Nicholas Herriot

Nicholas Herriot

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Historical and Classical Studies. My dissertation researches links between the labour and environmental movements in Australia since 1975. My history honours thesis, for which I was awarded both the Lynda Tapp Prize and the Tinline Scholarship, combined oral history and archival research to document student radicalism at Flinders University during the ‘long 1960s’. I work broadly in the field of Australian history, with a particular interest in labour and environmental history, social movements, political radicalism and oral history.

In 2023, I participated in a collaborative research project on working-class environmentalism in Scotland, based at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. This research illuminated how working people and their communities have been impacted by and responded to environmental injustice.

In 2024, I am guest editing, with Associate Professor Paul Sendziuk, a special issue of 'Studies in Oral History' exploring histories of working lives, workplaces and work. I am also undertaking research on the evolution of trade union attitudes towards uranium mining in Australia.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Research Fellow University of Strathclyde
    2022 - ongoing Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award The Lynda Tapp Prize in Honours History The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2021 Award The Tinline Scholarship in History The University of Adelaide Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2022 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2021 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts
    2019 - 2019 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom Bachelor of Arts (Exchange)
    2018 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Herriot, N., & Sendziuk, P. (2023). "The Best Way to Help Vietnam is to Make Revolution in Your Own Country": Student Radicalism at Flinders University in the Long 1960s. Labour History, 124(1), 163-189.
    2023 Herriot, N., & Sendziuk, P. (2023). Becoming Activists: 1960s Student Radicalism at Flinders University. Radical Currents, Labour Histories, (3), 23-25.
    2023 Herriot, N. (2023). The ‘People’s Registry’ and the Long Afterlife of Student Radicalism. Studies in Oral History, (45), 27-50.
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2023 - ongoing Member Australian Historical Association Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Labour History Society of South Australia Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing 'Stories from the Archives, from Foundation to Federation', South Australia's History Festival Public Community Engagement State Records of South Australia, Barr Smith Library and History Trust of South Australia -
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2024 - ongoing Consulting Editor Studies in Oral History Oral History Australia Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing 'The environmentalists need your support, and it’s time you were turning out!’: An exploration of labour-environmentalism in Scotland, c. 1975-2020 Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities Global Connects Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities United Kingdom
    2023 - ongoing The history of Scottish working-class environmentalism Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities United Kingdom
    2021 - ongoing ‘The Best Way to Help Vietnam is to Make Revolution in your own Country’: South Australian Student Radicalism in the Long 1960s Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research Australian National University Australia

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