Keynote Speakers

Professor Dane Kennedy, Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

Dane Kennedy received his PhD in British history from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981. He teaches British and imperial history at George Washington University, where he holds the Elmer Louis Kayser professorship. He was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship for 2003-2004.



Professor Christina Twomey, Head of History, Monash University

Christina Twomey is a Professor and Head of History in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University. She is also Director of the Faculty of Arts Focus Program Global Conflict and Violence and a member of the international coordinating committee of Historians Without Borders.


Associate Professor Michelle Moravec 

Michelle Moravec is a digital historian who works primarily in computational linguistics (“Under this name she is fitly described”: A Digital History of Gender in the History of Woman Suffrage)  and network analysis (Beyond Citations, the Historian’s Altmetrics).  She is also interested in the methodological implications of doing history digitally (How Digitized Changed Historical Research) as well as the ethical implications of digitizing archival materials (Ethics and Digital History).   She uses digital methods to historicize the concept of notability, in among other things, Wikipedia (Wikipedia’s Notable Women Problem).   She sits on the American Historical Association’s Digital History Standards committee and serves as the digital history editor for Women and Social Movements.

Michelle will be conducting a Masterclass on Digital History, Monday afternoon (3 July) from 12.30 to 4.30