.), Teaching History for the Contemporary World Tensions, Challenges and Classroom Experiences in Higher Education (pp. 1-18). Springer Nature.
    2021 Nye, A., & Clark, J. (2021). Positioning: Making Use of Post-qualitative Research Practices. In A. Nye, & J. Clark (Eds.), Teaching History for the Contemporary World (pp. 117-136).
    2021 Nye, A., & Clark, J. (2021). In and Beyond the Now: a Postscript. In A. Nye, & J. Clark (Eds.), Teaching History for the Contemporary World.
    2020 Stiefel, B., & Clark, J. (2020). Driven Heritage: Introduction. In B. Stiefel, & J. Clark (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation.
    2020 Stiefel, B., & Clark, J. (2020). Driven Heritage: Introduction. In B. Stiefel, & J. Clark (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation.
    2020 Clark, J. (2020). A shared heritage of modernity: telling inclusive motoring stories in the National Motor Museum of Australia. In B. Stiefel, & J. Clark (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation (pp. 191-202).
    2020 Clark, J. (2020). A shared heritage of modernity: telling inclusive motoring stories in the National Motor Museum of Australia. In B. Stiefel, & J. Clark (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation (pp. 191-202).
    2020 Stiefel, B., & Clark, J. (2020). Heritage Driven: Conclusion. In B. Stiefel, & J. Clark (Eds.), Routledge companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation (pp. 368-373).
    2020 Stiefel, B., & Clark, J. (2020). Heritage Driven: Conclusion. In B. Stiefel, & J. Clark (Eds.), Routledge companion to Automobile Heritage, Culture, and Preservation (pp. 368-373).
    2019 Clark, J. (2019). The Far Left and the Fight for Aboriginal Rights: The formation of the Council for Aboriginal Rights, 1951. In J. Piccini, E. Smith, & M. Worley (Eds.), The Far Left in Australia since 1945 (pp. 99-117). Abingdon: Routledge.
    2018 Clark, J., & Nye,, A. (2018). The Three Contexts of Writing about History Teaching. In J. Clark, & A. Nye (Eds.), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards (pp. 1-19). Singapore: Springer.
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    2018 Clark, J., Jones, A., Thomas, T., Allen, P., Cole, B., Lawrence, J., . . . Wallace, J. (2018). Teaching the History Threshold Learning Outcomes to First-Year Students. In J. Clark, & A. Nye (Eds.), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards (pp. 59-87). Singapore: Springer.
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    2018 Nye, A., & Clark, J. (2018). Leadership: Enabling Leadership in the Teaching and Learning of History in Higher Education. In J. Clark, & A. Nye (Eds.), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards (pp. 185-195). Singapore: Springer.
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    2016 Clark, J. (2016). Travel writing. In J. Straub (Ed.), Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies (pp. 251-265). Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
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    2016 Clark, J. (2016). "Black ribbon of death": A longitudinal study of roadside memorials on the Pacific Highway, Australia. In U. Frederick, & A. Clarke (Eds.), That Was Then, This Is Now: Contemporary Archaeology and Material Cultures in Australia (pp. 62-80). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    2015 Clark, J. (2015). Methodism and the challenge of 'the sixties'. In G. O'Brien, & H. Carey (Eds.), Methodism in Australia: A History (pp. 149-165). United Kingdom: Routledge.
    2012 Clark, J. (2012). Objects of subversion: contested spaces, competing stories and the material culture of motoring. In S. Dudley, A. Barnes, J. Binnie, J. Petrov, & J. Walklate (Eds.), Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories: Essays in Honour of Professor Susan M. Pearce (pp. 221-236). United Kingdom: Routledge.
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  • Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

    Year Citation
    2021 Bolognese, M., Clark, J., & Collins, C. (2021). Holden and Me: Treasures of a Working Life (No. Of Pieces: 31 May to at least 31 December 2021, plus 18 page catalogue) [Exhbition and catalogue]. Birdwood, South Australia: National Motor Museum.
Date Project Number Investigators Funding Body Amount
2018 LP170100860 Jennifer ClarkPaul Sendziuk, Alistair Thomson & Graeme Davison ARC $594,833

 

  • Position: Head of School - Humanities
  • Phone: 83135622
  • Email: j.clark@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4249
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 7
  • Room: 7 21
  • Org Unit: School of Humanities

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