CLARE WRIGHT / CO-HOST
Clare is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster who has worked in academia, politics and the media. A first generation migrant to Australia, Clare’s expertise is in Australian history, with a spotlight on the history of women’s political activism, the social history of alcohol, the gold rush and mining. Her research focuses on Australian national identity, historical consciousness, democracy and gender politics. Clare’s widely read and praised books include the Stella Prize-winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka which is being adapted for a television drama series. Her latest, You Daughters of Freedom is the second instalment of Clare’s Democracy Trilogy. Clare has written and presented history documentaries for ABC television and hosts the ABC Radio National history podcast, Shooting the Past. Clare’s first love is history communication. And archives.
YVES REES / CO-HOST
Yves is an award-winning historian based at La Trobe University. A settler Australian living and working on Wurundjeri land, Yves has published widely across Australian gender, transnational and economic history and is a regular contributor to The Conversation and ABC radio. Yves has degrees from the University of Melbourne, University College London and the Australian National University, and previously worked at the University of Sydney. Yves is the co-editor of Transnationalism, Nationalism and Australian History (Palgrave, 2017) and their first monograph Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian Women and the American Century is forthcoming with Nebraska University Press.
MATTHEW SMITH / PRODUCER / EDITOR
Matt Smith makes podcasts and occasionally writes. He is known for producing the podcast series Emperors of Rome, When in Rome, Asia Rising and now Archive Fever. He’s an occasional contributor to ABC Radio National, and has been stopped by airport security with suspicious looking microphones seven times.
CLAIRE GOLAN / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Claire is a fourth-year student of English Literature and American History at Smith College in Northmapton, MA, USA. She’s got the fever… ARCHIVE FEVER!
JACQUES DERRIDA / PATRON SAINT OF ARCHIVE FEVER
French philosopher Jacque Derrida published his prolific work Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression in 1995. Looking for some Derrida content? Here he is defining deconstruction, and here he is discussing the fear of writing. Need an even bigger Derrida hit? Here’s an hour-and-a-half long Derrida documentary. Go wild!