Assoc Prof Peter Monteath

Position/s:Associate Professor
History
Phone: +61 8 82015568
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Location: Social Sciences South (331)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

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.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) University of Queensland

MA University of Siegen, Federal Republic of Germany

PhD Griffith University

Honours, awards and grants

Peter Monteath is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Key responsibilities

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

Teaching

Teaching interests

Peter Monteath's teaching interests are broadly in the area of twentieth century European history, with a particular interest in Germany and Spain.

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Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Historical studies

Research interests

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.

Supervisory interests

  • History, modern Germany

Publications

Books
  • Monteath, P.D. (2011). P.O.W.: Australian Prisoners of War in Hitler's Reich. Sydney, NSW: Pan Macmillan Australia.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2005). Dear Dr Janzow: Australia's Lutheran Churches and refugees from Hitler's Germany. Unley, SA: Australian Humanities Press.
  • Fornasiero, J., Monteath, P.D. and West-Sooby, J. (2004). Encountering Terra Australis: the Australian voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders. Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press.
Book chapters
  • Monteath, P.D. (2013). Holocaust Remembrance in the German Democratic Republic - and Beyond. In John-Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic, ed. Bringing the Past to Light. The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, pp. 223-260.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2011). South Australia's Lutheran Churches and Refugees from Hitler's Germany. In Peter Monteath, ed. Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 304-325.
  • Lally, J. and Monteath, P.D. (2011). 'Essentially South Australian': The artist Alexander Schramm. In Peter Monteath, ed. Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 144-165.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2011). Introduction. In Peter Monteath, ed. Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. ix-xxi.
Refereed journal articles
  • Fitzpatrick, M.P. and Monteath, P.D. (2010). Expansions and Contractions: The Internal and External Frontiers of Europe. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 56(3) pp. 329-335.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2009). World History in Australia: An Historical Overview. Global History Review, 2(2) pp. 167-175.
Refereed conference papers
  • Monteath, P.D. (2010). The Anthropologist as Cold Warrior: The interesting times of Frederick Rose. In Evan Smith, ed. Europe's Expansions and Contractions. Adelaide: Australian Humanities Press. Australasian Association of European Historians Biennial Conference. Adelaide. Jul 2009, pp. 259-279.

