Dr Adele Nye
Senior Lecturer, Contextual Studies in Education
Higher Degree Research Coordinator - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Education
Phone: +61 2 6773 3171
Adele is member of the Education Contexts group within the School of Education and is the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Coordinator within the School. Adele is also the president of the Australasian ISSOTL in History board. Her research is primarily focused on the teaching of History in Universities in Australia and, more recently, the UK. Adele is co-editor (with Professor Jennifer Clark) of the book Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards (2018). Additionally, Adele is interested in exploring and promoting the collaborative practices and opportunities for research within Higher Education. Her teaching at UNE is centred on qualitative research methods with pre-service teachers and the internship program.
BA, Grad Dip Tert Ed, M.Litt, PhD (UNE)
Research Methods, Reflective Practice and Action Research
Historical thinking, Education and Practice
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Current Research Projects
History Teachers: Philosophy, Theory and Evidence in Australian Universities and the UK
Rebuilding Communities: The impact of major fires on rural schools in Australia.
Historical Thinking and History Education
Nye, A. (2018). 'Why Study History?': An examination of online statements in Australian universities 2008 – 2016. In Neumann, F. & L. Shopkow (Eds.). Teaching History, Learning History, Promoting History, Wochenschau Verlag: Schwalbach.
Clark, J. & Nye, A. (2018). The three contexts of writing about history teaching. In Clark, J. & A. Nye (Eds.), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards, Springer: Singapore.
Collins, M. & Nye, A. (2018). Snapshot: the discipline of history in British and Australian universities. In Clark, J. & A. Nye (Eds.), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards, Springer: Singapore.
Nye, A. & Clark, J. (2018). Leadership: Enabling leadership in the Teaching and Learning of History in higher education. In Clark, J. & A. Nye (Eds.), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards, Springer: Singapore.
Clark, J. & Nye, A.(Eds.). (2018). Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards, Springer: Singapore.
Clark, J. & Nye, A. (2017). ‘Surprise Me!’: The (im)possibilities of agency and creativity within the standards framework of history education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49(6). 656-668. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2015.1104231
Nye, A. (2016). Historical Thinking and Objects of Nostalgia, International Journal of Research on History Didactics, History Education and History Culture: Yearbook of the International Society of History Didactics. 37, 37-57.
Nye, A. (2015). Rethinking Evidence: Assessment in the History Discipline in Australian Universities In P Layne and P. Lake, (eds.) Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Springer, pp.91-104.
Nye, A., Barker, L. & Charteris, J. (2015). Matrilineal Narratives: Learning from Voices and Objects, Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation. 41(1-2), 180-190.
Nye, A. (2013). Consolidating Strengths and Innovations: An investigation of National Standards and Units in History at the University of New England, prepared for School of Humanities, University of New England, NSW.
Nye, A., Hughes-Warrington, M., Roe, J., Russell, P., Deacon, D. & Kiem, P. (2011). Exploring Historical Thinking and Agency with Undergraduate History Students. Studies in Higher Education, 36(7), 763-780. DOI:10.1080/03075071003759045
Nye, A., Hughes-Warrington, M., Roe, J., Russell, P., Peel, M., Deacon, D., Laugesen, A. & Kiem, P. (2009). Historical thinking in Higher Education: Staff and student perceptions of the nature of historical thinking. History Australia, 6(3), 73.1-73.18. DOI:10.2104/ha090073
Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2009). Historical Thinking in Higher Education: An ALTC Discipline-Based Initiative. Sydney, Australia: Hughes-Warrington, M., Roe, J., Nye, A., Bailey, M., Peel, M., Russell, P., Laugesen, A., Deacon, D., Kiem, P. & Trent, F.
Hughes-Warrington, M. & Nye, A. (2009). Historical thinking in Higher Education: Staff and student perceptions of the nature of historical thinking. History Council NSW Bulletin, Spring Edition.
Nye, A., Hughes-Warrington, M., Roe. J., Russell, P., Peel, M. Deacon, D., Laugesen. A. & Kiem, P. (2009). Historical Thinking in Higher Education: Students and Staff Perceptions of the Activities Associated with Historical Thinking, Teaching History, 43(3), 29-34.
Nye, A. (2008). Learning Outcomes in History: An analysis of online statements from history departments in Australian universities, prepared for Historical Thinking in Higher Education Steering Committee Macquarie University, NSW.
Nye, A. (2008). Why Study History? An analysis of online statements from history Departments in Australian Universities, prepared for the Historical Thinking in Higher Education Steering Committee, Macquarie University. NSW.
Nye, A. (2006). Women as Historians: The Fragrance of Matrilineal Historicism. In Proceedings of the 14th International Oral History Conference: "Dancing With Memory: Oral history and its Audiences", Sydney, Australia, University of Technology.
Charteris, J., Nye, A. and Jones, M. (2020). Deleuzian ‘interference’ and emergent listening in intern teacher assemblages: singing in the (ref)rain, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2020.1717663
Charteris, J., Nye, A. & Jones, M. (2019). Posthuman ethical practice: Agential cuts in the pedagogic assemblage. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 32(7)DOI:10.1080/09518398.2019.1609124
Charteris, J., & Nye, A. (2019). Posthuman methodology and pedagogy: Uneasy assemblages and affective choreographies. In C. Taylor and A. Bayley (Eds), Posthumanism and Higher Education: Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research. Palgrave Macmillan.
Reyes, V., Charteris, J., Nye, A., & Mavropoulou, S. (Eds.). (2018). Educational Research in the Age of the Anthropocene. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Charteris, J., Nye, A., & Jones, M. (2018). Feasible utopias and affective flows in the academy: A mobilisation of hope and optimism. In Garvis, S. & A. Black (Eds.), Women Activating Agency in Academia, (pp. 67-78). London: Routledge.
