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Professor Philip Dwyer

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School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

Violence writ large

Professor Philip Dwyer and his team from the Centre for the History of Violence are leading a fundamental rethinking of violence in the modern world.

violence writ largeYou only have to turn on the television to become immersed in violence, points out Professor Philip Dwyer.

"It is such a present thing, whether it is the conflict in Libya, the war in Iraq, riots in London or the case of a footballer who has assaulted a female fan, violence is a constant within our world.

"Yet, we don't really understand the processes behind it, we don't understand what it is that makes people commit these acts of violence. This, as a phenomenon, hasn't been the object of detailed and profound research."

Probing the underlying historical factors of violence is an integral aspect of the research of the Centre for the History of Violence, led by Dwyer, within the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Dwyer describes the research agenda of the group, an alliance of historians, sociologists and language experts, as "violence writ large", embracing anything from war and massacre to criminal acts, sexual and domestic assault, intellectual violence or violence in film and literature.

With the momentum created by their interdisciplinary meeting of the minds, Dwyer and his team have developed grander ambitions for making the University of Newcastle a leading international research hub in the field of violence studies.

"Violence has been studied within different disciplines over the past 10 or 15 years but it is really coming into its own as a field and researchers in Newcastle are at the forefront of this," Dwyer says.

"We see an opportunity to pull together researchers from lots of different universities and disciplines and substantiate, in effect, this new field of study.

"You can ask the very simple question, 'What is violence?' and come up with all sorts of different responses depending on what field someone is in," he says.

Dwyer's own interest in violence emerged from research into his award-winning book Napoleon 1769-1799: The Path to Power, which was published in 2008.

"It was quite accidental; as I was writing the first volume of the biography I came across lots of massacres by Napoleon's troops in Italy and Egypt and I had never really seen any detailed research on them, so I delved into it," he says.

"But even before that, I guess, there was this desire as an undergraduate teacher to be able to explain to students what it is that makes a 'normal' individual commit extreme acts of violence.

"It's very intriguing question - it is all about us but we don't really understand it."

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Violence writ large

Philip Dwyer and his team from the Humanities Research Institute are leading a fundamental rethinking of violence in the modern world.

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Career Summary

Biography

Philip Dwyer studied in Perth, Paris and Berlin before receiving his doctorate from the University of Western Australia. His first posting was as a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Dundee. He has taught European History at the University of Newcastle since 1994. His primary research interest is eighteenth-century Europe with a particular emphasis on the Napoleonic Empire. Volume one of his study on Napoleon won the National Biography Award in 2008. The second volume published in 2013 was short-listed for a number of prizes. He is currently working on the third and final volume as well as a number of related projects that include the war memoir, the massacre in history, and the history of violence. Philip is founding Director of the Centre for the History of Violence.

Recent Publication - Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815 Citizen Emperor cover image

About Citizen Emperor

'Napoleon's legend is so persistent that it confounds the historical reality in the popular imagination. He himself contributed much towards the construction of his own myth, from his youth even until after he fell from power, when, while in exile, he dictated his memoirs to a group of disciples who took down his every word in the hope that his version of history would prevail. Such were Napoleon's skills as a chronicler that much of the legend is still unquestioningly accepted...'

This second volume of Philip Dwyer's outstanding biography sheds further fresh light on one of the great figures of modern history. After a meteoric rise, a military-political coup in 1799 established Napoleon Bonaparte in government, aged just thirty. This meticulously researched study examines the man in power, from his brooding obsessions and capacity for violence, to his ability to inspire others and realise his visionary ideas. One of the first truly modern politicians, Napoleon skilfully fashioned the image of himself that laid the foundation of the legend that endures to this day; Philip Dwyer's ambitious, definitive work separates myth from history to offer us anew one of history's most charismatic and able leaders.

