Information related to research interest "Australian History and Politics"

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  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Nat Sch of Arts

  • Dr Benjamin Mountford

    My research focuses on global history, British and British imperial history, and Australian history. Most recently I have been working on the global history of gold rushes.

    My first book "Britain, China, & Colonial Australia" was published by Oxford University Press in 2016, and was later awarded the 2017 Prue Torney Fellows Award. I am the co-editor of two other books, "A Global History of Gold Rushes" (University of California Press, 2018) and "Fighting Words: Fifteen Books That Shaped the Postcolonial World" (Peter Lang, 2017).

    Before coming to ACU I held research fellowships at La Trobe University and the Huntington Library in California and lectureships at Federation University and the University of Buckingham. From 2008-15 I was at Oxford, where I was a Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholar, a Beit Scholar in Commonwealth and Imperial History, a Research Associate at the Oxford Centre for Global History, and the first Michael Brock Junior Research Fellow in Modern British History.

    Phone : 8731 (Melbourne) Email : benjamin.mountford@acu.edu.au

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