Projects per year
Viviane is a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow working on a project to design a framework for culturally-sensitive and gender-sensitive information dissemination and preservation in developing countries, with a focus on disadvantaged rural communities in Bangladesh.
Viviane is a researcher with a multidisciplinary expertise in archival science, political science, Asian studies and community informatics. She received a PhD in Political Science from Monash University (2000) and an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Kent, UK (1991). She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management with specialisations in Archives and Recordkeeping and in Library and Information Science from Monash University (2015). Since 2015, she has occupied teaching and research positions in the Faculty of Information Technology, including as a Research Fellow on the PROTIC project, a community-informatics project in collaboration with Oxfam in Bangladesh, from September 2017 to March 2020.
Viviane is the author of 1 book, 2 monographs and 17 journal articles, most of them as single author. She has published in English and in French.
She has received several grants including:
- 2021-2023, Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellowship: $399,429
- 2020, Advancing Women’s Research Success Grant: $11,000 for her research on digital preservation in Francophone countries.
- 2019, White Fund Grant: $13,500 for her project “Lost in translation: A comparative study of French and Australian archival theories and practices”.
Viviane is General Editor of Archives and Manuscripts, and guest editor of a special issue on “Scholarly and Professional Communication in Archives: Archival Traditions and Languages” with Emeritus Professor Eric Ketelaar (University of Amsterdam). She also guest-edited 2 special issues of Archival Science on “Archives in a Changing Climate” with Associate Professor Fiorella Foscarini (University of Toronto).
Viviane’s research interests include archival theory; the impact of cultural and linguistic influences on the management and preservation of digital information; and documentation systems that help rural communities and disadvantaged communities to preserve information in formats that will meet their needs for the short and long terms.
Monash teaching commitment
As a lecturer, Viviane has taught the following units in the Master of Business Information Systems:
FIT5105 Information Access
FIT5106 Information Organisation
FIT5107 Recordkeeping Informatics
FIT5205 Data in Society
FIT5206 Digital Continuity
Embracing the diversity: teaching recordkeeping concepts to students from different cultural and linguistic backgroundsFrings-Hessami, V., 2021, Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue: 16th International Conference, iConference 2021 Beijing, China, March 17–31, 2021 Proceedings, Part I. Toeppe, K., Yan, H. & Chu, S. K. W. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 541-550 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 12645).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper › Research
Frings-Hessami, V., 27 Apr 2021, In: Archives & Manuscripts. p. 1-7 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
The societal embeddedness of records: teaching the meaning of the fourth dimension of the Records Continuum Model in different cultural contextsFrings-Hessami, V., Jun 2021, In: Archival Science. 21, p. 139–154 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Documentation in a community informatics project: the creation and sharing of information by women in BangladeshFrings-Hessami, V., Sarker, A., Oliver, G. & Anwar, M., 2020, In: Journal of Documentation. 76, 2, p. 552-570 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Empowering women through access to information: the sustainability of a community informatics project in BangladeshAnwar, M. & Frings-Hessami, V., 2020, Sustainable Digital Communities : 15th International Conference, iConference 2020 Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020 Proceedings. Sundqvist, A., Berget, G., Skjerdingstad, K. I. & Nolin, J. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 3-14 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; vol. 12051 ).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper › Research › peer-review