Dr Benjamin Mountford - Nat Sch of Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
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), and a special issue of The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, "Making Connections: Essays in Honour of John Darwin" (2019).
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.
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Australian History and Politics ; British History and Politics ; Global History ; Imperial History ; Public History ;
Political History ; Social History ; Economic history ; Cultural History ;
Colonial Australia, the 1887 Colonial Conference, and the Struggle for Imperial Unity, in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
Making Connections: John Darwin and His Histories of Empire, in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (with Robert Fletcher and Simon Potter)
"The Pacific Gold Rushes and the Struggle for Order", in A Global History of Gold Rushes
"Seeking a Global History of Gold" , in A Global History of Gold Rushes (with Stephen Tuffnell)
"The Match is in the Spinifex": The Gurindji Walk Off and Frank Hardy's The Unlucky Australians, in Fighting Words: Fifteen Books That Shaped the Postcolonial World
Fighting Words: Books and the Making of the Postcolonial World, in Fighting Words: Fifteen Books That Shaped the Postcolonial World (with Dominic Davies and Erica Lombard)
Send Fook Shing: the Chinese detective in colonial Victoria, in History Australia