Dr Dany Breelle

Academic Level B

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities
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.

Dany’s research interests relate to historical and cultural geography. Currently she is Associate Researcher in the School of Humanities at Flinders University.

Her recent research interests focus on the scientific and geographical aspects of Matthew Flinders’ voyage in the Investigator, as well as geographical aspects and the broader national culture, polity and society behind the French voyages of discovery to Terra Australis/Australia.

Another of Dany’s research interests focuses on the ways the conceptions and methodologies of French geographers informed the development of their work in French Indochina.

She has several publications on these various projects.


MA University of Paris X-Nanterre (Urban Geography)
DEA Universities of Paris X-Nanterre, ParisIV-Sorbonne, CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers)
Agrégation of geography (National Competition, Ministère de l'Education Nationale)
PhD Flinders University of South Australia

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/