James Bennett is a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle. His most significant recent achievement involves co-editing the diverse collection, "Radical Newcastle", detailing stories from Newcastle and the Hunter's submerged 'radical' past and present.The book will be launched at the Newcastle Writers' Festival on Sunday, 22 March. In 2011 he co-edited "Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand" (I.B. Tauris).
He has had articles published in many national and international journals on labour history, war and society, transnational history, sexual history, and film and history with a particular focus on New Zealand and Australia.
Recent articles in the Journal of Australian Studies, Journal of New Zealand Studies and Continuum have been on visual representations of the First World War with a particular emphasis on the documentary form.
He is co-convenor of the conference, 'The First World War: Local, Global and Imperial Perspectives' which will be held in Newcastle from 25 to 27 March, 2015.