Dr Baynham has been a lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle, having received her doctorate from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her primary research interests are in the areas of Greek history, Greek and Roman historiography and Greek and Roman art; in particular, the reign of Alexander the Great and his Successors. Her articles have appeared in Classical Quarterly (Oxford) and European and North American journals and in several edited collections of thematic studies.
Dr Bellemore's main research interest lies in the historiography of the Late Roman Republic and the Julio-Claudian period. She has published a book on the Early Imperial writer Nicolaus of Damascus, and articles on Cicero, Valerius Maximus, Josephus, Plutarch, Appian and Dio Cassius. She has also published research on The Plague of Athens, as presented by Thucydides. Dr Bellemore also has a special research interest in teaching Latin to beginners. Dr Bellemore teaches in two main historical areas, Greek and Roman. She has taught courses covering the periods: Late Bronze Age Aegean, Archaic Greece, Fifth century Athens, Middle Roman Republic, Late Roman Republic, and Early Roman Empire (until the end of the Julio-Claudian regime). Dr Bellemore has also taught lierature in translation and Mythology. In addition, Dr Bellemore has taught Latin at all levels and also Greek.
Dr Dwyer studied in Perth, Paris and Berlin before receiving his doctorate from the University of Western Australia. His primary research interest is eighteenth-century Europe with particular emphasis on the Napoleonic Empire. His articles have appeared in the International History Review, German History, the European History Quarterly, and French History. He is currently writing a two-volume biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. He currently holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (2008) for a study on Veteran Culture and the Military memoirs of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
My academic background is in secondary teaching (English/History), and then a PhD completed in 1998: "A history of secondary education in revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1989, from a world-systems perspective". This research reflects my primary teaching and research interests in equity, social justice, and the potential contribution of education to building an alternative, more democratic, just and equitable world-system.
Interests in race, gender and colonialism with particular reference to Australia, the US, and South-East Asia; interested in cultural sources and histories including theatre, dance, domestic homewares, and cartoons. Several current projects including: Domestic Subversions: Maternalism and Cross-Cultural Histories (ARC Discovery Project, 2006-2008). This project is a wide ranging study of domestic service and relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in colonial/postcolonial histories. Out on the Domestic Frontier. Related to the broader ARC this is a pilot study of Native American domestic service histories, specifically of the 'Outing programs' that operated from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century in the US. Blackman/Waijin: Collaborative research project with Professor John Maynard on intermarriage between Aboriginal men and white women. Dancing in the Dust. Council of State Libraries Fellowship researching choreographer Beth Dean and her 1954 ballet, Corroboree, in the context of broader project on white women and cultural appropriation, and use of dance/choreology as an historical source.
Prof. Peter Hempenstall
Peter Hempenstall has a specialist interest in the history of colonial empires in the Pacific, as well as in Australian and New Zealand social and religious history. His major research has focused on the patterns of European colonial rule in the Pacific, especially the German empire in the early 20th century and he has published several books on these topics. He has just edited for publication with Target Oceania the 1948 postgraduate thesis of Derek Freeman, the controversial anthropologist, who worked in Samoa in the 1940s and later challenged Margaret Mead's findings on the nature of adolescent social growth. Peter Hempenstall is also a biographer. He has published an acclaimed biography of the Australian radical Anglican Bishop, Ernest Burgmann, The Meddlesome Priest. A life of Ernest Burgmann, and in 2005 his experimental co-written biography of Wilhelm Solf, The Lost Man, was published. He is able to supervise research in: Pacific Island topics: colonial empires, race relations, religious/mission history, and; Australian history topics: religious history, race relations, trans-Tasman social history themes.
Dr Markwick lectures in modern European history, including a senior course on "Fascism, War and Genocide". A graduate of the Australian National, Melbourne and Sydney Universities, in 1995 he was awarded his PhD by the University of Sydney. He is the author of Rewriting History in Soviet Russia: The Politics of Revisionist Historiography 1956-74 (Palgrave 2001), which won The Alexander Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies for 2001. He is also the co-author, with Graeme Gill, of Russia's Stillborn Democracy? From Gorbachev to Yeltsin (Oxford University Press, 2000). He is currently researching the role of Soviet women in the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45, with a particular emphasis on popular motivation for fighting fascism.
