Julie Holledge

Emeritus Professor Julie Holledge

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2017
  • Section(s): Arts


Julie Holledge is an award-winning academic scholar and theatre director who pioneered the research fields of feminist theatre historiography and suffrage theatre. Through her scholarship and innovative theatrical practices, Julie has enriched professional theatre in Australia having directed over 22 theatre productions and worked as a dramaturgical adviser on a further 12 theatre and dance productions. She has also been instrumental in the export of the online database AusStage to Norway to create IbsenStage, a performance database that holds records of 20,000 global productions of the plays of Henrik Ibsen. The author of three books, 11 book chapters, and numerous articles, essays and governments reports, she has also been Chief Investigator on projects funded by the Norwegian and Korean research councils and her theatre practice has been funded through the Arts Council of Great Britain, Arts South Australia, the Australia Council, ARC Discovery, Community Aid Abroad, the Japan Foundation, the Australia-Korea Foundation, DFAT, and the Myer Foundation. Currently Professor Emeritus of Drama at Flinders University, Professor Holledge’s international standing as a scholar has been recognised with appointments as Professor at the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo and Distinguished Professor at the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) at the Open University of Hong Kong.

Acknowledgement of Country

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