Associate Professor Neil Morpeth

Associate Professor

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies

Career Summary

Biography

My research output has always aimed for a small but high quality output.In this academic context and spirit,my position in Humanities &Social Science(Classics)and major academic role as Convenor of Short Programs/Bridging Courses(ELFSC/DVC-Academic division) have directly influenced my aim to produce small but qualitatively good research outcomes.The researcher's disciplinary fields of scholarly research and distinctive published outcomes can be characterized by the following descriptors: (1) intellectual traditions of thought; (2) Classical Greek history and historiography; (3) the history of ideas and history of philosophy. The researcher has achieved a qualitative research output in the broad research field of intellectual traditions of thought and the history of ideas.My recent book ,Thucydides' War:Accounting for the Faces of Conflict has received a detailed,generous and balanced review in the prestigious Bryn Mawr Classical Review.Earlier, the manuscript had also been critically and favourably assessed for publication by the editorial board of the highly regarded academic European and German publisher, Georg Olms Verlag. This intellectual traditions of thought research examines the dymanics of writing history in and about once contemporary worlds,its intellectual journeys through time, and impact upon twentieth century letters and society.Better understanding our own,often warring,contemporary world requires researchers to come to grips with the dynamics of traditions of thought and their usage and abusage through time.My research has the twin aims of being engagingly educative and scholarly.

Research Expertise
• Contemporary history and the idea of a new interdisciplinary literary genre;
• Classical traditions and legacies – writing for the future in a precarious present-tense historical world. Marc Bloch’s contemporaneous writings and histories, Strange Defeat and The Historian’s Craft, and writing on traditions of thought are not often viewed as a synergy nor given the urgent, comparative enquiry they deserve. The renowned French historian, Marc Bloch, is well known internationally for his work on Feudal Society and as one of two key founders of the Annales School of History. However, no thorough, thematic study has been conducted on his contemporaneous writings and especially those written in July 1940-1942 as an insight into his very particular, complex, subtle deployment of traditions of thought – ancient and modern. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Classical Greek history and historiography
  • History of Ideas
  • History of Philosophy
  • Intellectual traditions of thought

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210302Asian History30
210304Biography35
210306Classical Greek and Roman History35

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member and Guest SpeakerAustralian College of Education
Australia
Member - Australasian Society For Classical StudiesAustralasian Society for Classical Studies
Australia
Member of the Governing Board (Forum) -The European LegacyInternational Society for the Study of European Ideas
Australia
Member - International Standing Committee for the History of EducationInternational Standing Committee for the History of Education
Australia

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2007National Conference-History Teachers Assoc.of Australia 3rd Oct.
Organisation: History Teachers'Assoc.NSW Description: As a result of my recent published book,Thucydides'War, and my writing,reviewing and refereeing for The European Legacy,I received an invitation to speak on "Thucydides and the history of ideas".As a guest speaker I was paid for my invited presentation.2.Invited referee for journal,Issues in Educational Research,2007,re"Teachers' conceptions of the nature of history".
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Morpeth NA, Thucydides' War: Accounting for the Faces of Conflict, Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, Germany, 348 (2006) [A1]

Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Morpeth NA, ''The individual' in history and history in general: Alcibiades, philosophical history and ideas in contest', Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator, Bristol Classical Press, London 200-213 (2012) [B1]
2001Morpeth NA, 'The Pen and the Sword: Marc Bloch's Victory in 'Strange Defeat' - History as Human Conservation', Humaniesierung Der Bilding Jahrbuch 2001, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 264-284 (2001) [B1]
1999Morpeth NA, 'Imagine the Genii and the Historians: The Legacy of Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre', Variete: perspectives in French literature, society and culture, Peter Lang, Frankfurt 137-154 (1999) [B1]
1999Morpeth NA, 'Thucydides as Teacher of Contemporary History: The Philosopher/Historian?s Encounter with History?s Faces of War', Humanisierung der Bildung, Jahrbuch 1999 der IAHB, Peter Lang, Frankfurt 78-110 (1999) [B1]
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Journal article (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Morpeth NA, 'The fluidity of the past and the present: Historians and ways of perceiving/understanding - Part 2', Teaching History, 44 18-25 (2011) [C1]
2011Morpeth NA, 'Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle between East and West', European Legacy - Toward New Paradigms, 16 425 (2011) [C3]
2009Morpeth NA, 'Ancient philosophy: A new history of western philosophy, Vol 1', The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, 14 232-234 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1080/10848770902761165
2008Morpeth NA, 'The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators', European Legacy-Toward New Paradigms, 13 120-121 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1080/10848770701830831
2008Morpeth NA, 'The Legacy of Socrates', European Legacy-Toward New Paradigms, 13 785-786 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1080/10848770802358153
2007Morpeth NA, 'Thucydides and the history of ideas: Viewing Thucydides' Peloponnesian War anew - Questions of qualitative understanding and insightfulness', Teaching History, 41 20-24 (2007) [C2]
2005Morpeth NA, 'Marc Bloch, Strange Defeat, The Historian's Craft and World War II: Writing and Teaching Contemporary History', The European Legacy, 10 179-195 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1080/10848770500084820
2003Morpeth NA, 'Thucydides and Internal War', The International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI), 9:6, 2003 xi+410 (2003) [C3]
2000Morpeth NA, 'Jack Lindsay, Dionysos and Nietzsche: Siren Calls--Ancient and Modern', Prudentia, 32 138-180 (2000) [C1]
1998Morpeth NA, 'Eugenics, Orientalism and Classical Education: The Darker side of the Western Tradition', Paedagogica Historica, Suppl.vol.IV 107-149 (1998) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Morpeth NA, 'The very model of conflict and fear : reason,unreason and Social Darwinism', Social Darwinism in European and American Thought,1860-1945,Paedagogica Historica (2006) [D1]

Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Morpeth NA, 'The Intellectual Tradition, ¿Jagged Century: From Classical Tradition and innovation to reaction and realism¿.', Australian Society of Classical Studies, The University of Newcastle (2015)
2009Morpeth NA, ''Small is beautiful' and challenging in the Hunter Valley: Wine histories and ideas - past, present and future?', 'The Business of Wine': The Inaugural Wine Business Research Symposium: Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
2008Morpeth NA, 'Philosophical and historical explorations in times of war, ancient and modern: Thucydides, Alcibiades and Marc Bloch on 'campaign'', Research Conference Revolving Around the Platonic Dialogue Alcibiades 1, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]

Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Morpeth NA, '¿Jack Lindsay¿s World: Between Nietzsche & Marx and Marx & Nietzsche?¿ Jack Lindsay and the Politics of Knowledge.', ( pp.0-0): Transforming Cultures Research Centre (2014) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants8
Total funding$19,710

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20052 grants / $6,087

Jack Lindsay and the writing of intellectual history: An Australian contribution to the history of ideas$4,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Neil Morpeth
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184760
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

VIII International Congress for the History of the Culture of Writing, 4-8 July 2005$1,587

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Neil Morpeth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185355
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $280

Australian Society for Ancient Philosophy 15/11/03 to 17/11/03$280

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Neil Morpeth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183740
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20022 grants / $7,900

Re-examining the significance of Marc Bloch's (1886-June 16,1944) work, Strange Defeat, and its 'analysis' of the Nazi invasion of France: Writing contemporary$5,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Neil Morpeth
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181336
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

International Standing Conference on the History of Education, Paris July 9-13, 2002$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Neil Morpeth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182027
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20002 grants / $4,373

Re-Examining the Significance of Marc Bloch's (1886-June 16, 1944) work, Strange Defeat, and its 'Analysis' of the Nazi Invasion of France: writing contemporary$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Neil Morpeth
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178835
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

ISCHE XXII: International Standing Conference for the History of Education: Books & Education, Madrid, Spain.$1,873

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Neil Morpeth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180310
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $1,070

International standing conference for the history of education: Imagine all the education, Belgium 14-18 August 1998$1,070

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Neil Morpeth
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0180362
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Towards a Quantum Perspective in Health Education: Building New Foundations for a Holistic Theory of the Importance of Nutrition in Health
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014The Problem of Low Pass Rates and the Declining Quality of Education in Secondary Schools Around the Province of Sofala in Mozambique
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Classroom-Based Oral Assessment of EFL in Tertiary Education: An Investigation into Construct Validity and Reliability
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014The Christian School Movement in Australia: Achieving Outcomes or Maintaining the Status Quo?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012Critical Reflections on the Evolution of Concepts of Whole Child: With Particular Reference to the Recent Development of the Australian Walker Learning Approach
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011Reclaiming our Mythical Past: Philosophical Reflections on Creation Mythology in the Reconceptualisation of a Multicultural Heuristic for the Spiritual Development of Children
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008A Pedagogy for Pacific Communities in Relation to Domestic Violence
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Philosophical and Theological Reflection on the Bible as a Significant Body of Non-sectarian Literature in Religious Education
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2006Geometry and Philosophy in Greek Antiquity
Philosophy, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006Diet in Disease and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2003A Comparative Exploration of the Topology and Iconography of Labyrinthine Symbols in Western Culture: Towards an Integration of Philosophy, Mathematics and History
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor Neil Morpeth

Position

Associate Professor
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Contact Details

Emailneil.morpeth@newcastle.edu.au
Phone15962
Fax16901

Office

RoomMCLG58
BuildingMcMullin
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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