My research interests include Australian history, film and history, history of Australian education, and childhood and youth histories, encompassing gender, race, and class perspectives. Recently I have been focusing on the history of Australian feature file representations of education, childhood and youth. My research has been published internationally and nationally. I am Secretary of the International Australian Studies Association and Reviews Editor for the History of Education Review. In December 2007 I was awarded a New South Wales Quality Teaching Award.
Dr Neil Morpeth was born and educated at Sydney, Australia. His research interests are concerned with Western traditions of thought and their legacies. Neil has been been teaching in Classics and actively lecturing in various history of ideas' fields since 1979. He is now the Program Co-ordinator of Short Programs/Bridging Corses, an innovative program of introductory tertiary studies introduced by the University of Newcastle to enable continuing, new and previously unqualified students with peronsal and educational disadvantage to study full-time. His publications include "The Pen and the Sword: Marc Bloch's Victory in Strange Defeat - History as Human Conservation" in Golz, Keck and Mayrhofer (eds.) Humaniserung Der Bildung (2001), and his book Thucydides' War: Accounting For The Faces of Conflict will be published by George Olms Verlag in late 2006.
Dr Barry Morris has contributed years of research into indigenous issues and race relations in Australia. His approach has developed out of the insight that it is necessary to explore the cultural logic that has informed exclusionary practices in Australia rather than liberal approaches couched in more universal expressions of social or civil rights and, more recently, human rights. Dr Morris has contributed to an increased international and theoretical interest in localised as well as national expressions and practices of social exclusion and inclusion. He is currently an Academic Research Member of the Wollongong-Newcastle Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS).
Michael Ondaatje's research centres on African American history, with a particular emphasis on black conservatism and the civil rights movement. His forthcoming book, Black Conservative Intellectuals in Modern America, is due for release with Penn Press in early 2009. He is currently working on a biography of the US civil rights leader James Farmer, the man who introduced Gandhian techniques of nonviolence to the black freedom movement in America. Michael situates this research within the broader global context of social division and conflict created by race, class and economics.
Dr Reynolds was born in Sydney and earned his Ph.D at the University of Newcastle. He won the Evatt Foundation International Essay Competition in 1988 and was later commissioned to co-author the Foundation’s centennial biography of Evatt - Doc Evatt: Patriot, Internationalist, Fighter and Scholar. He has published numerous articles on Australian foreign and defence policies with an emphasis on developments since 1939. His most recent work is the monograph Australia’s Bid for the Atomic Bomb published by Melbourne University Press, 2000.Wayne teaches Australian history at first year, and teaches courses in foreign relations at upper level and Honours level.
B.A. Dip. Ed (Sydney), PhD (Macquarie), D. Univ (Uni SA), is Honorary Conjoint Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has held academic posts as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in comparative social history at Griffith University (1977-1986), as Reader and Professor in Women's Studies at Flinders University (1986-1988) and as Foundation Chair of Australian Studies at the University of Newcastle (1998-2005). She has held Visiting Fellowships in the Genocide Studies Program at Yale; in Women's Studies and Canadian Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada; and in Australian history at the Australian National University in Canberra, at the University of Melbourne, the University of Tasmania, Macquarie University, and the University of Technology, Sydney. Her best known text, The Aboriginal Tasmanians, first published in 1981, with a second edition in 1996, broke new ground in arguing for the survivial of the Tasmanian Aborigines in the 20th Century. Other publications include articles on public policy and Australian Aborigines, Aboriginal-settler conflict on the Australian colonial frontier and biographical studies of Truganini and G.A. Robinson. She has also been a consultant to Australian Indigenous groups and the Australian and Tasmanian governments about Aboriginal land rights in Tasmania, the repatriation of Tasmanian Aboriginal human remains from museums and on Tasmanian Aboriginal political representation. In 2007, she has completed new research into evidence of massacre on the colonial frontier in Tasmania for the Journal of Genocide Research and the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Journal; prepared the entry on Tasmania for the International Online Encyclopaedia of Massacre and Genocide; and a chapter on the historiography of G.A. Robinson for a volume of Companion Essays to mark the republication of his Tasmanian journals.