Honorary Professor Barry Golding AM
State Library Victoria Creative Fellow: Regional, 2023 : more information on this & other 2023 Fellowships at https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships/fellowship-2023
The photo above I took in mid 2019, of a shaft of light streaming into the 400 year old brick and mud dome of the Meybod iceworks in Iran. Water was frozen outside in shallow ponds in winter and brought inside for use in the extreme summer in the adjacent caravanserai (lodgings on the Silk Road) protected by the 2m thick walls.
Honorary Professor: Institution of Arts, Education & Community, Federation University, Ballarat, Australia
Honorary Patron: Australian Men’s Shed Association 2009 to 2022; recipient of the AMSA ‘Ted Donnelly’ Award, 2013 for outstanding service to the Men’s Shed Movement.
Inaugural Chair, International Men’s Shed Organisation (IMSO)
Past President and past Board member, Adult Learning Australia
Editorial Board Member, Australian Journal of Adult Learning (from 2018-22)
Past President & Life Member, current (2022) Committee Member Great Dividing Trail Association
Member, Community Reference Committee, Reconciliation Action Plan, Hepburn Shire. 2017-21; reappointed for four year term in August 2022.
‘Men learning through life’ (Book, 2014. NIACE), with Dr Annette Foley & Dr Rob Mark, UK: out of print but some new & used copies still available on line.
The Men’s Shed Movement: The Company of Men, Book. Common Ground Publishing, USA http://www.agingandsociety.com , 433 page book, Published August 2015. Available in hard copy 2022 for US$50, pdf copy US$20. Order the book online via:https://cgscholar.com/bookstore/works/the-mens-shed-movement . Copies available within Australia from Barry Golding: AUD$55 soft cover, add $10 for postage.
A new book, ‘Shoulder to Shoulder: Broadening the Men’s Shed Movement‘ is now available, published in October 2021 in the US by Common Ground Publishing.
The book (444 pages including an Index for both books) is now available for order on line, via the Common Ground Publishing website, see below, or for posting within Australia from Barry Golding for AUD$55 soft cover, $65 hard cover (add $10 for postage).
During the on and off COVID shutdowns between 2020 and 2022 I have continued researching, writing and blogging, particularly about the interactions between the environment, squatters and First Nations people, mainly in southern Dja Dja Wurrung country (central Victoria), focussed on the first five years of invasion and contact, 1836-41.
During 2023 I will be working on a research and book writing project, ‘Six Peaks Speak’ as a State Library Victoria Creative Fellow: Regional.