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Dr Linda Young

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Visitor

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Sydney Teachers College, 1979
Master of Arts, University of Sydney, 1984
Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University, 1997

Contact

linda.young@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17130

Research interests

Genres of heritage, currently focusing on the historic house as a species of museum
History of collections and museums, including the 19thC international exhibitions
Visitor studies and evaluation of the effectiveness of heritage presentations
Museology and interpretation of historic sites
Personal and domestic material culture
Material culture theory and methods
Critical review of exhibitions

Teaching interests

Course Director, Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies; AIM 707: Traditional Buildings; AIM 721: The Museum: Context and Issues; AIM 725: Heritage & Museums: Strategy and Marketing; AIM 726: Heritage & Museums: Operational Issues; AIM 727: Exhibitions

Conferences

Intimate spectacles: house museums, heroes and their canons, Contained Memories, Massey University, Wellington NZ, 10.12.10 The Cultural Baggage of Home, Diaspora and Transnational Homes, Histories of Home Network, British Library, 21.5.2010 The ghost of James Cook in Cooks Cottage: Locating History, Australian Historical Association, Melbourne University, 10.7.08 Assessing the significance of documentary heritage, Communities and Memories: UNESCO Memory of the World program, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 22.2.08

Professional activities

Museums Australia (Vic) Annual Museum Awards: Judge, 2008
Museums Australia (Vic) Museum Accreditation Program: Panel member, 2007-11

Awards

Commendation for excellence in teaching, 2009

Projects

Historic houses as a species of museum
Surburban archaeology: the growth of middle class culture in Melbourne (ARC project DP1093001, with Prof Tim Murray, AssProf Susan Lawrence and AssProf Andy May

Publications

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2015

Literature, museums, and national identity; or, why are there so many writers' house museums in Britain?

L Young

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 229-246, Museum history journal, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal
2012

Subversive jewellery : challenges to conservative power from the Victorian goldfields

L Young

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-13, ReCollections, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal
2011

Magic objects/modern objects : Heroes' house museums

L Young

(2011), pp. 143-158, Thing about museums : objects and experience, representation and contestation essays in honour of professor Susan M. Pearce, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter
2010

Gentility : a historical context for the material culture of the table in the 'long 19th century' 1780-1915

L Young

(2010), pp. 133-143, Table settings : the material culture and social context of dining, AD 1700-1900, Oxford, England, B1

chapter
2008

'How like England we can be' : the Australian international exhibitions in the nineteenth century

L Young

(2008), Seize the day : exhibitions, Australia and the world, Clayton, Vic., B1

chapter

The contagious magic of James Cook in Captain-Cook's cottage

L Young

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 123-142, reCollections : journal of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal
2007

Lost houses of the Molonglo Valley : Canberra before the federal capital city

L Young

(2007), Canberra, A.C.T., A1-1

book

Welcome to our house : satisfying visitors to the historic house museum

L Young

(2007), pp. 133-140, Museum marketing : competing in the global marketplace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter

Is there a museum in the house? Historic houses as a species of museum

L Young

(2007), Vol. 22, pp. 59-77, Museum management and curatorship, Guildford, England, C1-1

journal
2006

National Museum of Australia

L Young

(2006), pp. 1-5, South Pacific Museums : experiments in culture, Clayton, Vic., B1

chapter

Villages that never were : the museum village as a heritage genre

L Young

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 321-338, International journal of heritage studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

A house in history, heritage and tourism : shifting times at Blundell's Cottage, Canberra

L Young

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 44-57, Public history review, Broadway, N.S.W., C1

journal
2005

Heritage interpretation is for people : putting visitors at the centre of interpretation planning

L Young

(2005), Vol. 18, pp. 16-19, Historic environment, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal

Improving : art in the service of industry 1880-1940

L Young

(2005), pp. 110-123, Yesterday's tomorrows : the Powerhouse Museum and its precursors, 1880-2005, Haymarket, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2004

Extensive, economical and elegant : the habitus of gentility in early nineteenth century Sydney

L Young

(2004), Vol. 36, pp. 201-220, Australian historical studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2003

Middle-class culture in the nineteenth century

L Young

(2003), New York, N.Y., A1-1

book

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Suburban archaeology: approaching an archaeology of the middle class in 19th century Melbourne

Prof Timothy Murray, Dr Susan Lawrence, A/Prof Andrew May, Dr Sarah Hayes, Dr Linda Young

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2012: $40,854
  • 2011: $61,281
  • 2010: $53,399

Memory, Heritage and Collections: the significance of Australian Army museums

Dr Linda Young

Army History Research Grants Scheme - Department of Defence

  • 2011: $4,000

Industry and Other Funding

The provision of a history of the Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre, Melbourne, as described in the proposal in Schedule A to this Agreement.

Prof Andrea Witcomb, A/Prof Michele Langfield, Dr Linda Young, Ms Pam Maclean

  • 2009: $32,212
  • 2008: $38,146

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Lorinda Cramer

Thesis entitled: Needlework and genteel identity in gold rush Victoria

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2012

Louise Fortunata Zarmati

Thesis entitled: Teaching History in Australian Museums: Pedagogy and Praxis of Museum Educators

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2016

Karen Schamberger

Thesis entitled: Identity, Belonging and Cultural Diversity in Australian Museums

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015

Paulette Wallace

Thesis entitled: Approaching cultural landscapes in post-settler societies: ideas, policies, practices

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2010

Fiona Starr

Thesis entitled: Mobilising Corporate Social Responsibility for World Cultural Heritage Conservation

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

Herman Kiriama

Thesis entitled: Memory and Heritage: The Shimoni Slave Caves in Southern Kenya

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2009

Hui Chi Huang

Thesis entitled: The Evolution and Conservation of Taiwan's Aboriginal Art Heritage

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society