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Sherratt, Assoc. Prof. Tim

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Associate Professor, Digital Heritage
Faculty of Arts & Design

Bldg, Floor & Room: 7, C24a (Thursday & Friday)
Telephone: (02) 6201 2591


Tim Sherratt is a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. He joined the University of Canberra in 2015 as Associate Professor of Digital Heritage, and combines academic life with a role in the Trove management team at the National Library of Australia. He has been creating online resources relating to libraries, archives, museums and history since 1993, including Bright Sparcs, Mapping our Anzacs, QueryPic, and The Real Face of White Australia. He is a member of the THATCamp Council, an organiser of THATCamp Canberra, and a member of the committee of the Australasian Association for the Digital Humanities.

Areas of Teaching

  • Digital heritage

Research Interests

  • Using digital tools to expose alternative voices and experiences from within the cultural record.
  • Exploring how digitisation projects change our relationship with the past.
  • Developing new forms of online publication that integrate historical writing and cultural collections.
  • PhD (History), Australian National University, 2005
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1985

Selected publications

  • Tim Sherratt (2015), 'Asking better questions: History, Trove and the risks that count', in Phillipa McGuinness (ed.), CopyFight, NewSouth Publishing.
  • Tim Sherratt (2014), 'Contexts, connections, access: The glorious possibilities of getting it all wrong', Archives and Manuscripts, vol. 42, no. 2, 2014, pp. 209–10. <>
  • Tim Sherratt (2011), 'It's all about the stuff: Collections, interfaces, power and people', Journal of Digital Humanities, vol. 1, no. 1. <>
  • Tim Sherratt (2011), 'Bringing life to records: "Mapping Our Anzacs" at the National Archives of Australia', in Kate Theimer (ed.), A Different Kind of Web: New Connections Between Archives and Our Users with Web 2.0, Society of American Archivists, pp. 128–138.
  • Tim Sherratt (2007), Inigo Jones: The Weather Prophet, Metarch Papers, no. 16, Bureau of Meteorology, 2007.
  • Tim Sherratt, Tom Griffiths and Libby Robin (eds) (2005), A Change in the Weather: Climate and Culture in Australia, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra.

Selected invited presentations

  • Harold White Fellow, National Library of Australia, 2012
  • Director's Fellow, National Museum of Australia, 2011