Position

Project Manager
College Services, Humanities, Arts and Social Sci

Biography

Jenny began working on performing arts databases in the early 90’s in her role as Research Assistant at the Performing Arts Collection of South Australia. She joined AusStage, the Australian national online resource for live performance research, when the project began in 2000 and was appointed Project Manager in 2003. During her time with AusStage the project has been successful in gaining over $4 million (AUD) in funding from the Australian Research Council, Australian National Data Service, National eResearch Architecture Taskforce, eResearch South Australia and the Australian Access Federation. Jenny is active in nurturing relationships between university researchers and cultural collections. She is currently the Deputy Chair and Secretary of the Performing Arts Heritage Network of Museums Australia and has served on that Committee for the last nine years.

Key responsibilities

AusStage Project Manager
http://www.ausstage.edu.au

Publications

  • Meyrick, J.J. and Fewster, J.E. (2018). [forthcoming] What's to Know? AusStage, and the Provoking of New Research Questions. In Nic Leonhardt, ed. The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities in Theatre and Performance. London: Routledge.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2017). AusStage - Postgraduate Day Presentation. Performing Belonging in the 21st Century. Auckland University of Technology. Jun 2017.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2017). Standards and flexibility: Developing agile data solutions to support the preservation of performing arts data and related ephemera. Modelling and Uses of Performing Arts Shows Databases. Maison du Spectacle, Brussels. Mar 2017.
  • Fewster, J.E. and White, M. (2017). Quite entertaining, Frankly: The rise and demise of Dinner Theatre. The Performing Arts Heritage Network of Museums Australia Conference. Flinders University, Adelaide. Oct 2017.
  • Fewster, J.E. and Riedzewski, R. (2017). The Use of Virtual Gallery Spaces to Showcase Items in Geographically Dispersed Performing Arts Collections. Documenting Performance 2: New Technologies. University of London, London. Nov 2017.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2016). How to catch lightning in a bottle. AusStage: preserving the ephemeral and promoting the collections. SIBMAS 2016 Copenhagen: Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User! Copenhagen, Denmark. May 2016.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2016). The importance of place: clearly identifying and disambiguating sites of performance in data sets for theatre research. IFTR 2016: Presenting the Theatrical Past. Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices. Stockholm, Sweden. Jun 2016.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2015). AusStage - Past, present and future. 2015 Peforming Arts Heritage Network of Museums Australia (PAHN) Meeting. Queensland Performing Arts Centre, South Bank. Oct 2015.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2015). Catching lightning in a bucket. AusStage - preserving the ephemeral. Teaching and Learning Australia: rethinking the archives in the Australian Humanities. Australian Centre, The University of Melbourne. Apr 2015.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2014). Who’s who? Resolving identities and matching records across data sets in theatre research. Theatre and Stratification. International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) World Congress 2014. University of Warwick, UK. Jul 2014.
  • Fewster, J.E. and Meyrick, J.J. (2014). AusStage - Postgraduate Day Presentation. Restoring Balance, Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Jun 2014.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2013). AusStage: Circus Oz in Context. Digital Acrobatics: Performing the Circus Oz Living Archive. RMIT, Melbourne. Jul 2013.
  • Fewster, J.E. and Harris, L. (2012). The Lost Theatres of Adelaide. 2015 Peforming Arts Special Interest Group of Museums Australia (PASIG) Meeting. The University of Adelaide, South Australia. Dec 2012.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2012). AusStage and performing arts collections: preserving the ephemeral. Living archives for a connected world. Research and Collections in a Connected World. Museums Australia National Conference. The University of Adelaide, South Australia. Sep 2012.
