Jared van Duinen researches and lectures in History at Charles Sturt University. His research is concerned with exploring the dialogic relationship between history and creative practice. To this end, he is interested in the ways in which creative practice relates to the study and presentation of history as well as how history (ie. the past) is presented in creative practice. In particular, he explores how creative practice and historical practice may complement and collaborate in order to tell more creative histories. That is, how may historical fiction, film and popular history combine with scholarly history to present a creative and academically rigorous narrative of the past.
He has previously published on the history of pulp fiction and is currently working on a work of historical fantasy that enmeshes scholarly historical practice within a work of fantasy fiction.