History of cities and city cultures
Contemporary global history
Impact of economic, social and cultural change on cities
History of pop music in Melbourne
Seamus is a member of academic staff in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. He teaches mainly contemporary history, especially the history of cities and city cultures, contemporary global history, urban history and British history.
His research mainly revolves around the impact of economic, social and cultural change on cities in Australia and elsewhere in the world in the twentieth century. Seamus is currently working on a project about the history of pop music in Melbourne from the 1960s to the present. He is also involved in research on Australian urbanism and water use for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and an emerging project on the rise and fall of the manufacturing industry in twentieth century Melbourne.
Seamus O'Hanlon's Articles
The pounding heart of a music city
The rich history of Melbourne pop music is being documented – along with the cultural conditions that gave rise to it.
One bad Apple?
Granting the technology giant access to Federation Square is a shortsighted move that will have long-term negative implications for Melbourne.