Dr Nicole Sully

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

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 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.

Memberships

  • Member, College Art Association
  • Past Member, Society of Architectural Historians
  • Member, Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand
  • Editorial Board, Fabrications: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (2020-26)

Research Interests

  • Modern Architecture
  • Memorials
  • Space Architecture
  • Architecture and Memory
  • Art History

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

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Sully, Nicole, Taylor, William and O'Halloran, Sean (2018). Science facts and space fictions: Making room for the frontiersman, soldier, and scientist in the space Laboratory. Laboratory Lifestyles: The Construction of Scientific Fictions. (pp. 195-217) edited by Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Chris L. Smith and Russell Hughes. Cambridge, MA, United States: MIT Press.

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

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

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

  • Leach, Andrew, Moulis, Antony and Sully, Nicole (2008). Introduction. Shifting views: Selected essays on the architectural history of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. ix-xvii) edited by Andrew Leach, Antony Moulis and Nicole Sully. 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. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July 2016. Melbourne, Australia: SAHANZ.

  • Sully, Nicole (2015). 'Washington Monument Syndrome': the monument as political hostage in the United States of America. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 7-10 July 2015. Sydney, NSW, Australia: SAHANZ.

  • Sully, Nicole (2012). Politeness and perambulation: the etiquette of the street in 19th century advice manuals. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Launceston, Tas., Australia, 5 - 8 July 2012. Launceston, Tas., Australia: Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Sully, Nicole (2011). Dark rooms and no-places: Architecture and the language of the mind. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 7-10 July 2011. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ).

  • Sully, Nicole (2009). A candle, a fountain and a cabbage-patch: Theories of memorialisation and the commemoration of Diana, Princess of Wales. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 2-5 July 2009. Auckland, New Zealand: Society of Architectural Historians.

  • Sully, Nicole (2008). Borrowing memory lane: Memory and the metaphor of the small town. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Geelong, Australia, 3-6 July 2008. Geelong, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Stickells, Lee and Sully, Nicole (2008). Learning more from Las Vegas. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Geelong, Australia, 3-6 July, 2008. Geelong, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Sully, Nicole (2007). Fugue and the fugitive: Notes on an urban pathology. XXIVth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, South Australia, 21-23 September 2007. Adelaide, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand.

  • Sully, Nicole (2006). Misremembering architecture: Contesting and constructing memory in architectural discourse. Contested Terrains : XXIII Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Fremantle, Western Australia, 29 September -2 October 2006. Fremantle, Western Australia: Soc of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand.

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

  • Sully, Nicole (2005). Celebration, subterfuge and exclusion: The Potemkin Village and its legacy. The 22nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, 24-27 September 2005. Napier, New Zealand: Society of Architectural Historians Australia & New Zealand.

  • Sully, Nicole (2004). An everyday nostalgia: Memory and the fictions of belonging. Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) Annual Conference, Perth, Australia, 6-9 December 2004. Perth, Australia: Cultural Studies Association of Australasia.

  • Sully, Nicole (2004). On the threshold of forgetting: Amnesiac identities and the Brazilian capital. 21st Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, 26-29 September, 2004. Melbourne, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand.

  • Sully, Nicole (2003). Cultural trespassers: Place, identity and the disease of nostalgia. 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. Additions to architectural history: XIXth conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 October 2002. Brisbane, Australia: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision