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Australian Catholic University
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First World War, war art, commemoration, memory studies
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About Me

Margaret (Meggie) Hutchison’s research focuses on the history of war, culture and memory. She completed her PhD in the School of History at the Australian National University in 2015. Her doctoral thesis explored Australia’s first official art scheme of the First World War and was shortlisted for the Australian Historical Association’s Serle Award for the best postgraduate thesis in Australian History. Her first book, Painting War: A history of Australia’s First World War art scheme, will be published with Cambridge University Press in 2018. She is also co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays on painting, memory and war which will be published with the University of Alabama Press. She has won several international grants and awards in support of her research, including an Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship and an International Council for Canadian Studies Grant. She has published and taught widely on war and culture and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Recent Publications

Margaret Hutchison and Emily Robertson. “Art, War and Truth: Images of Conflict”. Journal of War and Culture Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 2015): 103-108.

Margaret Hutchison. “Accurate to the Point of Mania’: Eyewitness testimony and memory making in Australia official paintings of the First World War”. Australian Historical Studies. Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 2015): 27-44.

Margaret Hutchison. “The Art of Commemoration: Constructing a memory of the First World War in Australia’s official war paintings”, in Helmut Bley and Anorthe Kremers (eds.), The World during the First World War Perceptions, Experiences and Consequences. Essen, Ruhr: Klartext, 2014, 197-200.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Australia, North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Military, World War I