Reviews

“This remarkable first volume of biography explodes many of the myths that have gathered around Bonaparte” –  The Sunday Times

“A superb work of both scholarship and literature. We are clearly in the presence of what will be a monumental work” –  Andrew Roberts on Napoleon: The Path to Power 1769-1799

Research Expertise
My research focus is on late eighteenth and early nineteenth century French and European history, with a particular interest in the history of European state-relations, political history as well as biography, and iconography. My current research has taken me into cultural history, war, memory and identity during the Napoleonic Wars. I am attempting to develop new ways of thinking about Napoleon and the period in which he lived. I have recently completed the second volume of my Napoleon biography as well as writing about war memoirs. As the Director of the Centre for the History of Violence, we welcome researchers exploring all aspects of violence, including its concepts, representations, and aftermaths, as well as questions of interpersonal, political and cultural violence.

Teaching Expertise
I teach a range of courses across Modern European History, including the compulsory first year subject, HIST1001, Europe and the World.

Administrative Expertise
I am currently Director of the Centre for the History of Violence.

Collaborations
My research focus is on late eighteenth and early nineteenth century French and European history, with a particular interest in the history of European state-relations, political history as well as biography, and iconography. My current research has taken me into cultural history, war, memory and identity during the Napoleonic Wars. I am attempting to develop new ways of thinking about Napoleon and the period in which he lived. More recently, and in collaboration with scholars in Australia, South Africa and North America, we have undertaken a study of massacre and colonization from 1780 to 1820. The project grapples with one of the most difficult issues in recent history- relations between the conquerors and the conquered. It is the first study to investigate the use of massacre as a military strategy of colonial expansion, and to place its incidence in the context of conquest across four continents in the same historical period. We are attempting to break new ground in how we think about the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries, the language used by historians to describe the process of conquest and colonization, and the extent to which massacre was used as a colonizing tool.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University
  • Licence (B.A. Honours equivalent), Universite de la Sorbonne
  • Maitrise, Universite de la Sorbonne
  • Diplome d'Etudes Approprondies, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Keywords

  • Biography
  • Eighteenth-Century Europe
  • Europe and the World
  • Film and History
  • History of Violence
  • Modern European History
  • The French Revolution and Napoleon
  • The Massacre in History
  • War Memoirs
  • War and Society

Languages

  • German (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
210304 Biography 20
210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) 60
210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/1994 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Advisory Member - Council of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution Florida State University
Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution
United States

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2015 Short-Listed, National Biography Award
State Library of New South Wales
2015 Short-Listed, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
NSW Premier’s Office
2014 Short-Listed, Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Commonwealth
2014 Short-Listed, The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards
The Western Australian Premier’s Office
2008 Short-Listed, Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Commonwealth
2007 National Biography Award
State Library of NSW

Recognition

Year Award
2003 Fellowship Grant
Australian Academy of the Humanities

Research Award

Year Award
2009 Napoleon
Australia Council for the Arts
1996 Studies in Prussian Foreign Policy
Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst
1993 Fellowship
The Leverhulme Trust
1991 Prussian Foreign Policy
German Historical Institute London (GHIL)
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Publications

