Associate Professor Geoff Ginn

Associate Professor

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

Overview

Geoff teaches British history, urban history, historigraphy and public history in the School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry. His biography of the English mystic, antiquarian, Freemason and museums pioneer J.S.M. Ward appeared as Archangels & Archaeology: JSM Ward's Kingdom of the Wise in 2012, followed by Culture, Philanthopy and the Poor in Late-Victorian London (Routledge, 2017, paperback edition 2019). His current projects include an ARC Linkage project (2019-2022) to develop a Queensland Atlas of Religon, as well as a book project on the intimate politics of social liberalism in Britain, 1880-1920. Since 2005 he has served on the Board of the State Library of Queensland (to 2008) and the Queensland Museum (2008-2013, 2017-2023), and as a judge in the Queensland Literary Awards.

Research Interests

  • Queensland Atlas of Religion
    Aspects of religious diversity and community experience in Queensland, historically and in the present.

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 consultancies and contracts as a professional historian. He was a Chief Investigator on the innovative ARC Linkage project to develop the Queensland Historical Atlas (2007-2010), and is presently first CI on another ARC Linkage project to develop a Queensland Atlas of Religion (to be completed 2023-24, in partnership with the State Library of Queensland). In 2015-2018 he led a UQ colaboration to secure Queensland Anzac Centenary funding to develop and produce The Blood Votes, an original play by Michael Futcher dramatising the Queensland conscription debates of 1916-17. This was staged by the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble in November 2018, accompanied by a website of teaching materials and original sources developed in collaboration with the Queensland History Teachers Association. (https://hpi.uq.edu.au/australian-conscription-debate)

Qualifications

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

Publications

  • Aird, Michael, Gorringe, Shawnee, Andrews, Ian, Griffiths, Tom, Fairbairn, Andrew, Habgood, Phillip, Franklin, Natalie, Hough, Tracey, Ginn, Geoff, Hiscock, Peter, Gorringe, Joshua, Kerkhove, Ray, Martin, Richard, Keenan-Jones, Duncan, Silcock, Jen, Lowe, Kelsey M., Westaway, Michael C., Louys, Julien, Willcock, Jane, Manne, Tiina, Williams, Doug, Mapar, Mandana and Wright, Nathan (2022). Kirrenderri, heart of the Channel Country: a University of Queensland Anthropology Museum touring exhibition. Brisbane, QLD Australia: UQ Anthropology Museum.

  • Martin, Richard and Ginn, Geoff (2022). 'We are all still here': anthropological perspectives on cultural change. Kirrenderri: heart of the Channel Country. (pp. 39-42) edited by Michael C. Westaway, Mandana Mapar, Tracey Hough, Shawnee Gorringe and Geoff Ginn. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Anthropology Museum.

  • Ginn, Geoffrey A. C. (2017). Culture, philanthropy and the poor in late-Victorian London. London: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315184999

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Martin, Richard and Ginn, Geoff (2022). 'We are all still here': anthropological perspectives on cultural change. Kirrenderri: heart of the Channel Country. (pp. 39-42) edited by Michael C. Westaway, Mandana Mapar, Tracey Hough, Shawnee Gorringe and Geoff Ginn. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Anthropology Museum.

  • Ginn, Geoffrey A. C. (2021). University extension and the settlement idea. The settlement house movement revisited: a transnational history. (pp. 91-107) edited by John Gal, Stefan Köngeter and Sarah Vicary. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

  • Ginn, Geoffrey A. C. (2019). Altruism and the Monks of Thelema: Ideals and Realities. Walter Besant: the business of literature and the pleasures of reform. (pp. 151-170) edited by Kevin A. Morrison. Liverpool, United Kingdom: Liverpool University Press. doi: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620351.003.0009

  • Ginn, Geoffrey A. C. (2019). Staging history in Brisbane's Anzac centenary. The Great War: aftermath and commemoration. (pp. 179-192) edited by Carolyn Holbrook and Keir Reeves. Sydney, Australia: UNSW Press.

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

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

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

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

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

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision