1985 …2020

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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).

Education/Academic qualification

Griffith University

University of Queensland

Universitat Siegen

External positions

Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation, The

Trustee, History Trust of SA (formely History Trust of SA)

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Research Output

The Enigmatic German: The Life and Work of Erhard Eylmann, an Ethnographer in Australia

Monteath, P., 14 Jan 2020, 10 p. Paris : Bérose - Encyclopédie internationale des histoires de l'anthropologie.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
  • Amidst empires: Colonialism, China and the Chinese

    Fitzpatrick, M. & Monteath, P., 2019, Colonialism, China and the Chinese. London: Routledge, 11 p. (Empires in Perspective).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Australians in Crete in World War II

    Monteath, P., 2019, In : Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand). special issue, 2019, p. 143-162 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Australia’s First Spies: The Remarkable Story of Australia’s Intelligence Operations, 1901–1945

    Monteath, P., 2019, The Journal of Pacific History, 54, 3, p. 432-434.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review