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


Book (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Dwyer P, War Stories The War Memoir in History and Literature, Berghahn Books, 334 (2016)
2013 Dwyer PG, Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 816 (2013) [A1]
2012 Dwyer PG, Ryan L, Introduction: The Massacre and history (2012)
Co-authors Lyndall Ryan
2012 Dwyer PG, Ryan L, Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York, 323 (2012) [A3]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Lyndall Ryan
2007 Dwyer PG, Forrest A, Napoleon and His Empire: Europe, 1804-1814, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 264 (2007) [A3]
2007 Dwyer PG, Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769-1799, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, 672 (2007) [A1]
2002 Dwyer P, McPhee P, The French Revolution and Napoleon. A Sourcebook., Routledge (2002) [A3]
2002 Dwyer PG, Talleyrand, Longman (Pearson Education Limited), U.K. (2002) [A1]
2001 Dwyer PG, Modern Prussian History, 1830-1947, Longman, London (2001) [A3]
2001 Dwyer PG, Napoleon and Europe, Longman, London (2001) [A3]
2000 Dwyer PG, The Rise of Prussia, 1700-1830, Longman, London, 321 (2000) [A3]
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Chapter (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Dwyer PG, 'French Empire: 2. First or Napoleonic Empire.', The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Empire., Wiley Blackwell, Oxford 1-12 (2016)
2016 Dwyer PG, '¿Making Sense of the Muddle¿: War and the Culture of Remembering', War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature, Berghahn, New York 1-334 (2016)
2016 Dwyer PG, Ryan L, 'On Genocide and Settler-Colonial Violence: Australia in Comparative Perspective', The United Nations and Genocide, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 32-53 (2016)
Co-authors Lyndall Ryan
2012 Dwyer PG, 'Memories of Massacres and atrocities during the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars', Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing, and Atrocity Throughout History 183-195 (2012)
2012 Dwyer PG, Ryan L, 'Introduction:The massacre and history', Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York xi-xxv (2012) [B1]
Co-authors Lyndall Ryan
2012 Dwyer PG, 'Memories of massacres and atrocities during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars', Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York 157-169 (2012) [B1]
2009 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon Bonaparte', The Art of War: Great Commanders of the Modern World, 1600-2000, Quercus, London 124-131 (2009)
2007 Dwyer PG, Forrest A, 'Napoleon and His Empire: Some Issues and Perspectives', Napoleon and His Empire: Europe, 1804-1814, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 1-15 (2007) [B1]
2001 Dwyer PG, 'Introduction: Modern Prussia: Continuity and Change', Modern Prussian History, 1830-1947, Longman, London 1-20 (2001) [B1]
2001 Dwyer PG, 'Introduction', Napoleon and Europe, Longman, London 1-23 (2001) [B2]
2001 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the Drive for Glory: Reflections on the Making of French Foreign Policy', Napoleon and Europe, Longman, London 118-135 (2001) [B1]
2001 Dwyer PG, 'The Two Faces of Prussian foreign Policy: Karl August von Hardenberg as Minister for Foreign Affairs, 1805-1815', Freier Gebrauch der Krafte. Eine Bestandsaufnahme der Hardenbergforschung, Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich 75-91 (2001) [B1]
2000 Dwyer PG, 'The Rise of Prussia', The Rise of Prussia, 1700-1830, Longman, London 1-26 (2000) [B1]
2000 Dwyer PG, 'Prussia during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1786-1815', The Rise of Prussia, 1700-1830, Longman, London 239-258 (2000) [B1]
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Journal article (24 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Dwyer PG, Ryan L, 'Reflections on Genocide and Settler-Colonial Violence', History Australia, 13 335-350 (2016)
2015 Dwyer P, 'Stories of war: the narratives of the french veterans and the "experience of war" in the XIX century', REVISTA UNIVERSITARIA DE HISTORIA MILITAR, 4 108-132 (2015)
2015 Dwyer P, ''Citizen Emperor': Political ritual, popular sovereignty and the coronation of Napoleon I', History, 100 40-57 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1468-229X.12089
2013 Dwyer PG, Ryan L, ''Massacre and its Use in the Old and New European Worlds: 1780-1820'', Journal of Genocide Research, 15 111-115 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14623528.2013.789179
Co-authors Lyndall Ryan
2013 Dwyer PG, Dwyer, d, Dwyer P, 'Violence and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Massacre, Conquest and the Imperial Enterprise', Journal of Genocide Research, 15 117-131 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14623528.2013.789180
2011 Dwyer PG, 'War stories: French veteran narratives and the 'experience of war' in the nineteenth century', European History Quarterly, 41 561-585 (2011) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2010 Dwyer PG, 'Public remembering, private reminiscing: French military memoirs and the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars', French Historical Studies, 33 231-258 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1215/00161071-2009-026
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8
2010 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the foundation of the empire', Historical Journal, 53 339-358 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/s0018246x1000004x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2010 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the Universal Monarchy', History, 95 293-307 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-229x.2010.00487.x
2009 Dwyer PG, ''It still makes me shudder': Memories of massacres and atrocities during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars', War in History, 16 381-405 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0968344509341681
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2008 Dwyer PG, 'Remembering and forgetting in contemporary France: Napoleon, slavery and the French history wars', French Politics, Culture & Society, 26 128-140 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.3167/fpcs.2008.260306
2008 Dwyer PG, 'Self-interest versus the common cause: Austria, Prussia and Russia against Napoleon', Journal of Strategic Studies, 31 605-632 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01402390802088440
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon takes command', Military History, 25 34-39 (2008) [C2]
2004 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon Bonaparte as hero and saviour: Image, rhetoric and behaviour in the construction of a legend', French History, 18 379-403 (2004)

The media of the day represented three predominant models around Napoleon: the all-conquering victorious general, the virtuous republican who stood above factions, and the man who... [more]

The media of the day represented three predominant models around Napoleon: the all-conquering victorious general, the virtuous republican who stood above factions, and the man who brought peace to the Continent. These images became the foundation of a 'hero-saviour' myth that helped Napoleon take power on his return from Egypt at the end of 1799. However, they sit uncomfortably with the manner in which he represented power in public that, outside France, took on quasi-monarchical trappings. This article attempts to explain not only the origins and evolution of Napoleonic propaganda in the early years of his career, but also the ambiguity between the political imagery and rhetoric used to promote Napoleon in France on the one hand, and the manner in which he behaved in public outside France on the other. The hero-saviour myth was further developed and exploited during the Consulate and the Empire as a means of legitimating Napoleon's accession to power. © 2004 Oxford University Press and the Society for the Study of French History. All rights reserved.

Citations Scopus - 4
2004 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon Bonaparte as Hero and Saviour', French History, 18 379-403 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/fh/18.4.379
2004 Dwyer PG, 'Introduction: Images of Napoleon and the Empire', French History, 18 349-353 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/fh/18.4.349
2003 Dwyer PG, 'Writing Napoleon Bonaparte', Australian Historical Association Bulletin, 96 16-20 (2003) [C3]
2003 Dwyer PG, 'New Avenues for Research in Napoleonic Europe', European History Quarterly, 33 101-124 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0265691403033001245
Citations Web of Science - 4
2002 Dwyer PG, 'From Corsican Nationalist to French Revolutionary: Problems of Identity in the Writings of the Young Napoleon, 1785-1793', French History, 16 130-152 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
2000 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and Biography', Modern & Contemporary France, 8 520-523 (2000)
1997 Dwyer PG, 'War and Resistance in the Napoleonic Era: Some Recent Works', European History Quarterly, European History Quarterly 549-560 (1997)
1997 Dwyer PG, 'Two Definitions of Neutrality: Prussia, the European States-System and the French Invasion of Hanover in 1803', International History Review, xix 522-540 (1997)
Citations Web of Science - 2
1994 Dwyer PG, 'The Politics of Prussian Neutrality, 1795-1805', German History, 12 351-373 (1994)
1993 DWYER PG, 'PRUSSIA AND THE ARMED NEUTRALITY - THE INVASION OF HANOVER IN 1801', INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW, 15 661-687 (1993)
DOI 10.1080/07075332.1993.9640659
Citations Web of Science - 7
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Review (44 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Dwyer P, 'Experiences of War and Nationality in Denmark and Norway, 1807-1815', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (2016)
DOI 10.1177/0265691416637313q
2016 Dwyer P, 'Revisiting Napoleon's Continental System. Local, Regional and European Experiences', FRENCH HISTORY (2016)
DOI 10.1093/fh/crv078
2016 Dwyer P, 'Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814. Occupation, Siege, Aftermath', FRENCH HISTORY (2016)
DOI 10.1093/fh/crv079
2015 Dwyer P, 'War Memories: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern European Culture', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1177/0265691414561177o
2015 Dwyer PG, 'Jean-Paul Bertaud, Napoléon et les Français: 1799-1815. Paris: Armand Colin, 2014.', Francia-Recensio (2015) [C3]
2015 Dwyer PG, 'Philip Mansel. The Eagle in Splendour: Inside the Court of Napoleon. London: I.B. Tauris, 2015.', Cercles : Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Anglophone (2015) [C3]
2015 Dwyer PG, 'Alan Forrest, Étienne François and Karen Hagemann (eds). War Memories: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern European Culture. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.', European History Quarterly (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1177/0265691414561177o
2014 Dwyer P, 'The french Empire 1799-1815', FRENCH HISTORY (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1093/fh/cru037
2013 Dwyer PG, 'Regeneration and Hegemony. Franco-Batavian Relations in the Revolutionary Era, 1795¿1803', French History (2013)
2012 Dwyer PG, 'Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life.', Australian Book Review (2012)
