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Professor Joan Beaumont

BA (Hons) (Adelaide), PhD (London)

Elected: 1997

Discipline: History

Specialisation: War, memory, and commemoration; Australia in the two world wars; prisoners of war

Profile

Professor Joan Beaumont is Professor of History, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.  She was formerly Dean of Education and Director of the Faculty of Arts, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (2008-11), and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University (1998-2008).  Her research interests are in the history of the first and second world wars, especially Australia’s experience of war; prisoners of war; diplomatic history; international humanitarian law; and history and memory.  Her publications include the critically acclaimed Broken Nation: Australians and the Great War (Allen & Unwin, 2013). She is President of the International Committee for the History of the Second World War (CISH).

Appointments

Dean of Education and Director of the Faculty of Arts, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (2008-11)

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University (1998-2008)

Member of the Education and Curriculum subcommittee of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board, 2012

Department of Foreign Affairs Historical Documents Board, 2013-

Netherlands Institute for War and Holocaust Studies International Advisory Board

University of Alabama Press (War, Memory and culture series).

Awards

Fellow of Australian Institute of International Affairs

Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History (joint), 2014

NSW Premier’s Prize (Australian History)

2014 Queensland Literary Award for History

Australian Society of Authors’ 2015 Asher Award

 

 

Publications

 

 

 

Contact

Email: joan.beaumont [at] anu.edu.au
Mobile: 0418 376 909
Work Phone: 02 6125 1109

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

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  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
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  • secretariat@assa.edu.au

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