Professor Peter Monteath

1985 …2023

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Research 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.

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 Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose (with Valerie Munt, 2015, shortlisted for Prime Minister's History Prize 2016), Escape Artist: The Incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck (2017), Captured Lives: Australia's Wartime Internment Camps (2018) and Battle on 42nd Street: War in Crete and the Anzacs' Bloody Last Stand (2019).

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Modern European history (2)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Modern Australian history (3)
  • Modern European history (2)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Griffith University

MA, Universitat Siegen

BA (Hons) , University of Queensland

External positions

Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation, The


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • History

Supervisory Interests

  • History, modern Germany


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