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Emeritus Professor of History, Australian National University

Tom Griffiths is Emeritus Professor of History in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra, Chair of the Editorial Board of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and Director of the Centre for Environmental History at ANU. His research, writing and teaching are in the fields of Australian social, cultural and environmental history, the writing of non-fiction, and the history of Antarctica. Tom’s books and essays have won prizes in history, science, literature, politics and journalism. His most recent book, The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft (Black Inc., 2016), won the Ernest Scott Prize for History and the ACT Book of the Year.


  • –present
    William Keith Hancock Professor of History, Australian National University