Maria Hill

PHA NSW Accreditation

Professional Member

About

Contact:

Email: maria@mariahill.com.au Mobile: 0438 007 560

Area of Expertise

Australian History with special focus on Second World War and Immigration ‘Content expert’ on Arab-Israeli Conflict and Nazi Germany

Oral History with extensive experience interviewing veterans and migrants

Archival research: either in Australia or overseas primarily in English speaking countries with the exception of Greece where Maria speaks and reads the language.

Civics and Citizenship studies

Gifted and Talented Education & innovative pedagogies with particular expertise on use of ‘simulations’ in the study of history.

Virtual Histories: History and Technology

Educational consultancy – program development and evaluation.

Professional Development programs for teachers, government departments, NGOs and industry.

Publications/Past Work

Books:

Diggers and Greeks: the Australian Campaign in Greece and Crete, UNSW Press, March 2010

Maria Hill, Federation: Inclusion and Exclusion, state-wide Educational resource kit commissioned by NSW Centenary of Federation, produced by the NSW Department of Education and Training 2000.

Maria Hill & Ian J. Bickerton, Contested Spaces: the Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, McGraw-Hill, North Ryde, 2003.

Newspaper Articles:

"A Campaign Ignored", Neos Kosmos, English language edition, 18 May 2009 p.11.

"'Close your eyes to History and soon everything will have disappear ...' declares Dr Maria Costadopoulos-Hill", Neos Kosmos, Greek language edition, 21 May 2009 p.18, reporter Vivian Morris.

Journal Articles:

The Emergence of the Palestinians Since 1948 Part I: The Palestinians Before the Creation of Israel, Journal of Arabic Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 4, No.2, 1998.pp.113-141.

The Emergence of the Palestinians Since 1948 Part I: The Palestinians Before the Creation of Israel, Teaching History, Volume 33, No.2, pp.19-33.

The Emergence of the Palestinians Since 1948 Part 2: The Palestinians After the Creation of Israel, Journal of Arabic Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1999, pp. 45-59.

Electronic Publishing:

Honours Thesis: Greeks in Australia: “Images of the Greek Family in Australia”

www.cybernaut.com.au/greeksinoz

Winner: ‘Best Electronic Publishing Award’ (1997) from School of Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney.

The Battle of Crete: A campaign ignored,18/05/09 (neoskosmos.com)

Dr Maria Hill asks why do Australian and Greek authorities ignore the significance of the Battle of Crete?

Conference Papers:

“Intimate Allies: the Australian campaigns in Greece and Crete,” Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 9 th Biennial Conference , La Trobe University, Melbourne, 11-13 December, 2008.

“Greece – the forgotten campaign: researching the experiences of Australian soldiers using archival sources,” History Teachers Association of N.S.W. State Conference, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 20 th May 2006.

“The Second Gallipoli – the Battle for Greece and Crete: diversion or disaster?” History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) National Conference, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 1 st October 2002.

“Federation: Inclusion-Exclusion,” History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) National Conference, Australian National University, 2-5th October 2001.

“The Palestinians 1948 to 1967: the Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” Modern History Seminars, The Institute of Engineers Auditorium, Milsons Point, 10 th September 2001.

“The Emergence of the Palestinians: from Terrorism to Diplomacy,” Macquarie University Modern History Teachers’ Conference, 12th May 2001.

“In Defence of Historical Simulations: the Federation kit: Inclusion and Exclusion – a study in rigor,” Australian Historical Association Conference, Adelaide University, July 2000.

Joint presentation with Film Australia, on Federation, the 3 part television series, History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) National Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 29th September to 1st October 1999.

“Federation Kit,” History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) National Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, 29th September to 1st October 1999.

“Federation is Fun,”History Teachers’ Association of NSW Professional Development Day, Joint Teachers Council, Sydney, 22 nd May 1999.

“The University and the School: a successful partnership,”History staff Seminars, University of New South Wales, April 1999.

“Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” History Teachers’ Association of NSW Annual Conference, University of Sydney, 4th & 5th December 1998.

“The Emergence of the Palestinians,” 17th Annual Conference of the Australasian Middle East Studies Association (AMESA), Australian National University, September 1998.

Web: http://www.mariahill.com.au