About

I’m Dr Brett Holman, a historian living in Melbourne, Australia. My research interests primarily revolve around the place of aviation in British society and culture in the first half of the 20th century. In part this means trying to understand how the British people responded to the threat of strategic bombing, the fabled ‘knock-out blow from the air’, as well as how they responded to the reality of bombing by German Zeppelins and Gothas during the First World War. I am also very interested in aerial theatre, the spectacular use of aircraft in flight as entertainment, for example in air displays such as the RAF Display at Hendon in the 1920s and 1930s. I’m also a partner investigator on the ARC Linkage Project LP160101232, ‘Heritage of the air: how aviation transformed Australia’.

Education

PhD in history, University of Melbourne, 2009.

Other Publications

See https://airminded.org/publications.

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