Dr Nicole Sully

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
n.sully@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53785

Overview

Nicole Sully is a senior lecturer in the History and Theory of Architecture, and Architectural Design at the University of Queensland, and is a member of the ATCH research group. She undertook undergraduate degrees in both Fine Arts and Architecture at the University of Western Australia, and in 2005 was awarded a doctorate for her thesis titled: Architecture and Memory: A Philosophical and Historical Inquiry. She has taught at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University of Technology, in addition to working in architectural practices in Western Australia.

Nicole’s research focuses on the interdisciplinary relationship of architecture and memory; pathologies of place; heritage; modern architecture and more broadly the history of Australian art and architecture. Her work has been published in The Architect, Fabrications, ARQ: Architectural Research Quarterly, and Gillian Pye (ed), Trash Culture: Objects and Obsolescence in Cultural Perspective (with Lee Stickells). In collaboration with Andrew Leach and Antony Moulis, she co-edited Shifting Views: Selected Essays on the Architectural History of Australia and New Zealand, published by the University of Queensland Press in 2008. Most recently, in collaboration with Philip Goldswain and William M. Taylor, she has co-edited Out of Place (Gwalia): Occasional Essays on Australian Regional Communities and Built Environments in Transition, published by the University of Western Australia Press in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Architecture and Memory

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design, The University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Architecture (with Honours), The University of Western Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia

Publications

  • Sully, Nicole (2016). Greetings from the planet of earth: accounts of architecture for an interstellar audience on the Voyager Golden Record. In: AnnMarie Brennan and Philip Goad, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 33, Gold. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (658-668). 6-9 July 2016.

  • Sully, Nicole (2015). 'Washington Monument Syndrome': the monument as political hostage in the United States of America. In: Paul Hogben and Judith O’Callaghan, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (663-674). 7-10 July 2015.

  • Sully, Nicole (2014). On the edge of beyond: Mining and painting the Australian landscape. In Philip Goldswain, Nicole Sully and William M. Taylor (Ed.), Out of Place (Gwalia): Occasional essays on Australian regional communities and built environments in transition (pp. 185-229) Crawley, Western Australia: University of Western Australia Press.

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Sully, Nicole (2014). On the edge of beyond: Mining and painting the Australian landscape. In Philip Goldswain, Nicole Sully and William M. Taylor (Ed.), Out of Place (Gwalia): Occasional essays on Australian regional communities and built environments in transition (pp. 185-229) Crawley, Western Australia: University of Western Australia Press.

  • Stickells, Lee and Sully, Nicole (2010). Haunting the boneyard. In Gillian Pye and Simone Schroth (Ed.), Trash culture: Objects and Obsolescence in Cultural Perspective (pp. 59-75) Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

  • Sully, Nicole (2009). Travelling within memory: Vicarious travel and imagined voyages. In Jaynie Anderson (Ed.), Crossing cultures: Conflict, migration and convergence: The proceedings of the 32nd International Congress of the History of Art (pp. 541-544) Carlton, Vic: Miegunyah Press.

  • Leach, Andrew, Moulis, Antony and Sully, Nicole (2008). Introduction. In Andrew Leach, Antony Moulis and Nicole Sully (Ed.), Shifting views: Selected essays on the architectural history of Australia and New Zealand (pp. ix-xvii) St Lucia, Qld., Australia: The University Of Queensland Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Sully, Nicole (2016). Greetings from the planet of earth: accounts of architecture for an interstellar audience on the Voyager Golden Record. In: AnnMarie Brennan and Philip Goad, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 33, Gold. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (658-668). 6-9 July 2016.

  • Sully, Nicole (2015). 'Washington Monument Syndrome': the monument as political hostage in the United States of America. In: Paul Hogben and Judith O’Callaghan, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (663-674). 7-10 July 2015.

  • Sully, Nicole (2012). Politeness and perambulation: the etiquette of the street in 19th century advice manuals. In: Stuart King, Anuradha Chatterjee and Stephen Loo, Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage: The 29th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Launceston, Tas., Australia, (1065-1079). 5 - 8 July 2012.

  • Sully, Nicole (2011). Dark rooms and no-places: Architecture and the language of the mind. In: Antony Moulis and Deborah van der Plaat, Audience: The 28th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1-11). 7-10 July 2011.

  • Sully, Nicole (2009). A candle, a fountain and a cabbage-patch: Theories of memorialisation and the commemoration of Diana, Princess of Wales. In: Julia Gatley, Cultural Crossroads: The 26th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, (1-16). 2-5 July 2009.

  • Sully, Nicole (2008). Borrowing memory lane: Memory and the metaphor of the small town. In: David Beynon and Ursula de Jong, History in Practice: The 25th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Geelong, Australia, (1-16). 3-6 July 2008.

  • Stickells, Lee and Sully, Nicole (2008). Learning more from Las Vegas. In: David Beynon and Ursula de Jong, History in Practice: The 25th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Geelong, Australia, (1-14). 3-6 July, 2008.

  • Sully, Nicole (2007). Fugue and the fugitive: Notes on an urban pathology. In: Steven Loo and Katharine Bartsch, Panorama to Paradise : Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory. XXIVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, South Australia, (1-12). 21-23 September 2007.

  • Sully, Nicole (2006). Misremembering architecture: Contesting and constructing memory in architectural discourse. In: McMinn, Terrance, Stephens, John and Basson, Steve, Contested Terrains : XXIIl Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. Contested Terrains : XXIII Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Fremantle, Western Australia, (511-518). 29 September -2 October 2006.

  • Stickells, Lee and Sully, Nicole (2005). "There is no village": Problems of heritage and remembering in Perth. In: Andrew Leach and Gill Matthewson, Celebration: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. The 22nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, (347-352). 24-27 September 2005.

  • Sully, Nicole (2005). Celebration, subterfuge and exclusion: The Potemkin Village and its legacy. In: Andrew Leach and Gill Matthewson, Celebration: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. The 22nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, (353-358). 24-27 September 2005.

  • Sully, Nicole (2004). An everyday nostalgia: Memory and the fictions of belonging. In: Mark Gibson, Debbie Rodan, Felicity Newman, Ron Blaber, Wendy Parkins, Geoffrey Craig and Christina Gordon, Everyday Transformations. Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Annual Conference, Perth, Australia, (1-20). 6-9 December 2004.

  • Sully, Nicole (2004). On the threshold of forgetting: Amnesiac identities and the Brazilian capital. In: Harriet Edquist and Hélène Frichot, Limits: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference SAHANZ. 21st Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (448-454). 26-29 September, 2004.

  • Sully, Nicole (2003). Cultural trespassers: Place, identity and the disease of nostalgia. In: M. Abreu, Historical Dimensions of the Relationship Between Space and Culture: Proceedings of the IGU Commission on the Cultural Approach in Geography Conference. IGU Commission on the Cultural Approach in Geography, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (). 10-12 June 2003.

  • Sully, Nicole (2002). The privileged place of home: Place, memory and the disease of nostalgia. In: Additions to architectural history : nineteenth annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia. Additions to architectural history: XIXth conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia, (60-60). 4-7 October 2002.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision