Stuart Ward – University of Copenhagen

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Stuart Ward

Office: 24.4.60
Phone: 35 32 81 64
E-mail: stuart@hum.ku.dk

Professor Stuart Ward is specialising in European imperial history and the settler-colonies of the British empire. He has an honours degree in history from the University of Queensland, a PhD from the University of Sydney, and has held previous posts at the European University Institute (1991-4), Odense University (1997-2000), and the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London (2001-3).

In 2008-9 he was the Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History at University College Dublin. He has also held visiting fellowships at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra and the University of Greenland in Nuuk.

He divides his research time between the political and cultural impact of imperialism and decolonisation in post-WWII Europe, and the legacies of empire in Britain's former settler colonies, with a particular emphasis on Australia.

He has been based in Copenhagen since 2003, and in 2008 was awarded the University of Copenhagen annual prize for teaching: Årets Harald. His major publications include Australia and the British Embrace: The Demise of the Imperial Ideal (Melbourne, 2001); British Culture and the End of Empire (ed., Manchester, 2001), Post-Imperial Australia (ed. with Graeme Davison, 2005); Australia's Empire (ed. with Deryck Schreuder, Oxford, 2008) and The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire (with James Curran, Melbourne 2010).

He was the founding section editor (Australasia and the Pacific) of Blackwells History Compass and serves on the editorial boards of a number of peer-review journals in Australia and Europe.