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  • Distributed reading: Literary reading in diverse environments 

    Barnett, Tully Sarah (DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2018)
    Reading has always been a contentious and political practice, but this is heightened in the contemporary moment both because of the way the environments in which we read are changing so radically. For Katherine Hayles ...
  • The Impacts of International Volunteering: Summary of the Findings 

    Schech, Susanne Barbara; Mundkur, Anuradha (Flinders University, 2016-11)
    Results From The research Building partnerships through IDV. Volunteerism works through relationships. AVID volunteers spend significant amounts of time and effort to establish good and productive relationships with host ...
  • Volunteer Perspectives on the Impacts of International Development Volunteering 

    Schech, Susanne Barbara; Mundkur, Anuradha (Flinders University, 2017-03)
    Summary of results The impacts of international development volunteering are multidimensional. They touch host organisations and volunteers, range from skills building and organisational change to employability and life ...
  • Host Organisation Perspectives on the Impacts of International Volunteering 

    Mundkur, Anuradha; Schech, Susanne Barbara (Flinders University, 2016-12)
    Summary of results. The impacts of international development volunteering are multidimensional. They touch host organisations and volunteers, range from skills building and organisational change to employability and life ...
  • Expectations & Realities of International Development Volunteering 

    Schech, Susanne Barbara; Mundkur, Anuradha (Flinders University, 2016-12)
    The research sought to capture the distinctive contributions of international development volunteerism (IDV) to development assistance and people-to-people links. It asked: 1. How does IDV enable the building of development ...
  • New evidence of megafaunal bone damage indicates late colonization of Madagascar 

    Anderson, Atholl; Clark, Geoffrey; Haberle, Simon; Higham, Tom; Nowak-Kemp, Malgosia; Prendergast, Amy; Radimilahy, Chantal; Rakotozafy, Lucien M; Ramilisonina; Schwenninger, Jean-Luc; Virah-Sawmy, Malika; Camens, Aaron (Public Library of Science, 2018-10-10)
    The estimated period in which human colonization of Madagascar began has expanded recently to 5000–1000 y B.P., six times its range in 1990, prompting revised thinking about early migration sources, routes, maritime ...
  • "I had one too..." an oral history of abortion in South Australia before 1970 

    Baird, Barbara (Flinders University, 1990-10)
    Forward: Abortion in South Australia is restricted by legislation. One of the requirements is that two medical practitioners recommend that a woman should have an abortion if they consider that her physical or mental or ...
  • Life goes on: Archaeobotanical investigations of diet and ritual at Angkor Thom, Cambodia (14th–15th centuries CE) 

    Castillo, Cristina Cobo; Polkinghorne, Martin; Vincent, Brice; Suy, Tan Boun; Fuller, Dorian Q (SAGE Publications, 2018-02-02)
    This is the first time an archaeobotanical analysis based on macroremains, both charred and desiccated, from Cambodia is reported. The archaeobotanical samples are rich and provide evidence of rice processing, consumption ...
  • The Daimonic Human in William Blake 

    Dearing, Todd W (Flinders University, 2017-12-13)
    This paper examines William Blake’s daimonic conception of the human being. My aim is to clearly present the concept of the daimon within Blake’s oeuvre as a Romantic solution to the perceived narrowness of the Enlightenment ...
  • The Library at Soho Square: Matthew Flinders, Sir Joseph Banks and the Publication of A Voyage to Terra Australis. 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Bibliographical Society of ANZ, 2017)
    An account of Matthew Flinders' research and writing of the introduction to his Voyage to Terra Australis, including his use of London libraries like that of Sir Joseph Banks.
  • Laisse la sur l'herbette 

    Gillian Dooley [transcriber]; Austen, Jane [copyist]; Pollet, Benoit (attrib.) (1810)
    Transcript of song in Jane Austen's handwriting in an album (catalogue no. CHWJA/19/7:18) digitised by University of Southampton at Internet Archive. Also includes English translation of words. Manuscript is online at ...
  • Evidence for the breakdown of an Angkorian hydraulic system, and its historical implications for understanding the Khmer Empire 

