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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."

violence writ large

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 is due out in 2013. He is currently working on the sequel as well as a number of related projects that include the war memoir, and the massacre in history. Philip is currently 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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210304Biography20
210307European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)60
210399Historical Studies not elsewhere classified20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/1994 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Advisory Member - Council of the Institute on Napoleon and the French RevolutionFlorida State University
Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution
United States

Awards

Distinction

YearAward
2014Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Commonwealth
2008Short-Listed, Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Commonwealth
2007National Biography Award
State Library of NSW

Recognition

YearAward
2003Fellowship Grant
Australian Academy of the Humanities

Research Award

YearAward
2009Napoleon
Australia Council for the Arts
1996Studies in Prussian Foreign Policy
Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst
1993Fellowship
The Leverhulme Trust
1991Prussian 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 (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Dwyer PG, Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 816 (2013) [A1]
2012Dwyer PG, Ryan L, Introduction: The Massacre and history, Berghahn Books (2012)
2012Dwyer PG, Ryan L, Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York, 323 (2012) [A3]
Co-authorsLyndall Ryan
2007Dwyer PG, Forrest A, Napoleon and His Empire: Europe, 1804-1814, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 264 (2007) [A3]
2007Dwyer PG, Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769-1799, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, 672 (2007) [A1]
2002Dwyer P, McPhee P, The French Revolution and Napoleon. A Sourcebook., Routledge (2002) [A3]
2002Dwyer PG, Talleyrand, Longman (Pearson Education Limited), U.K. (2002) [A1]
2001Dwyer PG, Modern Prussian History, 1830-1947, Longman, London (2001) [A3]
2001Dwyer PG, Napoleon and Europe, Longman, London (2001) [A3]
2000Dwyer PG, The Rise of Prussia, 1700-1830, Longman, London, 321 (2000) [A3]
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Chapter (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Dwyer PG, 'Memories of Massacres and atrocities during the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars', Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing, and Atrocity Throughout History, Berghahn Books 183-195 (2012)
2012Dwyer 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-authorsLyndall Ryan
2012Dwyer 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]
2009Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon Bonaparte', The Art of War: Great Commanders of the Modern World, 1600-2000, Quercus, London 124-131 (2009)
2007Dwyer 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]
2001Dwyer PG, 'Introduction: Modern Prussia: Continuity and Change', Modern Prussian History, 1830-1947, Longman, London 1-20 (2001) [B1]
2001Dwyer PG, 'Introduction', Napoleon and Europe, Longman, London 1-23 (2001) [B2]
2001Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the Drive for Glory: Reflections on the Making of French Foreign Policy', Napoleon and Europe, Longman, London 118-135 (2001) [B1]
2001Dwyer 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]
2000Dwyer PG, 'The Rise of Prussia', The Rise of Prussia, 1700-1830, Longman, London 1-26 (2000) [B1]
2000Dwyer 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 (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Dwyer 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]
DOI10.1080/14623528.2013.789179
Co-authorsLyndall Ryan
2013Dwyer 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]
DOI10.1080/14623528.2013.789180
2011Dwyer PG, 'War stories: French veteran narratives and the 'experience of war' in the nineteenth century', European History Quarterly, 41 561-585 (2011) [C1]
2010Dwyer PG, 'Public remembering, private reminiscing: French military memoirs and the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars', French Historical Studies, 33 231-258 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1215/00161071-2009-026
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2010Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the foundation of the empire', Historical Journal, 53 339-358 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1017/s0018246x1000004x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2010Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the Universal Monarchy', History, 95 293-307 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1468-229x.2010.00487.x
2009Dwyer 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]
DOI10.1177/0968344509341681
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2008Dwyer PG, 'Remembering and forgetting in contemporary France: Napoleon, slavery and the French history wars', French Politics, Culture & Society, 26 128-140 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.3167/fpcs.2008.260306
2008Dwyer PG, 'Self-interest versus the common cause: Austria, Prussia and Russia against Napoleon', Journal of Strategic Studies, 31 605-632 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/01402390802088440
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon takes command', Military History, 25 34-39 (2008) [C2]
2006Dwyer PG, 'Book Review: Place and Politics: Local Identity, Civic Culture, and German Nationalism in North Germany during the Revolutionary Era', H-Net Reviews, online (2006) [C3]
2006Dwyer PG, 'Book Review: 'Metternich: the Autobiography, 1773-1815'', H-Net Reviews, online (2006) [C3]
2004Dwyer 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 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.

