Presentations

Seminar presentations and invited lectures

'First World War Studies @ UNE' (with Richard Scully and Nathan Wise), Humanities Research Seminar, School of Humanities, University of New England, 11 November 2016 (podcast).

'Constructing the enemy within: rumours of secret German forts and aerodromes in Britain, August-October 1914', Humanities Research Seminar, School of Humanities, University of New England, 1 April 2016 (podcast).

'Staging the aerial theatre: Britishness and airmindedness in the 20th century', Humanities Research Seminar, School of Humanities, University of New England, 3 October 2014 (podcast).

'Facing Armageddon: Britain and the bomber, 1908-1941', School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, 16 May 2008 (online version).

'The next war in the air: Britain and the bomber, 1908-1941', Total War and Social Change: Europe 1914-1955 summer school, Open University, 2 August 2007.

Conference papers

'From Hendon to Parafield? Aerial theatre in Britain and Australia', The First Eric Richards Symposium in British and Australasian History, Flinders University, 31 January–3 February 2017.

'The RAF versus the Wottnotts: Hendon's imaginary wars, 1920-1937', 'From Boom to Bust': Australian Historical Association Conference 2016, Federation University, 4-8 July 2016.

'Comparing Hendon: aerial theatre in context', Aviation Cultures Mk II: Technology, Culture, Heritage, University of Sydney, 10-11 December 2015.

'Secret Zeppelin bases and fake Wottnott villages: Britain's imaginary air wars', Humanities Research Day, University of New England, 4 December 2015.

'Zeppelinitis: constructing the German aerial threat to Britain, 1912-16', XXIV Conference of the Australasian Association for European History, University of Newcastle, 14-17 July 2015.

'Scares, spectacles and the aerial apocalypse: reflections on research', Aviation Cultures: Science, Technology and People, University of Sydney, 27 February 2015.

'Folk strategy, Maubeuge platforms and Zeppelin bases in Britain, autumn, 1914', New Research in Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Historians, University of Wolverhampton, 22 November 2014.

'The Australian mystery aeroplane scare of 1918', Regional Australia at War, University of New England, 13-15 August 2014.

'Rumours Of War: Invasion, Zeppelin And Spy Scares In Britain, 1914-1918', Australian Historical Association 33rd Annual Conference, University of Queensland, 7-11 July 2014.

'Mystery Aeroplanes and the Colonial State of Mind in Total War', The British Empire and the Great War: Colonial Societies/Cultural Responses, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 19-22 February 2014.

'"What are the Germans up to?" The British phantom airship scare of 1913', Empire in Peril: Invasion-scares and Popular Politics In Britain 1890-1914, Queen Mary University of London, 14-15 November 2013.

'"What are the Germans up to?" The British phantom airship scare of 1913', XXIII Biennial Australasian Association for European History Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, 2-5 July 2013.

'Dreaming war: airmindedness and the Australian defence panic of 1918', Australian Historical Association 31st Annual Conference, University of Adelaide, 9-13 July 2012.

'"Bomb back and bomb hard": a myth of the Blitz?', XXII Biennial Australasian Association for European History Conference, University of Western Australia, 11-14 July 2011.

'Avoiding apocalypse: lessons from Britain before the Blitz', antiTHESIS Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, University of Melbourne, 9 July 2010.

'From Darfur to London: P. R. C. Groves and the construction of aerial apocalypse, 1916-1922', Locating History, Australian Historical Association 14th Biennial National Conference, University of Melbourne, 7-10 July 2008.

'Moral panics, defence panics and the British air panic of 1934-5', Work In Progress Day, Department of History, University of Melbourne, 31 May 2007.

'Propellors and propaganda: airpower and British society, 1908-1941', Work In Progress Day, Department of History, University of Melbourne, 31 May 2006.

'"What shall we say to Mars?" A brief history of Martian CETI, 1826-1920', SETI In The 21st Century: Scientific and Cultural Aspects of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence conference, University of Western Sydney, January 1998.

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