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First Name
Anisa
Last Name
Puri
Affiliation
Monash University
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Keywords
oral history, Australian history, digital history, public history, secondary analysis, memory, migration, history of youth
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About Me

 

Anisa Puri is a professional historian, and a PhD candidate at Monash University. Her current research uses oral history interviews recorded by the Australian Generations Oral History Project to examine the experiences and memories of youth migrants who arrived in Australia during the postwar decades. She is also currently working as a researcher and interviewer on the HIV/AIDS Volunteers History Project at Macquarie University.

Her first book, Australian Lives: An Intimate History (with Alistair Thomson) was published by Monash University Publishing in 2017.

Anisa is a past President of Oral History New South Wales. She previously managed the Australian Generations Oral History Project at Monash University (2011-2015), and worked as a historian and heritage consultant specialising in heritage interpretation at GML Heritage. She has also worked a consulting historian for a range of organisations, including the State Records of New South Wales.

Recent Publications

 

Anisa Puri, ‘ “To be who I was, really, was to be different”: Memories of Youth Migration to Postwar Australia’, Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage, ed. by Kate Darian-Smith and Paula Hamilton, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2019.

Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson, Australian Lives: An Intimate History, Monash University Publishing, 2017.

Kevin Bradley and Anisa Puri, ‘Creating an Oral History Archive: Digital Opportunities and Ethical Issues’, Australian Historical Studies, 47 (1), 2016.

Anisa Puri, ‘Aurality and the Opening of Oral Archives’, Oral History Review blog, 2016, blog.oup.com/2016/10/oral-history-aurality 

Online Exhibition: ‘From Glory Boxes to Grindr: Dating in Australia: 1945-2015’, at gloryboxtogrindr.com

 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Australia
Expertise by Geography
Australia
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic