BA(Hons) (Melbourne), MA, DPhil (Sussex)
Professor Alistair Thomson is a Professor of History, Monash University and President of Oral History Australia. He specialises in oral history and memory studies, and Australian social and cultural history. He is currently leading the Australian Generations Oral History Project (with the National Library of Australia, ABC Radio National and historians from Monash and La Trobe universities). Other areas of expertise include war and repatriation history, migration history and the history of family life.
Key appointments in the last ten years: Professor of Oral History, University of Sussex; President of the International Oral History Association; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Professor of History, Monash University; previously, Professor of Oral History, University of Sussex
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Monash University, 2017
Honorary Research Fellow, Museum Victoria, 2012-
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2012
United States Oral History Association Book Award, International category for Moving Stories: an intimate history of four women across two countries, Manchester University Press and UNSW Press, 2011.
Harold White Fellowship, National Library of Australia, 2011.
Director’s Fellowship, National Museum of Australia, 2008.
Australian Lives: An Intimate History (with Anisa Puri), Melbourne, Monash University Publishing, 2017.
Oral History and Australian Generations (co-editor with Katie Holmes), Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Rouledge, 2017.
The Oral History Reader (co-editor with Rob Perks), 3rd edition, London & New York, Routledge, 2016.
Anzac Memories: Living With the Legend, Melbourne, Monash University Publishing, new edition, 2013.
Moving Stories: an intimate history of four women across two countries, Manchester University Press and UNSW Press, 2011.
Oral History and Photography (co-editor with Alexander Freund), New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Ten pound Poms: Australia’s Invisible Migrants (co-author with A. James Hammerton), Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2005.
Through the Joy of Learning: Diary of a Thousand Adult Learners (co-editor with Pam Coare), NIACE, 1996.
Engaging With Difference: the 'Other' in Adult Education (co-editor with Mary Stuart), NIACE, 1995.