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Books
  • Monteath, P.D. (2011). P.O.W.: Australian Prisoners of War in Hitler's Reich. Sydney, NSW: Pan Macmillan Australia.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2005). Dear Dr Janzow: Australia's Lutheran Churches and refugees from Hitler's Germany. Unley, SA: Australian Humanities Press.
  • Fornasiero, J., Monteath, P.D. and West-Sooby, J. (2004). Encountering Terra Australis: the Australian voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders. Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press.
Book chapters
  • Monteath, P.D. (2013). Holocaust Remembrance in the German Democratic Republic - and Beyond. In John-Paul Himka and Joanna Beata Michlic, ed. Bringing the Past to Light. The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, pp. 223-260.
  • Lally, J. and Monteath, P.D. (2011). 'Essentially South Australian': The artist Alexander Schramm. In Peter Monteath, ed. Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 144-165.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2011). Introduction. In Peter Monteath, ed. Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. ix-xxi.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2011). South Australia's Lutheran Churches and Refugees from Hitler's Germany. In Peter Monteath, ed. Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 304-325.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2008). "Mischlinge" in Holocaust Videotestimony. In Pam Maclean, Michele Langfield and Dvir Abramovich, ed. Testifying to the Holocaust. Sydney, NSW: Australian Association of Jewish Studies, pp. 117-135.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2006). Drowned or saved? German studies and european studies in Australia. In Axel Fliethmann and Christiane Weller, ed. Tendenzen der internationalen Germanistik. Germany: Asgard-Verlag, pp. 28-41.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2004). Afterword. In THE DIARY OF EMILY CAROLINE CREAGHE, EXPLORER. Adelaide, SA: Corkwood Press, pp. 110-113.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2004). Introduction. In Peter Monteath, ed. THE DIARY OF EMILY CAROLINE CREAGHE, EXPLORER. Adelaide, SA: Corkwood Press, pp. 1-14.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2004). The Diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe. In THE DIARY OF EMILY CAROLINE CREAGHE, EXPLORER. Adelaide, SA: Corkwood Press, pp. 15-100.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2004). Thwarted diaspora: South Australia as a destination for Jewish refugees in the 1930s. In Sue Williams, Dymphna Lonergan, Rick Hosking,Laura Deane and Nena Bierbaum, ed. The regenerative spirit Volume 2: (Un)settling, (dis)locations, (post-)colonial, (re)presentations. ADELAIDE, SA: Lythrum Press, pp. 102-114.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2004). Appendices. In THE DIARY OF EMILY CAROLINE CREAGHE, EXPLORER. Adelaide, SA: Corkwood Press, pp. 101-107.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2002). Introduction. In Sailing with Flinders: The Journal of Seaman Samuel Smith. Adelaide: Corkwood Press, pp. 1-21.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2002). Contradictory encounters: William Westall in Australia. In Chittleborough, ADooley, GGLover, BHosking, R, ed. Alas, for the Pelicans! Flinders, Baudin and Beyond, Essays and Poems. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 47-56.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2001). Lass uns der Nacht lebewohl sagen, denn wir werden den Sonnenaufgang nicht mehr sehen. "Die Geschicte der Regina Zielinski" In Frauen im Holocaust. Gerlingen, Germany: Bleicher, pp. 301-328.
Refereed journal articles
  • Monteath, P.D. (2013). Globalizing German Anthropology: Erhard Eylmann in Australia. Itinerario, 37(1) pp. 29-42. [10.1017/S01651153113000247]
  • Fitzpatrick, M.P. and Monteath, P. (2013). Globalising Germany: Exchange Networks in an Age of Nation-Empires. Itinerario, 37(1) pp. 7-12. [10.1017/S0165115313000223]
  • Monteath, P.D. (2013). Eugene von Guérard in South Australia. Limbus: Australian Yearbook of German Literary and Cultural Studies, 6 pp. 107-121. [Link]
  • Monteath, P.D. (2012). Die DDR und Australien. Zeitschrift fur Geschichtswissenschaft, 60(2) pp. 146-168.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2012). Australian POW Labour in Germany in World War II. Labour History, 103 pp. 83-102. [Link]
  • Fitzpatrick, M.P. and Monteath, P.D. (2010). Expansions and Contractions: The Internal and External Frontiers of Europe. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 56(3) pp. 329-335.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2009). World History in Australia: An Historical Overview. Global History Review, 2(2) pp. 167-175.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2008). A Day to Remember: East Germany's Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Fascism. German History: The Journal of The German History Society, 26(2) pp. 195-218. [doi:10.1093/gerhis/ghn003]
  • Anderson, J.S. and Monteath, P.D. (2008). Ernest Favenc and the exploration of the Northern Territory. Journal of Northern Territory History, 19 pp. 1-16. [Link]
  • Monteath, P.D. (2008). Australian POW in German captivity in the Second World War. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 54(3) pp. 421-433. [Link]
  • Monteath, P.D. (2008). The German Democratic Republic and Australia. Debatte: Review of Contemporary German Affairs, 16(2) pp. 213-235. [doi:10.1080/09651560802318762]
