Dr Steven Cooke

COOKE, SSteve is a cultural and historical geographer with interests in heritage, memory and identity, particularly the management of dark or dissonant heritage, Holocaust museums, memorials and sites, and Historic Urban Landscapes.  Steve spent five years in Higher Education in the UK, first as a Research Fellow and then as a lecturer in Historical and Cultural Geography at the University of Hull. Between 2002 and 2011 he  worked in the some of Victoria’s most significant places, including the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Melbourne Maritime Museum – Polly Woodside and the Shrine of Remembrance.

He is a senior lecturer in Cultural Heritage and course director for the cultural heritage and museum studies program at Deakin.  He is also currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Winchester in the UK.

He is the author of two recent books: The Sweetland Project – remembering Gallipoli in the Shrine of Nunawading (2015 ASP) and The Interior of our Memories. A history of Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre (with Donna-Lee Frieze; 2015 Hybrid)

Steve is the Editor of Historic Environment, the journal of Australia ICOMOS

See Steve’s  publications, grants and HDR students


Dr Donna-Lee Frieze and Dr Steven Cooke’s Recent Publication Receives Commendation in Victorian Community History Awards – October 2016

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze’s and Dr Steven Cooke’s Recent Journal Article – April 2016