2009 Dwyer PG, 'Total War or Traditional War', INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW (2009)
DOI 10.1080/07075332.2009.9641149
2009 Dwyer PG, 'New history of the First Empire, vol 3, France and Napoleon's Europe, 1804-1814', INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW (2009)
2009 Dwyer PG, '"Prussia, Napoleon?" Ernst von Ruchel, 1754-1823: War in the Age of Convenant.', INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW (2009)
2009 Dwyer PG, 'Preussens Napoleon? Ernst von Ruchel, 1754-1823: Krieg im Zeitalter der Venunft', The International History Review (2009) [C3]
2008 Dwyer PG, 'Guy Westwell, War Cinema. Hollywood on the Front Line', Screening the Past (2008) [C3]
2007 Dwyer PG, 'Michael Rowe: From Reich to State. The Rhineland in the Revolutionary Age 1780-1830', Sehepunkte (2007) [C3]
2006 Dwyer PG, 'The Amiens Truce', French History (2006) [C3]
2006 Dwyer PG, 'Book Review: Place and Politics: Local Identity, Civic Culture, and German Nationalism in North Germany during the Revolutionary Era', H-Net Reviews (2006) [C3]
2006 Dwyer PG, 'Book Review: 'Metternich: the Autobiography, 1773-1815'', H-Net Reviews (2006) [C3]
2006 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the British', Reviews in History (2006) [C3]
2006 Dwyer P, 'Clemens von Metternich, Metternich: The Autobiography.', H-German (http://h-net.msu.edu) (2006) [D2]
2006 Dwyer P, 'Benedicte Savoy, Patrimoine annex', H-German (http://h-net.msu.edu) (2006) [D1]
2006 Dwyer P, 'Katherine Aaslestad, Place and Politics.', H-German (http://h-net.msu.edu) (2006) [D2]
2005 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the transformation of Europe (Book review)', Australian Journal of Politics and History (2005) [C3]
2005 Dwyer P, 'Sudhir Hazareesingh, The Saint-Napoleon.', French History (2005) [D2]
2005 Dwyer P, 'Sudhir Hazareesingh, The Legend of Napoleon.', French History (2005) [D2]
2005 Dwyer P, 'Lothar Kittstein, Politik im Zeitlater der Revolution.', German Historical Institute London, Bulletin (2005) [D2]
2005 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the transformation of Europe.', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY (2005)
2004 Dwyer PG, 'The Peninsular War: A New History', The International History Review (2004) [C3]
2004 Dwyer PG, 'Talleyrand - The immobile prince', ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW (2004)
DOI 10.1093/ehr/119.483.998
2004 Dwyer PG, 'Collaboration and resistance in Napoleonic Europe: State formation in an age of upheaval, c.1800-1815.', INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW (2004)
2004 Dwyer P, 'Collaboration and Resistance in Napoleonic Europe: State-Formation in an Age of Upheaval', International History Review (2004) [D2]
2004 Dwyer P, 'Emmaneul de Waresquiel, Talleyrand', The English Historical Review (2004) [D2]
2002 Dwyer P, 'Karen Hagemann, Mannlicher Muth und Teutsche Ehre', The American Historical Review (2002) [D2]
2002 Dwyer PG, 'Nation, military and gender during the Anti-Napoleonic Wars of Prussia', AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (2002)
DOI 10.1086/533002
2000 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and biography', Modern & Contemporary France (2000) [D1]
1998 Dwyer PG, 'The politics of conversion: Missionary Protestantism and the Jews in Prussia, 1728-1941', JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY (1998)
1997 Dwyer PG, 'Europe under Napoleon 1799-1815', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (1997)
DOI 10.1177/026569149702700405
1997 Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon's last victory and the emergence of modern warfare', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (1997)
DOI 10.1177/026569149702700405
1997 Dwyer PG, 'The wars of Napoleon', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (1997)
DOI 10.1177/026569149702700405
1997 Dwyer PG, 'The most monstrous of wars: The Napoleonic guerilla war in Southern Italy, 1806-11', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (1997)
DOI 10.1177/026569149702700405
1997 Dwyer PG, 'The impact of Napoleon: Prussian high politics, foreign-policy and the crisis of the executive, 1795-1806', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (1997)
DOI 10.1177/026569149702700405
1997 Dwyer PG, 'The fatal knot: The guerilla war in Navarre and the defeat of Napoleon in Spain', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (1997)
DOI 10.1177/026569149702700405
1993 DWYER PG, 'MARAT,JEAN,PAUL - HERO AND ANTIHERO OF THE FRENCH-REVOLUTION - GERMANI,I', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY (1993)
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed13
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.85

