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Mike Jones

Postdoctoral Fellow—Indigenous and Colonial Histories, University of Tasmania

Dr Mike Jones is an archivist, historian, and collections consultant. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tasmania, and an Honorary Lecturer at the Australian National University. His interdisciplinary research explores relationships within and between collections, archives, and people.

He works on subjects including: the history of museums, collections and collections documentation; digital humanities approaches to history, collections, and archives; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and collections; the relationship between archives, collections, and history; the digital management and dissemination of collections-based knowledge; and the relationality of knowledge.

Throughout his career Mike has demonstrated a commitment to utilising digital technologies to benefit, support, and inform communities and the general public.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Australian National University
  • 2014–2019
    Consultant Research Archivist, The University of Melbourne
  • 2008–2014
    Project Archivist/Senior Research Archivist, The University of Melbourne


  • 2019 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2002 
    The University of Edinburgh, Masters (Research)
  • 1999 
    The University of Melbourne, BA (Hons.)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Society of Archivists
  • Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
  • International Council of Museums
  • International Council on Archives
  • Australian Historical Association
  • Australian Museum and Galleries Association