BA (hons) (Sydney), DipEd (Sydney Teachers College), PhD (Macquarie)
History, Heritage And Archaeology

Professor Ann Curthoys works in the fields of Australian history, and history and writing. Her current research fields include:

  • Paul Robeson's visit to Australia, 1960
  • History as writing

I am an Honorary Professor at the University of Western Australia and the University of Sydney

I am Professor Emerita at the Australian National University

  • 2013 (with Jessie Mitchell) 'The Advent of Self-Government', in Alison Bashford and Stuart Macintyre (eds), The Cambridge History of Australia, volume 1, CUP.

  • 2013 (with Jeremy Martens), 'Serious Collisions: Settlers, Indigenous People, and Imperial Policy in Western Australia and Natal', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. xx, pp. 123-46.

  • 2013 'From Freedom Ride to Tent Embassy', in Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap, Edwina Howell (eds), The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State, Routledge.

  • 2013 'Making Feminist Histories', in Anna Clark and Paul Ashton (eds), Australian History Now, New South Publishing.

  • 2013 (with John Docker) 'The Boundaries of History and Fiction', in Nancy Partner and Sarah Foot (eds), The Sage Handbook of Historical Theory, Sage, pp. 202-220.

  • 2012 'Beyond National History: Returning Humanity to the Humanities', in Ian Donaldson and Mark Finnane (eds), Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australian Life since 1968, University of Western Australia Press, 2012.

  • 2012 'Taking Liberty: Towards a new political historiography of settler self-government and Indigenous activism', for Kate Fullagar, ed., The Atlantic World in a Pacific Field: Effects and Transformations since the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge Scholars Press), 237-55.

  • 2012 'Memory, History, and Ego-Histoire: Narrating and Re-enacting the Australian Freedom Ride', Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques, volume 38, no. 2, pp. 25-45.

  • 2011 'Crossing Over: academic and popular history', The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 1, issue 1, February 2011, pp. 7- 18.

  • 2011 'Harry Potter and Historical Consciousness: Reflections on History and Fiction', History Australia, vol. 8, no. 1, April 2011, pp. 7-22.

  • 2011 (with Jessie Mitchell) '’Bring this Paper to the good Governor’: Aboriginal Petitioning in Britain’s Australian Colonies', in Saliha Belmessous, ed., Native Claims: Indigenous Law against Empire 1500-1920 (Oxford University Press, New York), pp. 182-203.

  • 2010 'Paul Robeson’s visit to Australia and Aboriginal Activism, 1960', in Frances Peters-Little, Ann Curthoys and John Docker (eds), Passionate Histories: Myth, Memory and Indigenous Australia, Aboriginal History Inc and ANU E Press, Canberra, pp. 163-84.

  • Curthoys, A & Docker, J (2010) Is History Fiction? University of New South Wales Press and University of Michigan Press, revised edition

  • Curthoys, A, Docker, J & Peters-Little, F (Eds) (2009) Passionate Histories: Myth, Memory and Indigenous Australia, Aboriginal History Inc and ANU E Press

  • Curthoys, A & McGrath, A (2009) How to Write History that People Want to Read, UNSW Press

  • Curthoys, A & McGrath, A (2009) Writing Histories: Imagination and Narration, Monash E Press [Re-issue with new Introduction; first published 1999]

  • Curthoys, A (2009) 'White, British, and European', in Jane Carey, (ed), Creating White Australia, SU E Press

  • Curthoys, A (2008) ‘Stanner and the Historians’, in Melinda Hinkson, (ed), An Appreciation of Difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press

  • Curthoys, A (2008) ‘Indigenous Subjects’, in Deryck Schreuder and Stuart Ward, (eds), Australia’s Empire, in the series edited by Roger Louis, The Oxford History of the British Empire

  • Curthoys, A & Docker, J (2008) ‘Defining Genocide’, in Dan Stone, (ed), The Historiography of Genocide, Palgrave

  • Curthoys, A, Genovese, A & Reilly, A (2008) Rights and Redemption: History, law and Indigenous People, UNSW Press