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Accountability and the Modern State: Processes of Reconciliation in Turkey, Australia and Argentina, 18th to 21st Century
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Royal Landholdings and Affinities in Fifteenth-Century England: A Comparative Study of Queens' Households
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Violence, Intervention and Reform: Armenians, Jews and Asian Christians in the Context of Western Diplomacy 1895-1917
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD "Wild Humours" of the Common People: The Emotions During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1639-1653
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD A Biography of Gertrude Bell, 1868 - 1926
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Agent of the King: Thomas Boleyn and the age of Tudor Diplomacy
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Edward Christopher Merewether. A Study of Patronage in Bureaucracy, Business and Benefaction
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 Honours The Suicide Bomber: Investigating the Changing Character of an ‘Unfamiliar Weapon’, 1980-2005
History, Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2016 PhD "Living the Dream": A History of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Violence, Civilians and the American Revolution
History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2014 Honours Working the Dark Side: Torture and Film in Post 9/11 America
History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2013 Honours Murder in Muzaffarpur: Nationalism, Violence and Martyrdom in British India, 1908
History, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2011 Masters The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge: Establishing Identity Under the Union 1709-1715
M Arts (History) [R], Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 Honours The Ringstrasse in History and Memory
History, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2009 Honours Memory and the Vendee
History, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2009 Honours 1955 Referendum
History, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004 Honours The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games
History, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004 Honours Film and Australian History
History, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004 Honours The Incredible Shrinking Man
History, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2000 Honours Splendid Isolation
History, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

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Country Count of Publications
Australia 34
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News

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The History of Violence, from Prehistory to the Present

March 18, 2016

The Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and Cambridge University Press present The History of Violence, from Prehistory to the Present conference.

Professor Philip Dwyer shortlisted for Premier’s Literary Award

Professor Philip Dwyer shortlisted for Premier’s Literary Award

May 4, 2015

Works by Australia's leading writers have been recognised in the shortlists for the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, including Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799‐1815 by Professor Philip Dwyer from the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professor Philip Dwyer

Professor Philip Dwyer shortlisted for PM's Literary Awards

October 21, 2014

The University of Newcastle's Professor Philip Dwyer has been shortlisted for the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815.

The Conversation

Violence is here to stay – we need to understand it

September 10, 2014

Over the coming months, The Conversation will be running pieces looking at the history and nature of violence. Here, Professor Philip Dwyer from the Centre for the History of Violence begins the series with an explanation why.

Rockefeller Foundation acknowledges history of violence research

UON history of violence research acknowledged

April 29, 2014

The Director of the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Professor Philip Dwyer, has been awarded an Academic Writers Residency by The Rockefeller Foundation to conclude work on  "The Dark Side of Empire: Violence and Colonialism in the Old and New Worlds, c1780-1820."

The Conversation

Is the world really becoming less violent?

July 3, 2013

By Philip Dwyer, Director of the Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle

There is a growing consensus among scholars that rates of violence in Western countries are steadily declining, and have been doing so for centuries.

Professor Philip Dwyer

Position

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Email philip.dwyer@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5211
Fax (02) 4921 6940

Office

Room MCLG20
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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