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Dr

Karen Olsen

Post-Doc Fellow: Rural,Remote & Indigen Landscape
Architecture, Building And Planning
Landscape History
Cultural Heritage
Conservation
Rural Landscapes
Historic Gardens
Local History
heritage
george tindale memorial garden gardens -- victoria -- sherbrooke -- conservation and restoration gardens -- victoria -- sherbrooke -- history historic preservation -- victoria -- sherbrooke
walling, edna, 1895-1973 gardens -- victoria
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Dr

Karen Olsen

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Landscape History & Cultural Heritage
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Dr

Karen Olsen

 

Dr Karen Olsen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Rural, Remote & Indigenous Landscapes.

Karen's research investigates the cultural values, narratives, and prospective sustainable futures of these places and their connected communities, with specific reference to key landscapes in the Murray-Darling Basin.



Karen's long term industry and academic experience in cultural landscape heritage includes the analysis, conservation, and interpretation design for significant heritage landscapes, with a focus on changing and changed-use landscapes. Her interests and work span a wide range of public and private landscapes across both rural and urban settings, from intensively-designed historic gardens to public parks, farmlands, archaeological ruins and abandoned places.

Karen's PhD in Environmental Resource Management developed a framework for understanding historic garden visitor interpretation, leading to new understanding of cultural heritage visitor interpretation as incorporated into the Australia ICOMO Burra Charter in 1999.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 69 most recent scholarly works by Karen Olsen.

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Scholarly Works

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Dr Jan Schapper Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rural, Remote, and Indigenous Landscapes

University of Melbourne

1998

E. A. Crespin Scholarship

1998

ILFR Departmental Research Scholarship

1998

Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship

1997

Australian Postgraduate Award

1996

Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

1993

Dux Graduate Diploma Applied Science (Environmental Hort.) University of Melbourne

1996

Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship


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Positions


Post-Doc Fellow: Rural,Remote & Indigen Landscape

Architecture, Building And Planning

Education


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University of Melbourne