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Projects & Work

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HistoryAtWork has spent over twenty years working with communities, places and collections.

Please explore our projects below to read about this work.

Our methodologies include oral, digital and interpretive history, assessment of significance and preservation needs, auditing and curating collections, online or physical exhibitions, editing, transcription and digitising, memoir, life story and biography. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about any of these methodologies.

Our clients include individuals, families, professional organisations, community groups, local government, and institutions. Call us or send an email if you would like a client list.

We can provide referees for any projects or roles you read about below, and samples of our work. If our work is online you can see it now by visiting the History for you page.

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Encyclopedia of Melbourne

Great cities deserve great encyclopedias. A city is known by its past, its characteristic virtues and troubles, and its ways of life. ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ symbolises the achievements of Australian urbanisation and suburbanisation. The Encyclopedia of Melbourne reflects and encompasses the city’s historical position as one of the world’s pre-eminent nineteenth-century metropolises, and as one of the twenty-first century’s most liveable cities.

Alphabetical entries written by established historians and writers, including History@Work, range from short factual summaries about places, institutions and events, through to extended survey articles on key topics. Although Australia has long ranked amongst the world’s most urbanised countries, no comparable reference work exists on any Australian metropolis.

History@Work contributed five entries (Fairlea Prison, Mercy Private Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Queen Victoria Medical Centre, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre) and you can read these at http://www.emelbourne.net.au


Cambridge University Press 2005

Emma Russell