Joy McCann is an Australian environmental and social historian with research interests in rural landscapes, social memory and place attachment, the cultural dimensions of science and technology, and the role of oceans in settler societies. Joy completed her PhD at the ANU in 2006 on contested environmental relationships in Australia’s wheatlands, and she is currently writing a history of the Southern Ocean from an Australian perspective. Joy has extensive experience as a public historian in the heritage, museum and library sectors, most recently working as a senior researcher in the Australian Parliamentary Library.