Head of Department
Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S, 12, Building: 12-3-25
Knowledge of languages
English (spoken, reading and writing)
Danish (spoken, reading and writing)
Italian (at University undergraduate level followed by three years’ residence in Florence, 1991-4. Admittedly rusty)
German (to University undergraduate level).
2010- Professor of Imperial and Global History
Institute for English, German and Romance Studies
University of Copenhagen
tel. +45 3532 9283
Regensen College, Copenhagen University
St. Kannikestræde 2
1169 Copenhagen K
tel. +45 60115278
2008-09 Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History
University College Dublin
School of History and Archives
2003-08 Associate Professor, Institut for Engelsk, Germansk og Romansk
2001-02 Lecturer in History
Menzies Centre for Australian Studies,
King’s College London
1998-2000 Assistant Professor
Institut for Historie, Kultur og Samfundsbeskrivelse
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
1994-98 Australian Postgraduate Research Award holder (PhD)
Department of History, University of Sydney
1991-94 Research Associate (History of European Integration Project)
Department of History and Civilization
European University Institute, Florence
2000 Visiting Lecturer, University of Greenland, Nuuk, spring semester (sponsored by the Danish Ministry of Education)
2005 Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. One month, July 2005.
2007 ‘Menzies Foundation Fellow’, King’s College London, autumn semester.
1999: Ph.D. History, University of Sydney
Dissertation: ‘Discordant Communities: Australia, Britain and the European Community, 1950-63’
1992: Honours Degree in History, University of Queensland
1990: Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland
Major: History. Minor subjects: Law; German
C. GRANTS, AWARDS AND DIPLOMA
2011 Runner up, Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for History for The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire (co-authored with James Curran, Melbourne University Press, 2010).
2008 Awarded ‘Årets Harald’, the University of Copenhagen annual prize for teaching.
2001: Australian National Council for the Centenary of Federation Award (Publication development grant awarded to five doctoral dissertations in Australian History, 1999-2000)
1990: Joan Allsop Prize for History (undergraduate)
University of Queensland
1989: G. M. Bonnin Prize for German (undergraduate)
University of Queensland
1988: Charles Robertson Memorial Prize for History
University of Queensland
2000 Adjuntpædagogikum (University pedagogical practice diploma)
University of Southern Denmark
1998: Certificate of proficiency in Danish (Danskprøve 2)
Grants and Fellowships:
1996 Sasakawa Foundation Research Fellowship Award, Tokyo (JPY 400,000).
2000 Denmark-Greenland teaching exchange fellowship, Nuuk, (DKR 30,000).
2002 British Academy Travel Grant, Cape Town (GBP 1,200).
2003 International Council for Canadian Studies grant, for a two month research visit to Ottawa (CAD 5,000).
2005 New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs archive research grant, for two month visit to the National Archives, Wellington (NZD 5,000).
2005 Visiting Fellowship, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales for one month in Canberra (AUD 3,500).
2005 Australian Government (Ministry of Education) grant to establish the Distinguished Visiting Chair in Australian Studes at Copenhagen University (AUD 80,000 over five years, 2006-2010).
2007 Menzies Foundation Fellowship, King’s College London (GBP 10,000).
2007 Copenhagen University ‘Europe in Transition’ seed grant for the project: ‘Postcolonial Europe’ (EUR 35,000).
2008 Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences grant: ‘Memory and the Uses of the Past in Ireland and Australia’ (EUR 45,000).
2008 Australian Academies for the Humanities and Social Sciences: matching funding for ‘Memory and the Uses of the Past in Ireland and Australia’ (AUD 50,000).
2009 Australian Academy for the Humanities and the University of Sydney: Joint funded symposium on ‘Memories of Empire’, 4-5 December 2009 (AUD 12,000).
2010 Negotiated Renewal of Australian Government (Ministry of Education) endowment for the Distinguished Visiting Chair in Australian Studes at Copenhagen University (AUD 155,000 over five years, 20011-2015).
2012 Velux Foundation Collaborative Research Grant, ‘Embers of Empire: The Receding Frontiers of Post-Imperial Britain’ (DKR. 5,000,000 over three years).
2010- Chairman of the board of Københavns Universitets Kollegiesamvirket (Copenhagen University College Union).
2011- Elected Member of Council of Governors, Goodenough College, London
2005-: Member of Rektor’s ‘Crown Princess Mary Scholarship’ selection committee, Copenhagen University
2008-11 Co-director of Irish Research Council Project, ‘Memory and the Uses of the Past’.
2010-12 Committee Member, Research training programme at the SAXO Institute, Copenhagen University.
2010-12 Member of Appointment Committee, Keith Cameron Chair, School of
History, University College Dublin.
2008-9 Member of the Graduate Studies Committee, School of History and Archives, University College Dublin.
2005- Co-founded the Australian Studies Centre, Institute for English, German and Romance Studies, University of Copenhagen, with external funding from the Australian Ministry of Education and Monash University. Responsibilities include course and seminar coordination, and financial management of external grants and visiting professorships.
2005- Member of Departmental Research Committee, Institute for English, German and Romance Studies, Copenhagen University.
2005-6 Member of Departmental Study Board (Studienævn), Department of English, University of Copenhagen
2004 Member of appointment committee, ‘Lectureship in Popular Culture’, Department of English, Copenhagen University.
2001-2 Seminar Co-ordinator, Menzies Centre weekly Seminar Programme, London
2001-2 Ph.D progress assessments committee, Menzies Centre, London
2001-2 Member of Menzies Centre Board, King’s College London
2001-2 Co-ordinator of ‘Australian Updates’ quarterly public briefings in London (in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Chambers of Commerce)