Participant Info

First Name
Honey
Last Name
Dower
Affiliation
University of Tasmania
Website URL
https://utas.academia.edu/HoneyDower
Keywords
19th century, Victorian era, colonialism, prisons
Additional Contact Information
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About Me

I am in the final year of my PhD at the University of Tasmania. My thesis looks at the development of a particularly harmful English prison system in the early to mid nineteenth century and its impact on the health of Australian convicts.

Throughout my PhD I have taught at a tertiary level. Most recently I co-conveyed a third year cultural heritage and history unit.

My research interests include historical interpretation, public-facing history, colonialism, and histories of imprisonment and health.

After completing my BA (Hons) at the University of Tasmania, I undertook an MA in History at the Australian National University. I commenced my PhD in 2018 and intend to submit in 2021.

My career ambition is to work in a research-adjacent space, namely the academic or heritage sectors. If the former, I am passionate about managing large-scale projects and developing forward-looking, role-specific pedagogies. If the latter, I am particularly interested in research and interpretation that responds to evolving ideas on connecting with and preserving the past in meaningful ways.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
I am frequently interviewed on ABC Radio (Hobart and National).
Country Focus
Australia
Expertise by Geography
Australia, British Isles
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Gender, Labor, Law, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Public History