Carolyn Strange

Harold White Fellowship Research Topic :
Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963): visions of 'Man and nature' in the 20th century.
Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) was a geographer who explored the Antarctic (on Scott's 1910-1913 expedition) and founded departments of geography at the University of Sydney and the University of Toronto.  His global travels paralleled the global scope of his writings that covered issues ranging from environment, climate and settlement, to race, migration, conflict and peace.  In addition to his numerous publications, the National Library of Australia also holds a substantial volume of his unpublished material: thousands of letters, plus diaries and journals, photos, drawings and mementos.


Dr Strange is the Director, Graduate Studies, of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University, and is also adjunct professor at the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto in Canada. After training as a historian, she has worked mainly in interdisciplinary contexts. Dr Strange has published on the history of gender and sexuality, national identity, race and racism, and on the cultural and political dimensions of crime, deviance and punishment.


Home page at the Australian National University


2005. Australian Research Council grant. (with Alison Bashford, Sydney University and Tina Loo, University of British Columbia), for Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963): A Geographer’s Vision of ‘Man and Nature’ in the Twentieth Century
2003. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) research grant. The practices and politics of corporal and capital punishment in 20th century Canada
2001. Connaught Committee International Symposia award.
1996. Recipient, Ontario Historical Society, Commendation of Merit (for Toronto's Girl Problem)
1996. Recipient, Honourable Mention, Chalmers Committee Awards for Ontario History (for Toronto's Girl Problem)


Recent books
Strange, Carolyn and Tina Loo. True crime, true North: the golden age of Canadian pulp magazines. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2004. (description)
Strange, Carolyn and Alison Bashford (editors). Isolation : places and practices of exclusion. London : New York : Routledge, 2003. (description)
Strange, Carolyn. Toronto's girl problem: the perils and pleasures of the city, 1880-1930. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995.

Recent articles
Strange, Carolyn. (2006). The ‘shock’ of torture: a historiographical challenge . History workshop journal 61: 135-52. (abstract)
Strange, Carolyn. (2004). Symbiotic commemoration: the stories of Kalaupapa. History and memory: Studies in representation of the past 16(1): 86+
Strange, Carolyn and Alison Bashford. (2004). Public pedagogy: sex education and mass communication in the mid-twentieth century. Journal of the history of sexuality 13(1): 71-99. (abstract)
Strange, Carolyn and Tina Loo. (2002). From hewers of wood to producers of pulp: True crime in Canadian pulp magazines of the 1940s. Journal of Canadian studies 37(2):11-32
Strange, Carolyn. (2001). The undercurrents of penal culture: punishment of the body in mid-twentieth-century Canada. Law and history review 19(2): 343-385
Strange, Carolyn. (2000). From 'place of misery' to 'lottery of life': interpreting Port Arthur's past. Open museum journal, 2. (abstract)

Contact Details

The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research
Old Canberra House, Lennox Crossing
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
telephone: (02) 6125 0044
fax: (02) 6248 0054

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