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Biographical entry Sherratt, Timothy Paul (1962 - )

Born
2 November 1962
Australia
Occupation
Historian and Science archivist
Website
http://www.discontents.com.au/

Summary

Tim Paul Sherratt has had a long involvement with the history and archives of Australian science and technology. In 2005 he was awarded a PhD for his work on 'Atomic Wonderland' which, in his words, reflects 'a continuing battle with the meaning of progress, the involvement of science and the nature of the atomic age'. Tim was a key staff member of the Australian Science Archives Project and was one of the prime movers that led to the development of ASAP's web presence, in particular Bright Sparcs.

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Events

1985
Education - BA(Hons), University of Melbourne, majoring in History and Philosophy of Science. Awarded the Dwight Prize for Final Year Honours.
1985 - 1986
Career position - Research Assistant to Professor R.W. Home, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, working on various projects concerned with the history of physics in Australia, including Physics in Australia to 1945.
1985 - 1988
Career position - Casual Tutor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, teaching 'History of Astronomy' and 'Upheavals in Science'.
1987 - 1989
Education - PhD Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, supported by an Australian Postgraduate Research Award, investigating the 'atomic age' in Australia.
1989 - 1991
Career position - Assistant Archivist with the Australian Science Archives Project, University of Melbourne, with major responsibility for processing the records Edwin Sherbon Hills.
1991 - 1997?
Career position - Editor of the History of Australian Science Newsletter, published by the Australian Science Archives Project, University of Melbourne
1992
Career position - Archivist with the Australian Science Archives Project, University of Melbourne. Organised a major national conference: Recovering Science - Strategies and Models for the Past, Present and Future
1993
Career position - Senior Archivist, Australian Science Archives Project, University of Melbourne, appointed to establish the ASAP Canberra Office at the Australian Academy of Science.
1994 - 1997
Career position - Manager, Canberra Office and Head of Information Services, Australian Science Archives Project, University of Melbourne. Initiated the development of ASAP's Internet publishing and outreach program.

Colleague

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Articles

Books

  • Brash, Stuart; Conde Anne-Marie; Robin, Libby; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt, Tim, A Guide to the Records of Philip Crosbie Morrison, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993, 178 pp. Details
  • McCarthy, Gavan; Manhal, Oscar; O'Sullivan, Lisa; Sherratt, Tim, A Guide to the Records of Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1993, 156 pp. Details
  • O'Sullivan, Lisa; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt, Tim, A Brief Guide to the Records of Armin Aleksander Öpik, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1992, 47 pp. Details
  • Scillio, Mark; McCarthy, Gavan; Sherratt,Tim, A Brief Guide to the Records of Minerals Separation Ltd, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1992, 29 pp. Details
  • Sherratt, Tim; McCarthy, Gavan, A Guide to the Records of Edwin Sherbon Hills, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1992, 150 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Robin, Libby, 'Migrants and Nomads', in Tim; Griffiths Sherratt and Libby Tom; Robin (eds), A Change in the Weather: Climate and Culture in Australia, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2005, pp. 42-53. Details
  • Sherratt, Tim, 'CSIRO', in Graeme Davison; John Hirst; Stuart Macintyre (ed.), Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1998, pp. 164-165. Also available at http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/pubs/articles/tps/csiro_history.htm. Details

Conference Papers

Conference Proceedings

  • Sherratt, Tim; Jooste, Lisa; Clayton, Rosanne (ed.), Recovering Science: Strategies and Models for the Past, Present and Future: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Melbourne, October 1992, Australian Science Archives Project, Canberra, 1995, 124 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Sherratt, Tim; Griffiths, Tom; Robin, Libby (ed.), A Change in the Weather: Climate and Culture in Australia, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2005, 216 pp. Details

Journal Articles

Reviews

  • Anderson, Warwick, review of Sherratt, Tim, Griffiths, Tom, Robin, Libby (ed.) A change in the weather: climate and culture in Australia (2005), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 16, no. 2, 2005, pp. 251-253. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR05012.pdf. Details
  • Noble, Ian, review of Sherratt, Tim; Griffiths, Tom; Robin, Libby, ed., A change in the weather: climate and culture in Australia (2005), Australian Book Review, 2005, pp. 50-51. Details
  • Sherratt, Tim, review of Reynolds, Wayne, Australia's Bid for the Atomic Bomb (2000), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 4, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 2000, pp. 536-538. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/109/issue/3266.htm. Details
  • Sherratt, Tim, review of Cain, Frank, 'Arming he Nation: a History of Defence Science and Technology in Australia' (1999), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 4, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, 2001, pp. 538-539. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/109/issue/3266.htm. Details
  • Sherratt, Tim, review of Frame, Tom and Faulkner, Don, Stromlo: an Australian Observatory (2003), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 15, no. 1, 2004, pp. 121-124. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR03015.pdf. Details

Seminar Papers

  • Sherratt, Tim, 'Inigo Jones - the Weather Prophet', in given at the Sydney Observatory, Wednesday 6pm, Australian Science History Club, Sydney, 15 June 2005. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, Gavan