Research Profile: Amanda Burritt

Dr Amanda Burritt,


Research Interests

Amanda Burritt is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Divinity and she lectures in History and Religious Education.

She is a cultural historian whose work also explores intersections with pedagogy, literacy and identity. Amanda has developed these fields of enquiry through her research and teaching at the Graduate School of Education (University of Melbourne), the National Gallery of Victoria, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and as an educator in secondary schools.

Amanda’s PhD thesis, Visualising Britain’s Holy Land, was completed in 2016 in the School of Historical, Philosophical and International Studies at Monash University and published in 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan in the History series Britain and the World as the monograph, Visualising Britain’s Holy Land in the Nineteenth Century. In addition to a PhD she holds the academic qualifications of Master of Education (University of Melbourne), Diploma in Education (University of Melbourne), Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (University of Melbourne) and Bachelor of Theology (Melbourne College of Divinity)

Her current research includes the relationship between Near Eastern archaeology and religious thought in nineteenth century Britain and representations of Jesus in Australian Religious Education curriculum in the mid twentieth century.

Amanda is a parishioner of the Anglican Parish of Christ Church, South Yarra, where she is a member of Parish Council.

Research Supervision

Amanda welcomes research proposals dealing with aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century British and Australian intellectual and religious history, including visual and material culture and Religious Education and religious and multi-faith literacy.

Recent Publications