"I am a postmodern historian – in that I believe that no history is ever objective and that an element of the imaginary is necessary in the practise and sharing of history." - Beth Daniele Kicinski
My key research interests are:
- The role of industrial heritage in regional identity
- Methodology in the practice of Australian History
I practise public history, through a mixture of historical archaeology and industrial archaeology. This involves looking at manufacturing, especially the nineteenth-century foundries and engineers of Ballarat and district.
I work at no1historychick - a business undertaking all-digital heritage research, publication and production.
- Education - enterprise learning
- Research - archival research, documentary research, online research
- Publishing - e-books, e-documents, online publishing
- Production - short documentary videos
- History - historian, Ballarat historian, cultural historian, digital historian, family historian, political history, public historian, Colonial history
- Heritage - industrial heritage, metalworking heritage
- Genealogy - genealogist, record agent, family ancestry
My post-secondary education includes:
- School of Mines and Industries, Ballarat
- Diploma of Resource Management (Natural Resource Management) (first year only)
- University of Ballarat
- Diploma of Fire Technology (Fire & Explosions Investigations)
- Bachelor of Mathematical Science (first year only)
- Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (History major, Literature minor) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
- Federation University Australia
- Doctor of Philosophy by research (currently undertaking)
- FUA History Society (formerly UB History Society) (Founding participant, August 2011-now)
- Buninyong & District Historical Society (President, October 2013-October 2014; Vice President, October 2012-October 2013)
- Central Highlands Historical Association (Secretary, October 2013-October 2014)
- Beth D Kicinski. Forging Ballarat: An industrial transformation recorded in the pages of the Ballarat newspaper The Star from 1855 to 1864. (Honours dissertation.) University of Ballarat, May 2013.
- Beth D Kicinski, Ian D Clark and Teigan Arthur. 'The death of a hutkeeper near Geelong in 1840: a new investigative approach.' Victorian Historical Journal, Vol 84, No 2, November 2013.
- Ian D Clark and Beth D Kicinski. 'A letter home to Scotland from Warrenheip in April 1857: Insights into life in a railway survey camp.' Victorian Historical Journal, Vol 86, No 2, December 2015.