Dr Margaret Hutchison

PhD (History), Australian National University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours, First Class), University of Adelaide 

UNSW Canberra
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr Margaret Hutchison is a lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research examines the policies and practices of care for Australian veterans and the cultural legacies of war. Her current work focuses on the history of veteran suicide in Australia. 

Margaret earned a PhD from the Australian National University. She has held a number of academic and research positions, including working as a lecturer at the Australian Catholic University and as a researcher on the Official History of Australian Operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and East Timor at the Australian War Memorial. 

She is the author of Painting War: A history of Australia's First World War art scheme (Cambridge University Press, 2018), She is also a co-editor of Portraits of Remembrance: Painting, Memory and the First World War (University of Alabama Press, 2020) and Exiting War: The British Empire and the 1918-20 moment (Manchester University Press, 2022). She is currently a CI on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project that investigates the historical and social dimensions of veteran suicide. 

  • Books | 2018
    2018, PAINTING WAR: A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST WORLD WAR ART SCHEME, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108558891
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    2022, 'The 1918-20 Moment and the Empire’s sorties de guerre', in Exiting war The British Empire and the 1918–20 moment, Manchester University Press
    Book Chapters | 2020
    2020, 'Gatekeepers of Memory: Charles Bean, John Treloar and the strange fate of Charles Bryant’s HMAS ‘Australia’ on the way to her doom', in Hutchison M; Trout S (ed.), Portraits of Remembrance: Painting, Memory and the First World War
    Book Chapters | 2020
    2020, 'Painting, Memory and the First World War', in Portraits of Remembrance Painting, Memory, and the First World War, War, Memory, and Culture
    Book Chapters | 2019
    2019, 'A Suitable Memorial? Painting, Memory and the Great War', in The Great War Aftermath and Commemoration, NewSouth
    Book Chapters | 2014
    2014, 'The Art of Commemoration: Constructing a memory of the First World War in Australia’s official war paintings', in The World During the First World War Perceptions, Experiences and Consequences
  • Edited Books | 2022
    2022, Exiting War The British Empire and the 1918-20 Moment, Studies in Imperialism
    Edited Books | 2020
    2020, Portraits of Remembrance Painting, Memory, and the First World War, War, Memory, and Culture
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Little A; Hutchison M; Mountford B, 2023, 'A Symbol of Imperial Unity? The Australian Colonies and the 1897 Imperial Conference', Australian Journal of Politics & History, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12892
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'The Longer Battle: Australia, World War I and Its Aftermaths', Australian Historical Studies, 52, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2021.1852659
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, '‘Old Age is Not a War Disability’: Debating Aged Care for Nurses of World War I in post-1945 Australia', Australian Historical Studies, 52, pp. 63 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2020.1846572
    Journal articles | 2020
    Holbrook C; Hutchison M, 2020, 'Visual Representation and Memory of the First World War in Australasia', Journal of Australian Studies, 44, pp. 407 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2020.1834950
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Dominion Imaginings: Commemorating WWI in Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Official Painting', Journal of Australian Studies, 44, pp. 515 - 534, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2020.1837916
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Representing War: Cultural Histories of the First World War in Australia and New Zealand, 2013–2020', Journal of Australian Studies, 44, pp. 410 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2020.1836015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Hutchison M, 2015, ''Accurate to the point of mania': Eyewitness testimony and memory making in Australia's official paintings of the first world war', Australian Historical Studies, 46, pp. 27 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2014.996574
    Journal articles | 2015
    2015, 'Introduction: Art, war, and truth – Images of conflict', Journal of War and Culture Studies, 8, pp. 103 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1752627215Z.00000000065
  • Other | 2019
    2019, Living with the legacies of captivity. Review of Christina Twomey’s The Battle Within: POWs in Post-War Australia, Taylor and Francis Group,
    Other | 2017
    Hutchison MV, 2017, Artists Respond to the First World War. Review of the National Gallery of Australia’s “Artists and the Great War” Exhibition, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2017.1286966
    Other | 2017
    Hutchison MV, 2017, Designing Commemoration. Review of Donald Richardson’s Creating Remembrance: The art and design of Australian War Memorials, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2017.1286715
    Other | 2016
    Hutchison MV, 2016, Review of Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2016.1228140
    Other | 2016
    2016, “The Home Front: Australia during the First World War”. Review of National Museum of Australia’s special centenary exhibition, National Museum of Australia Press,
    Other | 2015
    2015, Framing the flames of war. Review of the Australian War Memorial’s Travelling Exhibition, Taylor and Francis Group,
    Other | 2015
    2015, Introduction: Art, war, and truth – Images of conflict, Informa UK Limited, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1752627215Z.00000000065

2023 - 2026           ARC Discovery Project DP230101689 ($490,170 AUD)

2022 - 2025           Australian Army History Unit Research Grants Scheme ($44,562 AUD)

2022                       Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide Grant ($89,000 AUD)

2022                       ACU Faculty of Education and Arts Research Grant ($9,000 AUD)

2021                       Flinders University Foundation and Freemasons Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing Grant, Open Door Centre ($38,000 AUD)

2019 - 2021          Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme Grant ($14,100 AUD)

2018 - 2020          ACU Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Grant ($15,000 AUD)