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The Australian National University

Professor Paul Pickering

BA (Hons) PhD (Latrobe) FRHistS
Director, Research School of Humanities and the Arts
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Australian Government And Politics 160601
  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) 210303
  • British History 210305
  • Biography 210304
  • Historical Studies 2103

Research interests

Paul's research and teaching interests are very broad. He has published extensively on Australian, British and Irish social, political and cultural history as well as biography, public memory and commemoration and the study of reenactment as an historical method.

Biography

Professor Paul Pickering is Director at the Research School of Humanities and the Arts (2013-). Prior to taking up this post he was Deputy Director (2010-13), Director of Graduate Studies (2004-9) and a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre (2000-4). He was the Convenor of Graduate Studies in History (2002-6) and Interdisciplinary and Cross Cultural Research (2007-13). He was inaugural Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies in 2010-11. Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the Board of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, co-editor of the Enlightenment World Series, Editor of Humanities Research and History Editor of Cogent: Humanities. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Supervision. His books include Chartism and the Chartists in Manchester and Salford (1995); The People's Bread: A History of the Anti-Corn Law League (2000) (with Alex Tyrrell); Friends of the People: Uneasy Radicals in the Age of the Chartists (London, 2003); Contested Sites: Commemoration, Memorial and Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain (2004); Unrespectable Radicals? Popular Politics in the Age of Reform (2007); Feargus O'Connor: A Political Life (2008) and Historical Reenactment: From Realism to the Affective Turn (2010). His articles have been published by leading journals, both in Australian and overseas. In 2014 he was an Andrew Mellon Research Fellow at the Huntington Library in California, and a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Newcastle University in England. In 2015 he was a Visiting Research Professor at St. Andrews University and in 2016 Professeur invité à l'Université Paris-Sorbonne IV. He is Visiting Professor at Prifysgol De Cymru (University of South Wales) (2014-18). His latest book (with Kate bowan), Sounds of Liberty: Music, Radicalism and Reform in the Anglophone World, 1790-1914, will be published by Manchester University Press in August 2017.

Researcher's projects

Paul's new book (with Kate Bowan): Sounds of Liberty: Music, Radicalism and Reform in the Anglophone World, 1790-1914. forthcoming August 2017. www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk

 

 

Publications

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