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Biography

Dr. Mark Hearn is a senior lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University. His research focuses on the history of ideas and governance in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Australia. In 2006 he was awarded the C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship from the State Library of New South Wales to research the fin de siècle imagination in Australia, 1890-1914. In 2014-2015 he was an Australian Prime Minister’s Centre fellow, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House Canberra, for the project, ‘We are a free people’: Alfred Deakin and the mobilization of Australian democracy, 1901-1911.’ In 2018 he was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Philosophical Studies in History, University of Oulu, Finland, researching the historical periodization of the fin de siècle.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

External positions

Visiting Scholar, Centre for Philosophical Studies of History, University of Oulu

Sep 20182018

Researcher, International Network for Theory of History

2017 → …

Australian Prime Minister’s Centre fellow, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House Canberra

20142015

Editorial Board, Labour History

2002 → …

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labor Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
federation Social Sciences
working class Social Sciences
modernity Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
citizenship Social Sciences
historian Social Sciences

Projects 2009 2018

Research Outputs 1999 2019

Managing "self-preservation": Charles Pearson's National Life and Character and the early Australian Commonwealth

Hearn, M. & Tregenza, I., Mar 2019, In : Australian Journal of Politics and History. 65, 1, p. 17-32 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

federation
industrial revolution
technological progress
social cohesion
architect

"Originally French but afterwards cosmopolitan": Australians interpret the fin de siècle

Hearn, M., 2019, In : Journal of Australian Studies. 43, 3, p. 365-380 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

metaphor
narrative
key technology
technical innovation
gender role

Contesting 'the Ballarat cry': interpreting the unstable narrative of trade and race in the 1903 federal election

Hearn, M., 2018, In : History Australia. 15, 4, p. 693-710 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Elections
Ballarat
Nation-building
Federation
Innovation

Fashioning the fin de siècle: the figurative construction of historical periodization

Hearn, M., 25 Sep 2018, Centre for Philosophical Studies in History, University of Oulu.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteWebsite contributionResearch

Open Access

"Industrial defence against the whole world": Deakinite new protection as narrative of global modernity

Hearn, M., 3 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Australian Studies. 42, 3, p. 343-356 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

modernity
state formation
narrative
business enterprise
social reform

Activities 2014 2018

  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Membership of network
  • 1 Oral presentation

Dissolving into history? Historicizing Modern Nation Building

Mark Hearn (Speaker)
20 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Centre for Philosophical Studies of History, University of Oulu

Mark Hearn (Visiting researcher)
1 Sep 201830 Sep 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

International Network for Theory of History (External organisation)

Mark Hearn (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Museum of Australian Democracy

Mark Hearn (Visiting researcher)
20142015

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution