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Professor, Architecture, The University of Melbourne

Prof Hannah Lewi's areas of expertise lie in architectural design, history and theory. Her research interests include Australian and modern history, heritage and place-making, and new media for publishing history. She teaches 19th- and 20th-century history and design; architectural, heritage and urban theory; and research supervision.

Hannah has been a past President of SAHANZ (Society of Architectural Historians of AusNZ) and past co-editor of Fabrications Journal; current vice-chair of DOCOMOMO Australia and co-director of ACAHUCH - The Australian Centre for Architecture History and Urban and Cultural Heritage at the University of Melbourne.

She has written extensively on the design and history of pools in Australia, including being the historical advisor to the 2016 Biennale team for 'The Pool' catalogues. Her other current research activities include co-investigator on an ARC Discovery project on the history of Modern campus building in Australia, and has recently published the co-edited book Australia Modern: Architecture Landscape and Design, Thames & Hudson, and the Routledge Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries Libraries Archives Museums and Heritage Sites.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, University of Melbourne