Charteris, J., Nye, A. & Jones, M. (2017). Wild Choreography of Affect and Ecstasy: Contentious pleasure (joussiance) in the academy. In S. Riddle, M. Harmes & P. Danaher (eds), Producing Pleasure Within the Contemporary University. Netherlands: Sense Publishers pp. 49-64.
Barker, L. Nye, A. & Charteris, J. (2017). Voice, Representation and Dirty Theory, Postcolonial Directions in Education, 6(1), 54-81.
Charteris, J., Jones, M., Nye, A. & Reyes, V. (2017). A heterotopology of the academy: mapping assemblages as possibilised heterotipias, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(4), 340-353. DOI:10.1080/09518398.2016.1250178
Nye, A., Amazan, A. & Charteris, J. (2017). Prudentia as becoming-shame: Knowledge production in southern theory research practice, Reflective Practice (1), 81-93. DOI:10.1080/14623943.2016.1251411
Nye, A. & Clark, J. (2016). 'Being and Becoming' a Researcher: Building a Reflective Environment to Create a Transformative Learning Experience for Undergraduate Students, Journal of Transformative Education, 14(4). 1-15. DOI:10.1177/1541344616655885
Nye, A., Clark, J., Bidwell, P., Deschamps, B., Frickman, L. & Green, J. (2016). Writing the (researcher) self: reflective practice and undergraduate research. Reflective Practice, 17(3), 257-269. DOI:10.1080/14623943.2016.1146577
Charteris, J., Gannon, L., Mayes, E., Nye, A. & Stephenson, L. (2016). Unraveling (in) the emotional knots of academicity: A collective biography of academic subjectivity in higher education spaces, HERDSA, 35(1). 31-44. DOI:10.1080/07294360.2015.1121209
Nye, A. (2015). Building an Academic Community Among Undergraduate Students, Distance Education. 36(1), 115-128. DOI:10.1080/01587919.2015.1019969
Nye, A., Foskey, R. & Edwards, H. (2014). "Collegial Reflection on the Meaning of Metaphors in Learning: emerging theory and practice." Studies in Continuing Education, 36(2), 132-146 DOI:10.1080/0158037X.2013.796921
Somerville, M., de Carteret, P., Edwards. H., McKay, F., McConnell-Imbriotis, A. & Nye, A. (2004). The Aesthetics of learning: the Song and Dance of the women of the Fiery Cottage. In Proceedings of the Adult Learning Australia 44th Annual Conference.
Nye, A. (2017). Rebuilding Schools After Fire. In Y. Masters & N. Rizk (Eds.). Linking Research to the Practice of Education 1(1) pp. 3-4. ISSN 2207-5151
Nye, A. (2016). ‘Working form the boot of a red Falcon’: The impact of major fires in four Australian schools. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 26(1), 83–98.
Nye, A. (2014). Connections of Place and Generation: Women Teachers in Rural Schools in NSW, Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(3), 69-81.
Conference Presentations (recent)
Nye, A. (2019). Teaching History in Australian Universities: Encounters in historical scholarship, evidence and practice. Public History, History Culture, Identity, and Pedagogy: International perspectives on opportunities for critical disciplinary thinking in History, History Educators International Research Network (HEIRNET), University of Vienna, Vienna. 2nd - 4th September.
Nye, A. and Clark, J. (2019) Teaching Migration History in Universities in Australia and Britain: Challenges and debates, Migration and History Education, International Society for History Didactics (ISHD), Tutzing, Germany. 9th – 11th September.
Nye, A. (2018). Imaginative and Enabling Pedagogies for Undergraduate Students of the History Discipline. ISSOTL 18 Towards a Learning Culture, Bergen, Norway. 24-27 October.
Nye, A. (2017). Defining and Measuring Excellence in the Teaching of History in Higher Education. History: New to Teaching Conference, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London, 12 September.
Nye, A. (2017). History’s Generations: Imagination and the open gate. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Canberra, ACT, 26-30 November.
Charteris, J., Nye, A., Jones, M. & Page, A. (2017). Affective flows in the media firestorm: Belonging, lust, resistance, and hope through the networked gaze. Association for Research in Education (AARE), Canberra, ACT, 26-30 November.
Nye, A. (2016). Researching the History Discipline in Australian Universities: three national studies, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne, VIC.
Nye, A. & Posthausen, G. (2016). Refiguring Leadership: Rebuilding Schools After Fire, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne, VIC.
Charteris, J., Jones, M. & Nye, A. (2016). Joussiance as an ecstasy of escape: Refrain in the academy, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne, VIC.
Barker, L., Charteris, J. & Nye, A. (2016). Learning Through Generations: Matrilineal Narratives of Care, AWGSA De/storying the Joint, International Biennial Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. QLD.
Nye, A. (2016). Shaping the Discipline: Teaching History in Australian Universities. Teaching History in Higher Education, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 24-25 May.
Nye, A. (2016). Global History in Australian Universities Global History Panel -Teaching History in Higher Education, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 24-25 May 2016.
Clark, J. and Nye, A. (2015). 'Surprise Me': The (im)possibilities of agency and creativity within the standards framework of History education. Teaching History: Fostering Historical Thinking Across the K–16 Continuum, University of California, Berkeley 1-2 May.
Australian Historical Association [AHA]
Professional Historians Association NSW [PHA]
Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association [AWGSA]
Society for Research in Higher Education [SRHE]
International Society for History Didactics [ISHD
Royal Historical Society (UK)
Committee memberships and other roles
Australasian History SoTL Committee
Research Training Working Group, School of Education
Equity and Diversity Research Network (Co-leader)
Armidale Pine Forest Management Committee (Secretary)