Professor Matt Fitzpatrick

Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences South (396)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Fitzpatrick specialises in international history, in particular German and European history, as well as the history of European imperialism, German liberalism and nationalism. He is also interested in the comparative history of empires, and intellectual history. His most recent monograph is Purging the Empire: Mass Expulsions in Germany, 1871-1914.

Qualifications
PhD (UNSW), MA (Syd), BA (Syd), Dip.ed.(Newc)
Honours, awards and grants

2018-2020 - ARC Discovery Grant: DP 180100118 'Monarchy, Democracy and Empire' 

2017 - DAAD Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme Grant

2016 - Erasmus Plus International Mobility Grant

2014 - Chester Penn Higby Prize

2014 - Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Fellow Westphalian Wilhelms-University, Münster

2014 - Australian Academy of Humanities Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Fellow

2011 - Border Crossings Mobility Grant (Jagiellonian University / Utrecht University)

2010/11 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellow Westphalian Wilhelms-University, Münster

2010 - Australian Academy of Humanities Ernst Keller Fellow

2004 - DAAD Postgraduate Research Fellow.

Key responsibilities

Editor History Australia (2016-2018)

Series Editor, Bloomsbury Modern German History

Secretary, Australasian Association of European History

Editorial Board Member, Central European History

International Advisory Board Member, Research Centre for Germanic Connections with New Zealand and the Pacific.

Research expertise
Historical studies
History
Research interests

My research focuses on comparative imperialism, German history, culture and politics, European history, the history of 'Great Power' involvement in the Middle East, genocide studies, and the history of ideas. My most recent monograph, published with Oxford University Press, is Purging the Empire: Mass Expulsions in Germany, 1871-1914.

Teaching interests

Modern European (particularly German) history, nineteenth century colonialism, history of violence, war and genocide, comparative imperialism, historiography. 

Topic coordinator
HIST7004 Germany's Histories, 1848-1945
HIST7050 Reading Imperialism: Texts and Theories of Empire
HIST7006 Making History: Current Directions in Historiography
HIST3003 Romantics and Revolutionaries: European Culture and History, 1789-1918.
HIST2016 Globalisation and World History
HIST2030 The Great Powers and the Origins of the Modern Middle East
HIST3006 Imperialism and its Discontents
HIST2009 Nazi Germany: Its Origins and Nature
Supervisory interests
European history
History, genocide and ethnic cleansing
Imperialism
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: European history (3)
Associate supervisor: Imperial history (3)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Europe
Globalisation
History - European
History - German
War
European History
European politics (Germany)
German History
Middle Eastern History
comparative imperialism
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Europe
  • Globalisation
  • History - European
  • History - German
  • War
Interests
  • European History
  • European politics (Germany)
  • German History
  • Middle Eastern History
  • comparative imperialism
Further information

Twitter: @kilderbenhauser

Current blog: The Kaiser and the Colonies

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