  • Bollen, J.J., Milford, E.A., Wallis, C.S. and Fewster, J.E. (2011). Aus-e-Stage Navigating Networks: Visualizing Artistic Networks in the Performing Arts. ALIA Information Online. 15th ALIA Information Online conference. Sydney, Australia.
  • Bollen, J.J. and Fewster, J.E. (2011). AusStage and the research process. Transcultural, Transnational, Transformation. Australasian Drama Studies Association. Monash Univesity, Victoria.
  • Baston, K. and Fewster, J.E. (2011). SAMMA goes to the circus: mobile digitisation and the Circus Oz Living Archive. RAISING THE STANDARDS CONFERENCE 2011. National Library of Australia, Canberra. Nov 2011.
  • Dunstone, B., Grehan, H., Bollen, J.J. and Fewster, J.E. (2011). Crossing Frontiers: The interface between contemporary e-cartography and late C19th live entertainment on the WA Goldfields. At the Frontier. Museums Australia National Conference. Perth, WA. Nov 2011.
  • Fewster, J.E. and Bollen, J.J. (2011). AusStage by numbers: visualising the dataset. 2015 Peforming Arts Special Interest Group of Museums Australia (PAHN) Meetin1. Canberra, ACT. Nov 2011.
  • Bollen, J.J., Wallis, C.S., Milford, E.A. and Fewster, J.E. (2010). Aus-e-Stage Mapping Events. eResearch Australasia 2010. Gold Coast, QLD. Nov 2010.
  • Hartog, J. and White, J.E. (2003). AusStage: The New Interface. In Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. ADSA. ADSA 2003. Brisbane, Qld.
  • Hartog, J. and White, J.E. (2003). AusStage: The New Interface. In Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG) PASIG. PASIG 2003. Perth, WA. May 2003.
  • Hartog, J. and White, J.E. (2002). Analytical Data Verification on Net-based Data Systems. In Australia's Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG) Australian Museums and Galleries Online. PASIG 2002. Adelaide, SA.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2017). The Show Must Go On. Stage Whispers, 26(2) pp. 56-57.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2017). Theatres on Fire: The Victorian Curse. Stage Whispers, 26(4) pp. 56-57.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2016). When Cowboys and Indians Ran Wild on Australian Stages. Stage Whispers, 25(2) pp. 36-37.
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  • Fewster, J.E. (2016). When Police Censored Theatre. Stage Whispers, 25(6) pp. 34-36.
  • Bollen, J., Holledge, J., Hartog, J., Meyrick, J. and Fewster, J. (2013). AusStage. Adelaide, SA
  • Fewster, J.E. and White, M. (2017). Quite entertaining, Frankly: The rise and demise of Dinner Theatre. The Performing Arts Heritage Network of Museums Australia Conference. Flinders University, Adelaide. Oct 2017.
  • Fewster, J.E. and Riedzewski, R. (2017). The Use of Virtual Gallery Spaces to Showcase Items in Geographically Dispersed Performing Arts Collections. Documenting Performance 2: New Technologies. University of London, London. Nov 2017.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2017). Standards and flexibility: Developing agile data solutions to support the preservation of performing arts data and related ephemera. Modelling and Uses of Performing Arts Shows Databases. Maison du Spectacle, Brussels. Mar 2017.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2017). AusStage - Postgraduate Day Presentation. Performing Belonging in the 21st Century. Auckland University of Technology. Jun 2017.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2016). How to catch lightning in a bottle. AusStage: preserving the ephemeral and promoting the collections. SIBMAS 2016 Copenhagen: Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User! Copenhagen, Denmark. May 2016.
  • Meyrick, J.J. and Fewster, J.E. (2018). [forthcoming] What's to Know? AusStage, and the Provoking of New Research Questions. In Nic Leonhardt, ed. The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities in Theatre and Performance. London: Routledge.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2017). Theatres on Fire: The Victorian Curse. Stage Whispers, 26(4) pp. 56-57.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2017). The Show Must Go On. Stage Whispers, 26(2) pp. 56-57.
  • Fewster, J.E. (2016). When Cowboys and Indians Ran Wild on Australian Stages. Stage Whispers, 25(2) pp. 36-37.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Fewster, J.E. (2016). When Police Censored Theatre. Stage Whispers, 25(6) pp. 34-36.

Professional and community engagement

Jenny is the Deputy Chair and Secretary of the Performing Arts Heritage Network of Museums Australia.

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