Professor, Director of the Centre for the History of Violence, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle

Philip Dwyer studied in Perth, Paris and Berlin before receiving his doctorate from the University of Western Australia. His first posting was as a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Dundee. He has taught European History at the University of Newcastle since 1994. His primary research interest is eighteenth-century Europe with a particular emphasis on the Napoleonic Empire. Volume one of his study on Napoleon won the National Biography Award in 2008. The second volume is due out in November 2013. He is currently working on the sequel as well as a number of related projects that include the war memoir, and the massacre in history. Philip is currently Director of the Centre for the History of Violence in the Humanities Research Institute.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, Director of the Centre for the History of Violence, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle
  • 2012–present
    Director, Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle

Education

  • 1993 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 1989 
    Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, Diplome d'Etudes Approprondies
  • 1988 
    Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris IV, Maîtrise
  • 1987 
    Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris IV, Licence
  • 1983 
    Murdoch University, Bachelor of Arts

Publications

  • 2013
    Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power, 1799-1815 , London: Bloomsbury, and New Haven: Yale University Press
  • 2012
    Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity Throughout History, New York: Berghahn
  • 2007
    Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1761-1799, London: Bloomsbury

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Massacre and Colonization, 1780-1820
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2010
    Napoleon
    Role:
    Writer in Residence, New York
    Funding Source:
    Australia Council for the Arts
  • 2008
    Veteran culture and the military memoirs of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Historical Studies (2103)
  • History And Archaeology Not Elsewhere Classified (219999)
  • Political Science Not Elsewhere Classified (160699)
  • Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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