Past and Present Historians

Bain Attwood

Born and raised in New Zealand, Bain Attwood has studied, worked and lived in Australia since 1981. He was educated at the University of Waikato (BSocSc), the University of Auckland (MPhil) and La Trobe University (PhD). He joined the School of History at Monash University in 1985, was elected FAHA in 2006, and promoted to Professor in 2007.

Ian Copland

Educated at the University of Western Australia (1966) and Oxford University (D Phil 1969), Copland joined the staff of the School of History at Monash in 1970, where he taught until his retirement in 2009. He is now an Adjunct Professor in the History program (SOPHIS). He was elected FAHA in 2001 and promoted to Professor in 2008.

Graeme Davison

Davison completed his BA (Hons) and Dip Ed at the University of Melbourne and his PhD at ANU. He undertook a second undergraduate degree at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar for Victoria (1964). He was a member of the History Department at Melbourne University, where he taught Australia’s first course in urban history. He became Professor of History at Monash in 1982.

David Garrioch

David Garrioch completed his first degree (BA Hons) at the University of Melbourne and his DPhil at Oxford. He joined the School of History at Monash, teaching European history, in 1984. He was elected FAHA in 2004 and promoted to Professor in 2005. He has served as Associate Dean (Teaching) in the Faculty of Arts at Monash, and been Head of the School of Historical Studies. In 2003, 2008, and again in 2012-15 he was a Visiting Fellow in the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and Visiting Professor at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyons in June 2005.

Andrew Markus

Andrew Markus holds the Pratt Foundation Research Chair of Jewish Civilisation. Educated at the University of Melbourne (BA Hons) and LaTrobe University (PhD), Markus came to the Monash School of History as a lecturer in 1984, specifically to fill two significant gaps in the School’s Australian history program: the histories of Aboriginal-White relations and of post-war immigration (Davison 2006: 14). He was promoted to Professor in 2001 and elected FASSA 2004.

Constant Mews

Education: British born, Mews was educated at the universities of Auckland (BA, MA) and Oxford (DPhil). He came to Australia in 1987 and joined the staff of the School of History, after teaching for five years (1980−1985) at the Université de Paris III and spending two years as a Leverhulme research fellow at the University of Sheffield, UK, working with Professor David Luscombe on editing the writings of Peter Abelard.

Marian Quartly

Marian Quartly was educated at the University of Adelaide (BA (Hons)) and Monash University (PhD). Her first teaching position was at the University of Western Australia, where Australians 1838 was begun as part of the Bicentennial History project. The book was completed at Monash University when Quartly took up a lectureship there in 1980. She remained at Monash until her retirement, as Professor Emirita, in 2006.

Alistair Thomson

Thomson was educated at the University of Melbourne (BA Hons 1982) and the University of Sussex (MA 1984, DPhil 1990). He was elected FASSA in 2014.
Thomson returned to Melbourne in 2007 after 22 years in England at the University of Sussex, where he was Professor of Oral History, Director of the Centre for Continuing Education, joint Director of the Centre for Life History Research, co-editor of the British journal Oral History (1990−2007), a Trustee of the Mass-Observation Archive and President of the International Oral History Association (2006−08).

Christina Twomey

Educated at the University of Melbourne (BA (Hons), PhD), Twomey came to the School of Historical Studies at Monash University in 2003 as Lecturer Level B, after a postdoctoral fellowship at Deakin University and a teaching post at the University of Adelaide; she was promoted to Professor, SOPHIS, in 2014.