Anisa Puri

PHA NSW Accreditation

Professional Member


Anisa Puri is a professional historian with a wide range of experience in historical research, oral history, heritage interpretation, and project management. She has a Master of Public History from Monash University and is the President of Oral History NSW. 

Anisa was the Project Officer of the Australian Generations Oral History Project from 2012-2015. She has also worked as a Historian and Heritage Consultant at GML Heritage, where she conducted historical research, written detailed and summary histories, produced Heritage Interpretation Plans, and developed interpretive content for an exhibition. She is currently involved with the HIV/AIDS Volunteers History Project at Macquarie University.

Her first book, Australian Lives: An Intimate History, with Professor Alistair Thomson, will be published by Monash University Press in 2017.

Anisa has also served as a committee member for PHA Vic and Oral History Victoria.


Area of Expertise

Historical research

Oral history

Public history

Heritage interpretation

Project management

Publications/Past Work

Puri, Anisa, 'Oral History Ethics: the Australian Generations Project', Museums Australia Victoria's INSITE magazine, November 2014-January 2015, pp.4-5.

Bradley, Kevin and Puri, Anisa, 'Creating an Oral History Archive: Digital Opportunities and Ethical Issues', Australian Historical Studies, 47 (1), 2016.

Puri, Anisa, 'Aurality and the Opening of Oral Archives', Oral History Review blog (via OUPblog), 2016.

Puri, Anisa and Thomson, Alistair, 'Glory Boxes to Grindr: Dating in Australia 1945-2015', an online exhibition accessible at

Puri, Anisa and Thomson, Alistair, Australian Lives: An Intimate History, Monash University Press, 2017.