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Helen Morgan

Deputy Director, Escholarship Research Centre
resource/information discovery
Australian Women's Register
archival systems
australian women's register
science & technology
history of science
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Helen Morgan

Chief Operating Officer
Primary Interest
Publication Of Archival
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Helen Morgan


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).

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 33 most recent scholarly works by Helen Morgan.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Gold Medal, Literature Class, for Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps

National Philatelic Exhibition, Sydney, 15-17 June 2007


Margaret Jennings Award for Academic Achievement

Australian Society of Archivists





Professional Historian

Professional Historians Association (Victoria & Tasmania)


History Council of Victoria

Board Member

Her Place Women's Museum Australia

President, May-December 2016

Women's HERitage Centre Victoria Inc


Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria


Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing

RMIT University

Graduate Diploma in Information Management

RMIT University

Master of Arts

University of Melbourne