  • Monteath, P.D. (2008). The Mischling experience in oral history. Oral History Review, 35(2) pp. 139-158. [doi:10.1093/ohr/ohn025]
  • Fornasiero, J., Monteath, P.D. and West-Sooby, J. (2007). Old Quarrels and New Approaches: Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders. South Australian Geographical Journal, 106 pp. 1-15.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2004). The German Democratic Republic and the Jews. German History: The Journal of The German History Society, 22(3) pp. 448-468. [doi:10.1191/0266355403gh318ra]
  • Monteath, P.D. (2002). The Making of Matthew Flinders. Journal of Historical Society of South Australia, 30(1) pp. 42-51.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2001). History, Memory and the Colossus of Rugen. Debatte: Review of Contemporary German Affairs, 9(1) pp. 39-55.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2001). Naziism, Tourism and the Working Class: The Colossos of Prora. Debatte: Review of Contemporary German Affairs, 9(1) pp. 39-55.
Refereed conference papers
  • Monteath, P.D. (2010). The Anthropologist as Cold Warrior: The interesting times of Frederick Rose. In Evan Smith, ed. Europe's Expansions and Contractions. Adelaide: Australian Humanities Press. Australasian Association of European Historians Biennial Conference. Adelaide. Jul 2009, pp. 259-279.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2007). East Germany's Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Fascism. In Samuel Koehne and Bernard Mees, ed. Terror, war, tradition: studies in European history. Unley, SA: Australian Humanities Press. XVth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History. Melbourne, VIC. Jul 2005, pp. 149-169.
Journal articles
  • Monteath, P.D. (2009). The Currency of Socialism: Money and Political Culture in East Germany. American Historical Review, pp. 855-856.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2009). Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II. The European Legacy, 14(5)
  • Monteath, P.D. (2009). The Hitler Club: The rise and Fall of Australia's No. 1 Nazi. Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives, 19 pp. 76-77.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2008). This Has Happened. The European Legacy, 13(6)
  • Monteath, P.D. (2007). Ill-Starred Captains. The Great Circle, 29(2) pp. 44-45.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2007). Ernest Favenc: Forgotten Man of the Outback. Outback, 55 pp. 92-94.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2007). The River: Life on the Murray-Darling. South Australian Maritime Museum, Dec. 2006 - Feb. 2007. Australian Historical Studies, 38(130) pp. 351-352.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2006). The French Explorers and the Aboriginal Australians 1772-1839. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 52(1) pp. 131-132.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2006). Under Construction: Nine East German Lives. Debatte: Review of Contemporary German Affairs, 14(1) pp. 79-80.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2006). Antifascism and Memory in East Germany: Remembering the International Brigades 1945-1989. American Historical Review, October pp. 1272-1273.
  • Fornasiero, J., Monteath, P.D. and West-Sooby, J. (2006). Hydrographic reputations: Matthew Flinders, Nicolas Baudin and Australia's 'Unknown Coast' The Hydrographic Journal, 121(7) pp. 17-23.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2005). The Temptations of Faust: The Logic of Fascism and Postmodern Archaeologies of Modernity (Book Review) The European Legacy, 10(7) pp. 764-765.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2003). Exploring Terra Australis. History Today, 53(1) pp. 48-55.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2003). Keene, J., 'Fighting for Franco: International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain during the Spanish Civil War' (Book Review) Australian Journal of Politics and History, 49(1) pp. 146-147. [doi:10.1111/1467-8497.00286]
  • Monteath, P.D. (2001). Reading the Holocaust by Inga Clendinnen. The European Legacy, 6(6) pp. 848-849.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2001). Australian Lutherans and the Fate of Europe's Jews - The Janzow Correspondence. Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives, 11 pp. 17-34.
Other public research outputs
  • Monteath, P.D. (2011). Germans: Travellers, Settlers and Their Descendants in South Australia. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.
  • Monteath, P.D. (2005). Dear Dr Janzow: Australia's Lutheran Churches and Refugees from Hitler's Germany. Migration Museum, Adelaide
  • Monteath, P.D. (2004). The Diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe, Explorer. Adelaide, SA: Corkwood Press.

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Professional and community engagement

Peter Monteath was organizer, with Matt Fitzpatrick, of the Australasian Association of European Historians Conference held in Adelaide in July 2009, and of the Globalizing Germany conference held in July 2012. 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, of The Flinders Journal of History and Politics and of 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.

Expertise for media contact

  • History modern Germany, contemporary Germany, the Holocaust, Spanish Civil War, Matthew Flinders
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Subject/s

  • Germany
  • History - German


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