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Stuart Ward

Stuart Ward is Professor of imperial and global history at the University of Copenhagen. He was educated at the Universities of Queensland and Sydney, and has held previous positions at the European University Institute and King’s College London. He was recently Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History at University College Dublin (2008-9). His major publications are Australia and the British Embrace (2001); British Culture and the End of Empire (ed., 2001); The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire (with James Curran 2010); and the Australian volume for the Oxford history of the British Empire series, Australia’s Empire (ed., with Deryck M. Schreuder, 2008). His most recent book is a volume of essays on the uses of history in waging public controversy in Ireland and Australia, Exhuming Passions: The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia (ed. with Katie Holmes, 2011).

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