Professor Peter Monteath

Acting Dean (Research)

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences South (392)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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

Research expertise
Historical studies
Research interests

Peter Monteath's research interests are in modern European and Australian history. He has a particular interest in prisoners of war, internment, and the German presence in Australia. His most recent book publications are Escape Artist: The Incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck (2017), Friedrich Gerstaecker. Australia: A German Traveller in the Age of Gold (2016) and Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose (with Valerie Munt, 2015).

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.
Topic coordinator
HIST1801 Modern Europe 1900-1945
HIST3005 The Holocaust
HIST2018 Film and History
HIST1802 Europe Since 1945
Topic lecturer
HIST1801 Modern Europe 1900-1945
HIST1802 Europe Since 1945
HIST3005 The Holocaust
HIST2018 Film and History
Supervisory interests
History, modern Germany
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: modern Australian history (1), Modern European history (2)
Associate supervisor: Modern European history (4)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Modern European history (2)
Associate supervisor: Modern Australian history (3), Modern European history (2)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Germany
History - German
History
Prisoners of War
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Germany
  • History - German
Interests
  • History
  • Prisoners of War