Professor David Lowe

CHRG_DLoweProfile2015Professor David Lowe is Chair in Contemporary History in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. David is a co-founder of the Australian Policy and History network and a member of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Editorial Advisory Board, advising the Australian Foreign Minister with respect to the Documents on Australian Foreign Policy Series.

His research centres on cultural aspects of the history of international relations, including Australia’s role in the world; and on remembering the legacies of modern wars and empires in comparative contexts. He is currently researching the role of international education as a component of foreign relations, and the history of postwar foreign aid programs, including Australia’s foreign aid. David is the 2018-19 Smuts Visiting Research Fellow at the University Cambridge, researching the role of the Commonwealth in planning and implementing aid and development for a decolonising Asia in the 1950s.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications>>



Program Announced: How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges

Cassandra Atherton, David Lowe and Alyson Miller Sign Contract with  Rowman and Littlefield – October 2016

PhD Scholarship Available: Australia, India and the Postwar World – September 2016

CHRG’s Chair Professor David Lowe Establishes An Indian “Thinker in Residence” Program Launched in the Humanities and Social Sciences – September 2016

Congratulations to Professor David Lowe for His Successful Grant Application – September 2016

Professor David Lowe on ABC this Sunday – September 2016

History Seminar Series: Panel Discussion Number Three – August 2016

How Australians Should Live: Historical Perspectives on Current Policy Challenges – June 2016

Provocation Two: The State of Historical Writing About Australia in World Affairs – June 2016

The History of Australia’s Diplomatic Representation in India – March 2016

The History of Australia’s Overseas Representation – Professor David Lowe – January 2016

Contemporary Histories – Professor David Lowe -October 2015

Professor David Lowe elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia – September 2015

CHRG Members Research Project – Scholarships and Connections – September 2015

Professor David Lowe’s New Article Published on The Interpreter – August 2015

The History of Australia’s Representation in the United States – August 2015

Working Paper Series goes Live – August 2015


Scholarships & Connections – Concluded Research Project