Sacha Davis studied in Sydney and Cluj-Napoca before receiving his doctorate from the University of New South Wales. He has previously taught at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and Australian Catholic University, and been a visiting researcher at the University of Turku. He has lectured at the University of Newcastle since 2008. His primary research interest is German nationalism in Central/Eastern Europe, with a focus on the interwar period.
- PhD (History), University of New South Wales, 14/09/2007
- Post Graduate Specialisation - History, Universitatea Babes-Bolyai - Cluj Napoca - Romania, 30/09/2002
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(History), University of New South Wales, 16/12/1994
- Central European History
- German Diaspora
- Interwar minority rights framework
- Roma - child removal
My research focus is on Central European History from in the late nineteenth century to the Second World War. I have particular interests in German minorities in Eastern Europe, responses to declining corporate status and the dislocations of war, the interwar minorities protection system, and the spread of fascism. I am also currently researching the forced removal of Roma children in the Habsburg Empire under Maria Theresa and Joseph II.
Fields of Research
|210307||European History (Excl. British, Classical Greek And Roman)||100|
Committee/Associations (relevant to research).
- Member - Antipodean East European Study Group
- Member - Arbeitskreis für Siebenbürgische Landeskunde e. V. Heidelberg (AKSL)
- Member - Society for Romanian Studies
- Arab-Israeli Conflict
- Fascism and National Socialism
- Modern European History
- Russia and the Soviet Union
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Chapter (1 outputs)
|2011||Davis SE, 'Conflicting East-West discourses in multi-ethnic Transylvania: Western Siebenbürgen, Transitional Erdély, Western Ardeal?', The ¿East-West¿ Discourse: Symbolic Geography and its Consequences, Peter Lang, Oxford 127-154 (2011) [B1]|
Journal article (3 outputs)
|2013||Davis SE, 'Hungarians in America: Contrasting Studies. Review of Várdy, Steven Béla; Várdy, Agnes Huszár, Hungarian Americans in the Current of History and Vida, Istva´n Korne´l, Hungarian Émigrés in the American Civil War: A History and Biographical Dictionary.', H-Net Reviews, online (2013) [C3]|
|2012||Davis SE, 'Reflecting on the diaspora: The Transylvanian Saxon self-image and the Saxons abroad', Zeitschrift für Siebenbürgische Landeskunde, 35 150-170 (2012) [C1]|
|2009||Davis SE, ' Maintaining a ¿German¿ home in Southeast Europe: Transylvanian Saxon nationalism and the metropolitan model of the family, 1918¿1933', The History of the Family, 14 386-401 (2009) [C1]|
Review (2 outputs)
|2004||Davis SE, 'Review of Applegate, Celia; Potter, Pamela, eds., Music and German National Identity. H-German, H-Net Reviews. January, 2004. (2004)|
|2002||Davis SE, 'Review of Dieckhoff, Alain and Gutiérrez, Natividad (eds.). Modern Roots: studies of national identity. (Ashgate Publishing, 2001.)', The Global Review of Ethnopolitics (2002)|
Conference (2 outputs)
|2010||Davis SE, '"Our faithfully kept, age-old inheritance": Transylvanian Saxon folk customs, particularism and German nationalism between the Wars.', Europe¿s Expansions and Contractions: Proceedings of the XVIIth biennial conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians (Adelaide, July 2009), Adelaide (2010) [E3]|
|2004||Davis SE, 'Transylvanian Saxon identity and the relationship with the Romanian nation-state, 1919-1933.', Europe¿s pasts and presents: proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History, Brisbane (2004)|
Grants and Funding
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Dr Sacha Davis
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 5217|
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Callaghan NSW 2308