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Professor Paul Arthur

Chair in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Information Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley,
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Campus: Mount Lawley  


Paul is a Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2002.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University, 1994.


Recent Research Grants

  • Migrant and transnational identity-formation: German and Australian responses to migration and asylum seekers in the media and public discourse,  Universities Australia,  Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme,  2018 - 2020,  $18,000.
  • Formalising International Collaborative Ventures between Australia and India to develop New Interpretive Mapping Tools for Digital Humanities ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $6,595.
  • Politics in the Era of Social Media: Are Digital Tools Influencing Young People?,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2017,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • Developing a digital template of migrants heritage and transnational identify-formation and sense of belonging,  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,  United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO),  2018,  $60,667.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Arthur, P., (2015), Death in Social Media: The Digital Afterlife. Memorialisation, Winter(10), 43-61, Germany, Heidelberg Press.
  • Arthur, P., (2014), Biographical dictionaries in the digital era. Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories, 83-92, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1057/9781137337016.
  • Bode, K., Arthur, P., (2014), Collecting ourselves. Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories, 1-12, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1057/9781137337016_1.
  • Arthur, P., (2014), Memory and Commemoration in the Digital Present. Contemporary Approaches in Literary Trauma Theory, 152?175, SpringerLink, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1057/9781137365941_7.
  • Arthur, P., (2012), Connecting and Enabling the Humanities: e-Research in the Border Zone. Collaborative and Distributed E-Research: Innovations in Technologies, Strategies, and Applications, 96-111, Pennsylvania, USA, IGI Global , DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0125-3.ch005.

Journal Articles

  • Arthur, P., (2017), Things Fall Apart: Identity in the Digital World. Life Writing, 14(4), 541?50.
  • Arthur, P., (2015), Coda: Data Generation. Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, 38(2), 312-320, University of Hawaii Press, DOI: 10.1353/bio.2015.0016.
  • Arthur, P., (2015), Material Memory and the Digital. Life Writing, 12(2), 189-200, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, DOI: 10.1080/14484528.2015.1026785.
  • Arthur, P., (2015), Re-imagining a Nation: The Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. The European Journal of Life Writing , IV(2015), 108-124, University of Amsterdam, DOI: 10.5463/ejlw.4.163.
  • Arthur, P., (2015), Translating Identity across Time, Space, and Media. Journal of Contemporary Thought, 42(2015), 5-19, India, University of Baroda.
  • Arthur, P., (2015), Digital Textuality, Writing and New Media. Anglistik. International Journal of English Studies, 26(2), 113-123, Germany, Universitaetsverlag Winter .
  • Arthur, P., (2014), Out of Frame. Auto/Biography Studies, 29(1), 1-9, London, UK, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/08989575.2014.921755.
  • Arthur, P., (2012), Literary and Cartographic Projections. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2(3), 1-9.
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