CitationsScopus - 4
2004Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon Bonaparte as Hero and Saviour', French History, 18 379-403 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1093/fh/18.4.379
2004Dwyer PG, 'Introduction: Images of Napoleon and the Empire', French History, 18 349-353 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1093/fh/18.4.349
2003Dwyer PG, 'Writing Napoleon Bonaparte', Australian Historical Association Bulletin, 96 16-20 (2003) [C3]
2003Dwyer PG, 'New Avenues for Research in Napoleonic Europe', European History Quarterly, 33 101-124 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1177/0265691403033001245
2002Dwyer 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]
CitationsScopus - 3
2000Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and Biography', Modern & Contemporary France, 8 520-523 (2000)
1997Dwyer PG, 'War and Resistance in the Napoleonic Era: Some Recent Works', European History Quarterly, European History Quarterly 549-560 (1997)
1997Dwyer 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)
1994Dwyer PG, 'The Politics of Prussian Neutrality, 1795-1805', German History, 12 351-373 (1994)
1993Dwyer PG, 'Prussia and the Armed Neutrality: The Decision to Invade Hanover in 1801', International History Review, xv 661-687 (1993)
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Review (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Dwyer P, 'War Memories: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern European Culture', EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY (2015)
DOI10.1177/0265691414561177oAuthor URL
2014Dwyer P, 'The french Empire 1799-1815', FRENCH HISTORY (2014) [C3]
DOI10.1093/fh/cru037Author URL
2013Dwyer PG, 'Regeneration and Hegemony. Franco-Batavian Relations in the Revolutionary Era, 1795¿1803', French History (2013)
2012Dwyer PG, 'Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life.', Australian Book Review (2012)
2009Dwyer PG, 'Preussens Napoleon? Ernst von Ruchel, 1754-1823: Krieg im Zeitalter der Venunft', The International History Review (2009) [C3]
2008Dwyer PG, 'Guy Westwell, War Cinema. Hollywood on the Front Line', Screening the Past (2008) [C3]
2007Dwyer PG, 'Michael Rowe: From Reich to State. The Rhineland in the Revolutionary Age 1780-1830', Sehepunkte (2007) [C3]
2006Dwyer PG, 'The Amiens Truce', French History (2006) [C3]
2006Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the British', Reviews in History (2006) [C3]
2006Dwyer P, 'Clemens von Metternich, Metternich: The Autobiography.', H-German (http://h-net.msu.edu) (2006) [D2]
2006Dwyer P, 'Benedicte Savoy, Patrimoine annex', H-German (http://h-net.msu.edu) (2006) [D1]
2006Dwyer P, 'Katherine Aaslestad, Place and Politics.', H-German (http://h-net.msu.edu) (2006) [D2]
2005Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and the transformation of Europe (Book review)', Australian Journal of Politics and History (2005) [C3]
2005Dwyer P, 'Sudhir Hazareesingh, The Saint-Napoleon.', French History (2005) [D2]
2005Dwyer P, 'Sudhir Hazareesingh, The Legend of Napoleon.', French History (2005) [D2]
2005Dwyer P, 'Lothar Kittstein, Politik im Zeitlater der Revolution.', German Historical Institute London, Bulletin (2005) [D2]
2004Dwyer PG, 'The Peninsular War: A New History', The International History Review (2004) [C3]
2004Dwyer P, 'Collaboration and Resistance in Napoleonic Europe: State-Formation in an Age of Upheaval', International History Review (2004) [D2]
2004Dwyer P, 'Emmaneul de Waresquiel, Talleyrand', The English Historical Review (2004) [D2]
2002Dwyer P, 'Karen Hagemann, Mannlicher Muth und Teutsche Ehre', The American Historical Review (2002) [D2]
2002Dwyer PG, 'Nation, military and gender during the Anti-Napoleonic Wars of Prussia', AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (2002)
DOI10.1086/533002Author URL
2000Dwyer PG, 'Napoleon and biography', Modern & Contemporary France (2000) [D1]
1993DWYER PG, 'MARAT,JEAN,PAUL - HERO AND ANTIHERO OF THE FRENCH-REVOLUTION - GERMANI,I', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY (1993)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants31
Total funding$545,626

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $9,726

2015 International Visitor from Trinity College, Dublin$7,726

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer, Professor John Horne
SchemeInternational Research Visiting Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401294
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences (ICHS), Jian China, 23-29 August 2015$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2016
GNoG1500617
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20142 grants / $32,000

Violence Studies$30,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer, Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser, Professor Roger Markwick, Doctor Lisa Featherstone, Doctor Michael Ondaatje, Doctor Shigeru Sato, Doctor Matthew Lewis
SchemeResearch Programme 2014
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400927
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History, Kansas City, Missouri USA, 3-6 April 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400282
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20133 grants / $14,802

