Professor Keir Reeves

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Dr Keir Reeves is a professor of history and heritage at Federation University Australia and Co-Director of the Future Regions Research Centre. His current research sits at the intersection of history, heritage, cultural tourism and regional studies. His previous principal teaching and research positions were at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Keir’s professional positions include an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Industry at the University of Melbourne and a Monash Fellowship (later Senior Monash Fellowship). He has also been Visiting Fellow to Clare Hall Cambridge, a Visiting Researcher at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, researching cultural heritage, a Senior Rydon Fellow and Bicentennial Fellow at King’s College London and was also a visiting fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. In 2019 Keir was a Visiting Professorial Fellow at Utrecht University and is currently a visiting fellow at Wakayama University, Japan and at the Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands.

Keir’s publications include Deeper Leads New Approaches to Victorian Goldfields History (with David Nichols eds). He also contributed to the Bruce Scates-led Anzac Journeys: Walking the battlefields of the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2013), that was shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Historical Association Ernest Scott Prize and more recently with Carolyn Holbrook he co-edited The Great War: Aftermath and Commemoration (UNSW Press, New South Books, 2019). He is currently part of a research team working on a major ARC funded Linkage project “Incentivising On Country Aboriginal Employment: Anangu Futures” working with traditional owners and key  stakeholders of the Uluru – Kata Tjuta world heritage area and is part of  transnational pilot project on regional tourism funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Japan-Australian Council and led by Joseph Cheer at Wakayama University.

In 2020 Keir gave a talk in the Centre's History Talks Live series of online seminars. Watch a recording of his talk Whose History? Reflections on history and heritage