MS Helen Morgan

MS Helen Morgan


  • Australian women's archives, digital archives, feminist archival theory
  • Cultural informatics (resource/information discovery)
  • History of philately
  • Publication of archival, biographical and bibliographical data online (Australian Women's Register)



  • Helen Morgan is a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre. A historian with archival and editing qualifications, she has worked as information architect and exhibition designer on the Australian Women’s Archives Project since its inception in 2000, and is co-editor of the Australian Women’s Register. Helen was an investigator on the ARC-funded ‘Trailblazing Women and the Law Project’ (2012-16) and from 2017 an investigator on the ‘Invisible Farmer’ project, celebrating the vital role of rural women in Australia. Through this and her role in the data management and publication of The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia (2010-14), she has been exploring the collecting and curating of personal, private (archival) and public domain biographical data and its publication online in a climate of waning privacy, including life histories and life writing as seen through the lens of oral history, archives, social informatics, biofiction and feminist theory. Helen is Deputy Chair of Her Place Women’s Museum, Australia and author of Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Stamps (Atlantic Books, London, 2006).   


Member of

  • History Council of Victoria. Friend 2018 -
  • Professional Historians Association (Victoria & Tasmania). Professional Historian 2018 -
  • Her Place Women's Museum Australia. Board Member 2017 -
  • Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria. Member 2002 -
  • Women's HERitage Centre Victoria Inc. President, May-December 2016 2014 - 2016


Selected publications



Education and training

  • DipArtsPWE, RMIT University 2012
  • GDipIM, RMIT University 1997
  • MA, University of Melbourne 1996

Awards and honors

  • Gold Medal, Literature Class, for Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps, National Philatelic Exhibition, Sydney, 15-17 June 2007, 2007
  • Margaret Jennings Award for Academic Achievement, Australian Society of Archivists, 1996


Available for supervision

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