Sherratt, Assoc. Prof. Tim
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
- 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
- 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. <http://rkroundtable.org/2014/06/30/contexts-connections-access-the-glorious-possibilities-of-getting-it-all-wrong/>
- Tim Sherratt (2011), 'It's all about the stuff: Collections, interfaces, power and people', Journal of Digital Humanities, vol. 1, no. 1. <http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-1/its-all-about-the-stuff-by-tim-sherratt/>
- 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
- Tim Sherratt (2015), 'Myths, mega-projects and making', keynote address to EuropeanaTech 2015, Paris, France, 13 February 2015. <http://discontents.com.au/myths-mega-projects-and-making/>
- Tim Sherratt (2014), 'Life on the outside: Collections, contexts and the wild, wild, web', keynote address to the Japanese Association for the Digital Humanities Annual Conference, Tsukuba, Japan, 20 September 2014. <http://discontents.com.au/life-on-the-outside/>
- Tim Sherratt (2013), '"A map and some pins": Open data and unlimited horizons', keynote address to the Digisam conference on Open Heritage Data in the Nordic Region, Malmö, Sweden, 25 April 2013. <http://discontents.com.au/a-map-and-some-pins-open-data-and-unlimited- horizons/>
- Tim Sherratt (2013), 'Exposing the archives of White Australia', invited presentation in the UK Institute of Historical Research's Digital History Seminar series, 26 February 2013. <http://discontents.com.au/exposing-the-archives-of-white-australia/>
- Tim Sherratt (2012), 'Archives of emotion', invited presentation to the Rethinking Archival Methods workshop, Sydney, 29 November 2012. <http://discontents.com.au/archives-of-emotion/>
- Tim Sherratt (2012), 'Mining for meanings', Harold White Fellowship public lecture, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 8 May 2012. <http://discontents.com.au/mining-for-meanings>
- Tim Sherratt (2011), 'Every story has a beginning', keynote presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers Annual Conference, Melbourne, 14 September 2011. <http://discontents.com.au/every-story-has-a-beginning>
- Harold White Fellow, National Library of Australia, 2012
- Director's Fellow, National Museum of Australia, 2011