Dr Dany Breelle

Research Associate

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dany was born in France and educated in Paris. She taught history and geography for 11 years within French National Education. She completed a PhD at Flinders University in 2003.

Since then she has taught and contributed to research at both Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. Her research interests related to cultural and historical geography.

MA ParisX
DEA Paris X, ParisIV-Sorbonne, CNAM
Agrégation (National Competition, Ministère de l'Education Nationale)
PhD Flinders University of South Australia
Research expertise
Human geography
Research interests

At present I am working on four topics.

  • Understanding the work of the two geographers Charles Boullanger and Pierre Faure who accompanied the Baudin expedition,
  • The scientific and geographical aspects of Matthew Flinders' voyage in the Investigator.
  • The British and French connections of Australian toponymy.
  • The conceptions and methodologies that French geographers developed in French Indochina, their French and colonial links as well as their connections with the discourse and practices of Vietnamese scholars until today.

Further information

Journal Articles and book review

The art of science: Nicolas Baudin's voyagers 1800 - 1804 [Book Review] [online]. Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, No. 45, Nov 2017: 131-132. Availability: <https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=286791451641677;res=IELAPA>ISSN: 0312-9640. [cited 23 Apr 19].

L’art au service de la science : retour sur l’incroyable expédition Baudin (1800-1804), The Conversation, 28/07/2016.

"Friday essay : the voyage of Nicolas Baudin and the ‘art in the service of science’ ", The Conversation, 7/07/2016.

Thesis title

The Regional Discourse of French Geography: The theses of Charles Robequain and Pierre Gourou in the Context of Indochina Supervisors: Dean Forbes and Alaric Maude

Online available: http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-00363032/fr/

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