Peter Monteath was born in Brisbane and educated in Queensland and in Germany. He has taught previously at The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Deakin University, The University of Western Australia and The University of Adelaide. He has also been Adjunct Professor at The University of St. Louis Missouri and the Technical University of Berlin, where he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. At Flinders he teaches modern European history. His research interests span modern European and Australian history.
BA (Hons) University of Queensland
MA University of Siegen, Federal Republic of Germany
PhD Griffith University
Peter Monteath is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Currently Peter Monteath convenes the following topics:
HIST1801 Modern Europe 1900-1945
HIST1802 Europe since 1945
HIST2018 Film and History
HIST3005 The Holocaust
HIST7003 The Spanish Civil War
Peter Monteath's teaching interests are broadly in the area of twentieth century European history, with a particular interest in Germany and Spain.
Peter Monteath's research interests are in modern German, Spanish and Australian history. He is currently working on a project on Australian POWs in European captivity in the Second World War. With colleague Valerie Munt he is writing a biography of the anthropologist Fred Rose, scheduled for publication in 2014. In collaboration with the Migration Museum he is working on a history of the Torrens Island Internment Camp.
Peter Monteath was organizer, with Matt Fitzpatrick, of the Australasian Association of European Historians Conference held in Adelaide in July 2009, the Globalizing Germany conference held in July 2012 and the Savage Worlds conference of June 2015. He is a member of the Australian Historical Association and is on the editorial boards of the journal Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, The Flinders Journal of History and Politics and The Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia. He is a member of the Consultative Committee of the Adelaide Office of the National Archives of Australia.