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).