Professor David Lemmings (Head, School of History & Politics, University of Adelaide)
David Lemmings has degrees from the University of Sussex and the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK). He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education form the University of London. He has taught British and European History at Australian Universities since 1990. He was Head of History at the University of Newcastle, NSW, and is currently Head of the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide. In 2000-02 he was on the advisory board of British History Online, a major online resource for teaching history at undergraduate level which was developed by Chadwyck-Healey at Cambridge, UK (the materials are now published as part of the 'History Study Centre'). Professor Lemmings also heads the Adelaide Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions which studies mass emotions and their influence on historical change as part of a joint ARC grant.
Dr. Carol Matthews (History, University of Adelaide)
Carol Matthews is an early career researcher and holds a PhD in History from the University of Adelaide (2007). Her research specialty is the social, cultural and intellectual history of England, 1689-1812. She has taught in Early Modern and Medieval European history at the University of Adelaide since 2005 and is completing a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Adelaide. She has previous experience in management and project management. She has been researching virtual worlds since August 2008 and is currently assisting in the construction of the first stage of the virtual London, including a fully interactive Dr. Johnson’s House. She also constructed a Project Office in Second Life™ for the School of History & Politics and is a member of several educational groups in Second Life™.
Dr. Lisa Mansfield (History, University of Adelaide)
Lisa completed her BA (Hons I) in Art History at La Trobe University and her Doctorate at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis was entitled 'Honour and Virtue in the French Renaissance: The Portraits of King Francis I' is currently being prepared as a monograph. Lisa is a lecturer in Art History at the University of Adelaide. Within this project Lisa teaches 'Portraiture and Power' where she uses Second Life™ as a virtual art gallery. Lisa's main area of research is the history and theory of early modern portraiture and she is also passionate about the importance of visual literacy in tertiary education.
Dr. Helen Brash (History, Murdoch University)
PhD (University of WA) Helen Brash teaches: England in the 17th Century; Witchcraft and Crime in Europe, 1500-1800; Different Histories; British Social History since 1800 and her research interests are Early Modern English History and Feminist History, 1500-1800.
Dr. Mandy Treagus (English, University of Adelaide)
Dr Mandy Treagus is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Adelaide. She has previously explored the MUVE Second Life™ in her undergraduate course Body Language in 2007. She presented a paper entitled ‘Horses for Courses: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Second Life as Pedagogical Tool (an example from Humanities)’ on the benefits and pitfalls of this immersive learning environment at the ERGA Conference, September, 2008, Adelaide. As Associate Dean Information Technology (2005-2007) she gained extensive understanding of and experience in IT management and resources in the higher education sector.
Dr. Karen Agutter (History, University of Adelaide)
Karen is an early career researcher and holds a PhD in History from Flinders University. Her main area of research is migration history and diaspora. As well as casual teaching at Flinders and the University of Adelaide, Karen also works as a Project Officer on the 'Getting a MUVE on Project'.