Project officer, University of Tasmania

Dr Imogen Wegman is currently based at the University of Tasmania as a historical researcher on several different projects. As a project officer on the 'Restoring Dignity: Networked Knowledge for Repatriation Communities’ (led by the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University), she is involved in understanding nineteenth-century anthropologist and collector networks.

Imogen completed her PhD, using GIS to examine colonial Tasmanian land granting practices and patterns, at the University of Tasmania. She holds an MA in Landscape History from the University of East Anglia. Her dissertation explained the phenomenon known as 'common-edge drift' - the movement of village buildings away from the church to the common edges in the Medieval period. Previously she completed her BA LLB (history and German) at the University of Tasmania.

Imogen has a passion for public history, and has extensive experience in speaking to audiences of all backgrounds. She's run workshops for school students, works part-time as a tour guide, regularly presents to academic and general groups, and is a co-founder of Hobart's Pint of History events.


  • 2018–present
    Researcher, University of Tasmania
  • 2014–2018
    Assistant researcher/tutor, University of Tasmania


  • 2018 
    University of Tasmania, PhD in History
  • 2013 
    University of East Anglia, MA in Landscape History
  • 2012 
    University of Tasmania, BA LLB


  • 2016
    Common Edge Drift in Norfolk, Norfolk Archaeology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Australian Bicentennial Scholarship
    GIS Analyst and Researcher, Digital Panopticon
    Funding Source:
    Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London
  • 2016
    AHA/Copyright Agency Bursary
    Conference funding and mentorship
    Funding Source:
    Australian Historical Association
  • 2015
    Lloyd Robson Memorial Australian History Scholarship
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    University of Tasmania
  • 2014
    Australian Postgraduate Award / Research Training Program
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Commonwealth of Australia

Professional Memberships

  • Tasmanian Historical Research Association
  • Australian Historical Association

Research Areas

  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Historical Studies (2103)