Cultural Historian

Virginia Kenny is an independent cultural historian with active connections to the School of Humanities (English) at the University of Adelaide. She is currently a visiting research fellow at the University of Adelaide.


Virginia received her PhD in English Literature and the Benham Prize for English Literature in 1976.

Current Work

Completing a sequel to The Country-House Ethos linking insights from the symbolism used to normalize emerging market economy in the 17th-18th centuries as part of a continuum of social cohesion into the twentyfirst century.

The working title Globalizing psyche: Symbol shift from myth to the corporatization of institutions, suggests the historical depth and cultural scope called for in such project about the implications of ontological shift in the brain-culture environment of changing times.


Publications (some chapters in books)

Other academic activities

Numerous talks and papers on: