Project Publications

  • Stein, JA, 2018, ‘Don’t be too quick to dismiss ‘dying trades’, those skills are still in demand’, The Conversation, 6 December. Online
  • Stein, JA, 2018, ‘Conversations in the Shadows of Australian Manufacturing’, HistoryLab article accompanying the Invisible Hands podcast, 4 December. Online.
  • Stein, JA 2017, ‘The Political Imaginaries of 3D Printing: Prompting Mainstream Awareness of Design and Making’, Design and Culture, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 3-27.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher’s site
  • Stein, JA 2017, ‘Labor, entrepreneurialism and the creative economy in neoliberal times’ (review), Fashion Theory, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 609-615.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher’s site
  • Stein, JA 2017, ‘Is 2017 the year to ditch the term ‘innovation’?’, The Conversation, 19 January. Online



  • Stein, JA 2018, ‘Retraining the ‘last generation’ trades: Hot metal compositors and engineering patternmakers in Australia’, Production of Information Technologies: Media Markets and Labour in the Twentieth Century [invited paper, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the German Research Foundation (DFG)], Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, April.
  • Stein, JA, 2018, ‘The Historian as Document Producer: A Critical Reflection on the Production of Oral History Timed Summaries’, What is a Document? A Workshop on Documentation, Records and Evidence, 8-9 November, UTS.
  • Stein, JA, Simpson, AVBerti, M & Hermens, A 2017, ”Keeping the axe workshop going’: Australian manufacturing and the hidden maintenance of historical practices’, The Maintainers II: Labor, Technology and Social Order, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, April, View/Download from: UTS OPUS



Publications update:

My book, Just Finishing: Voices of Industrial Craft is currently in development, and an article is currently under review at the Journal of Design History.


If anything is behind a paywall or not available online, please get in touch and ask, I’m happy to share.