A history of Australia's live animal export trade$9,120

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer, Professor Lyndall Ryan, Doctor Bidda Jones
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301097
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

2013 International Visitor - Valdik$4,932

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer, Assistant Professor Aparna Vaidik
SchemeDVCR International Visitor Support
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301110
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Violence and Emotions in Europe 1400-1800, UWA Perth, 2 October 2013$750

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301073
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20112 grants / $240,750

Massacre and Colonization, 1780-1820$240,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer, Professor Lyndall Ryan, Dr Barbara Mann, Associate Professor Nigel Penn
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000022
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Australasian Association for European History Conference, Perth, 11 - 14 July 2011$750

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100837
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20102 grants / $71,500

Violence and Social Order Research Program$70,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
SchemeHumanities Research Institute grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2011
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The Personality Cults of Modern Dictators, Institute for Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, 22 - 23 October 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000823
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $91,098

Veteran culture and the military memoirs of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars$91,098

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187479
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20072 grants / $8,738

Veteran Culture and the Military Memoirs of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars$7,038

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187871
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Napoleon at the Zenith, Universtiy of Liverpool, 11/6/2007 - 13/6/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187671
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $2,075

Consortium on the Revoluntionary Era,1750 - 1850 2-5 March 2006$2,075

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186141
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $2,400

74th Anglo-American Conference of Historians, 6-8 July 2005$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185592
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20042 grants / $8,400

Napoleon and the Empire: A study of the nature and impact of the Napoleonic Empire.$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183428
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

50th Annual Congress of the Society for French Historical Studies, 17-20 June 2004, France$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184134
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20033 grants / $14,400

Identity and Representation in Napoleon Bonaparte$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182331
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Identity and Representation in Napoleon Bonaparte$4,000

Funding body: Australian Academy of the Humanities

Funding bodyAustralian Academy of the Humanities
Project Team
SchemeResearch Award
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, Layfayette, USA 20-23 February 2003$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182645
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $2,095

48th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies Toronto, Canada, 11-13 April 2002$2,095

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181697
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20011 grants / $5,000

Napoleon, France and Europe: A Reassessment.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180007
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $1,708

Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1850, Huntsville, Alabama, USA 2-5 March 2000.$1,708

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179832
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19991 grants / $391

12th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History Perth, WA$391

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0179080
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $5,000

Talleyrand: A Biography.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177340
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19972 grants / $12,136

Prussia during the French Revolutionry Wars, 1786-1815.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176687
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Internationale Hardenberg-Fachkonferenz Bad Homburg, Germany, 8-10 September 1997$2,136

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0179453
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19962 grants / $10,407

Studies in Prussian Foreign Policy$10,000

Funding body: Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst

Funding bodyDeutsche Akademische Austauschdienst
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

Tenth George Rude Seminar - Melbourne - 12-15 July 1996$407

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176377
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19951 grants / $13,000

Studies in European diplomacy during the Napoleonic era$13,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Philip Dwyer
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175195
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Valour Down Under: A History of Australia and the Victoria Cross
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2015Camera Manufacture and Use in the Soviet Union 1965-1987
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2015Political Persuasion and Propaganda in English Religious Practices during the Wars of the Roses 1450-1509
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014"Wild Humours" of the Common People: The Emotions During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1639-1653
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013A Biography of Gertrude Bell, 1868 - 1926
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012The Politics of Piety: George and Thomas Boleyn in the English and European Reformation, 1520-1539
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008Edward Christopher Merewether. A Study of Patronage in Bureaucracy, Business and Benefaction
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Murder in Muzaffarpur: Nationalism, Violence and Martyrdom in British India, 1908
History, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2011The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge: Establishing Identity Under the Union 1709-1715
History, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010The Ringstrasse in History and Memory
History, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2009Memory and the Vendee
History, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
20091955 Referendum
History, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games
History, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004Film and Australian History
History, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004The Incredible Shrinking Man
History, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2000Splendid Isolation
History, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
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News

PhD scholarship in violence and colonialism

PhD scholarship - Violence and Colonialism

June 16, 2015

A PhD scholarship is available for a student investigate Violence on the Colonial Frontier under the supervision of Professor Lyndall Ryan.

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.

The Killing Field

The Killing Field

May 15, 2014

Professor Lyndall Ryan is a gentle and urbane historian who is "hopeless at the sight of blood" and doesn't care for violent movies. So how is it that she finds herself immersed in the notion of brutality?

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

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

Office

RoomMCLG20
BuildingMcMullin Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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