    Lustig, Terry; Klassen, Sarah; Evans, Damian; French, Robert; Moffat, Ian Alexander (Elsevier, 2017-11-10)
    This paper examines the construction and design of a 7-km long embankment, probably built for King Jayavarman IV between 928 and 941 CE, as part of a new capital. We calculate that the capacities of the outlets were too ...
  • GIS-based evaluation of diagnostic areas in landslide susceptibility analysis of Bahluieț River Basin (Moldavian Plateau, NE Romania). Are Neolithic sites in danger? 

    Nicu, Ionut Cristi; Asăndulesei, Andrei (Elsevier, 2018-04-27)
    The aim of this study is to compare the predictive strenghtness of different diagnostic areas in determining landslide susceptibility using frequency ratio (FR), statistical index (SI), and analytic hierarchy process (AHP) ...
  • 3D Mapping of the Submerged Crowie Barge Using Electrical Resistivity Tomography 

    Simyrdanis, Kleanthis; Moffat, Ian Alexander; Papadopoulos, Nikos; Kowlessar, Jarrad; Bailey, Marian (Hindawi, 2018-05-08)
    This study explores the applicability and effectiveness of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) as a tool for the high-resolution mapping of submerged and buried shipwrecks in 3D. This approach was trialled through ...
  • MARIANNE AND WILLOUGHBY, LUCY AND COLIN: BETRAYAL, SUFFERING, DEATH AND THE POETIC IMAGE 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Mimesis, 2018)
    Many of the song lyrics in Jane Austen’s personal music books (some collected or transcribed by her, some inherited or passed on from family members) are couched in the sentimental poetic diction prevalent in the eighteenth ...
  • Mapping of bioavailable strontium isotope ratios in France for archaeological provenance studies 

    Willmes, Malte; Bataille, Clement P; James, Hannah F; Moffat, Ian Alexander; McMorrow, Linda; Kinsley, Leslie; Eggins, Stephen; Grun, Rainer (Elsevier, 2017-12-30)
    Strontium isotope ratios (87Sr/86Sr) of archaeological samples (teeth and bones) can be used to track mobility and migration across geologically distinct landscapes. However, traditional interpolation algorithms and ...
  • Jessy, or the happy pair 

    Gillian Dooley [transcriber]; Moore, Edward (London Magazine, 1747)
    Song from Austen music collections, CHWJA/19/1:20. Transcribed from manuscript for performance. MS available online at https://archive.org/stream/austen1671414-2001#page/n41/mode/2up. Words found in 'The Poetical Works of ...
  • Colin and Lucy: a ballad in seven parts for high voice and piano 

    Gillian Dooley [transcriber]; Giordani, Tommaso; Tickell, Thomas (J. Dale, 1783)
    Colin and Lucy (1783), A ballad in seven parts for high voice and piano; Music by Tommaso Giordani (c1730-1806), Words by Thomas Tickell (1685-1740), Transcribed and arranged for vocal duet by Gillian Dooley (2017) from ...
  • Jane Austen's Songs of the Sea [Concert program] 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (South Australian Maritime Museum, 2017-11-04)
    Among the music in Jane Austen’s personal music collection are many songs about sailors and the sea. Britain was at war for most of Austen’s lifetime and two of her brothers were naval officers. The program includes songs ...
  • Dirges and Sad Ditties from Jane Austen's Music Collection [concert program] 

    Dooley, Gillian Mary (Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities, 2017-07-16)
    Program for closing concert of Immortal Austen conference (Adelaide: July 2017) presented by Flinders University. Performers were Gillian Dooley, Nicola Hardie Beveridge, Chris Rawlinson, Kirstine Moffat and Alistair Knight. ...

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