Dr Geoff Ginn

Senior Lecturer

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
g.ginn@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56407

Overview

Geoff teaches British history, urban history and heritage studies in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics. His biography of the English mystic, antiquarian, Freemason and museums pioneer J.S.M. Ward appeared in 2012. His current projects examine imperial cities in a broad historical perspective, the historical archaeology of Brisbane, and Broad Church Anglican social activism in late-Victorian London. Since 2005 he has served on the Board of the State Library of Queensland (to 2008) and the Queensland Museum (2008-2013), and as a judge in the Queensland Literary Awards.

Research Impacts

Geoff's research spans the academic, public history and museum sectors. In addition to scholarly research in British history, urban history and heritage studies, he has undertaken a number of professional and consulting contracts as a professional historian. He was a Chief Investigator on the innovative ARC-Linkage project to develop the Queensland Historical Atlas (2007-2010). Since 2002 he has been Executive Director of Histori|co, a commercial consulting firm registered as a trading name by UniQuest Pty. Ltd, UQ's main commericalisation company.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • BA (hons), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Ginn, Geoffrey A. C. Culture, philanthropy and the poor in Late-Victorian London. London: Routledge, 2017.

  • Ginn, Geoffrey A. C. (2016) Distant Strangers: How Britain Became Modern. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62 1: 160-161. doi:10.1111/ajph.12234

  • Ginn, Geoffrey and Spearritt, Peter (2016). Cities, imperial. In John M. MacKenzie, Nigel Dalziel, Nicholas Doumanis and Michael W. Charney (Ed.), The encyclopedia of empire (pp. 1-14) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118455074

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Ginn, Geoffrey and Spearritt, Peter (2016). Cities, imperial. In John M. MacKenzie, Nigel Dalziel, Nicholas Doumanis and Michael W. Charney (Ed.), The encyclopedia of empire (pp. 1-14) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118455074

  • Ginn, Geoff (2010). Bell Family papers. In Roslyn Follett (Ed.), Found in Fryer : Stories from the Fryer Library Collection (pp. 52-53) St Lucia, Qld. Australia: University of Queensland Library.

  • Ginn, Geoff, Pratt, Rod and Rough, Brian (2010). Defending colonial Queensland. In Geoff Ginn, Hilary Davies and Brian Rough (Ed.), 'A most promising corps': Citizen soldiers in colonial Queensland (pp. 3-15) Brisbane, Australia: Colonial Forces Study Group.

  • Ginn, G. A. C. (2007). South Bank and the Queensland Cultural Centre: Constructing a Visual History. In Liddy, P., Morrell, T. and Ginn, G. A. C. (Ed.), New Ground: Construction Photographs by Peter Liddy (pp. 19-26) Brisbane, Australia: Peter Liddy.

  • Ginn, Geoff and Hallam, Greg (2003). Motive Power: Animating history at the North Ipswich Railway Workshops. In Peter Liddy (Ed.), Industrial Cycle: photographs of the North Ipswich Railway Workshops Brisbane (pp. 19-25) Annerley, Qld: CDE Communications.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ginn, Geoffrey A.C. (2013). Spectacles remembered: the retrospective vocabularies of a Victorian childhood. In: Jessica Gildersleeve, Victorian Vocabularies: Refereed Proceedings of the 2012 Australasian Victorian Studies Association Conference. AVSA 2012: Australasian Victorian Studies Association Conference, Nathan, QLD, Australia, (). 11-14 April, 2012.

  • Ginn, Geoffrey A. C. (2012). Encounters with the past: an antiquarian and the British World, 1890-1916. In: Marcus K. Harmes, Lindsay Henderson, Barbara Harmes and Amy Antonio, The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture: Proceedings of the Conference. The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, (27-38). 2-5 July 2012.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision