Associate Professor Gregory Melleuish
MA (Sydney), PhD (Macquarie)
Telephone: +61 02 4221 4395
Greg Melleuish was awarded a Master of Arts from the University of Sydney for a thesis on the intellectual history of colonial New South Wales, and a doctorate from Macquarie University for his study of the tradition of cultural liberalism in Australia. Before becoming an academic he was an administrative trainee with the Commonwealth Public Service and also worked for the Australian Gaslight Company. He has taught European history at the University of Melbourne, Australian Studies at the University of Queensland, and now teaches Australian politics, political theory and European and world history in the School of History and Politics at the University of Wollongong.
Greg has published widely in the area of Australian political ideas and intellectual history. This includes his books Cultural Liberalism in Australia, (Cambridge University Press, 1995, reprinted 2009) and The Power of Ideas: Essays on Australian History and Politics, (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009) as well as a number of articles. He co-wrote the entry on Australian Political Thought (with Geoff Stokes) for the Oxford Companion to Australian Politics (2007).
Greg has also published a number of articles on world history and political theory including a chapter on the utility of the idea of ‘clash of civilisations’ for understanding history and a recent article on the idea of ‘commonwealth’.
Greg has organised a number of conferences and seminars, including the V G Childe Centenary conference in 1990. He co-edited a volume of papers from that conference with Terry Irving and Peter Gathercole under the title Childe and Australia (UQP, 1995) that will soon be made available electronically. In 2008 he held a colloquium on weird history and has published a paper that he co-wrote with Stephen Brown and Konstantin Sheiko entitled ‘Pseudo History/Weird History: Nationalism and the Internet,’ in History Compass.
Greg has held two ARC Discovery Grants. The 1st (1998–9) was a study of three Australian intellectuals of the 1930s, Randolph Hughes, A R Chisholm and Carl Kaeppel. The 2nd (with Andrew Buck, 2005–8) was a study of political rhetoric in colonial New South Wales.
Greg is involved in a number of current research projects. The first involves a study of Australian conservatism. He is the editor of a collection of essays that will evaluate the contribution of James McAuley to Australian intellectual life that will be published by Connor Court Publishing. The second is with Dr Susanna Rizzo of Campion College. This project explores the meaning of post secular history. They delivered a joint paper on this theme to the Sacred Modernities Conference held in September 2009 at Oxford Brookes University. The third is with Dr Stephen Brown and Dr Konstantin Sheiko on the theme of the politics of history.
- The Power of Ideas: Essays on Australian History and Politics, Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009.
- A Short History of Australian Liberalism, Sydney, Centre for Independent Studies, 2001.
- The Packaging of Australia, Sydney, UNSW Press, 1998.
- Cultural Liberalism in Australia, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995, 2009.
- (with Imre Salusinszky as co-editor) Blaming Ourselves: September 11 and the agony of the left, Sydney, Duffy and Snellgrove, 2002. Collection
- John West’s Union among the colonies, Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2001. Edited text with introduction
- (with Terry Irving and Peter Gathercole as joint editor), Childe and Australia, University of Queensland Press, 1995.Collection
Journal articles refereed
- ‘Bruce Smith, Edward Shann, W K Hancock: The Economic Critique of Democracy in Australia,’ Australian Journal of Political Science, 44, (4), December 2009
- (with Konstantin Sheiko and Stephen Brown) ‘Pseudo History/Weird History: Nationalism and the Internet,’ History Compass, 7, (6), November 2009
- ‘David Syme, Charles H. Pearson and the democratic ideal in Australia,’ Australian Journal of Political Science, 44, (2), June 2009: 213-228
- The West, the Anglo-sphere and the ideal of commonwealth,’ Australian Journal of Politics and History, 55, (2), June 2009: 233-24
- Understanding Australian conservatism,’ Policy, 25, (2), 2009: 41-46
- ‘What is Conservatism?’ Debate, 3, September 2008: 10–13.
- ‘The master and the disciples: A.R. Chisholm, Randolph Hughes and Carl Kaeppel on Christopher Brennan,’ Journal of Australian Studies, 32, (1), 2008: 103–114.
- (with A R Buck) ‘Democracy, Political Rhetoric and the Conservative Response to Manhood Suffrage in Colonial New South Wales,’ Journal of Australian Colonial History, 10, (1), 2008: 145–160
- ‘Why history: The teaching of history in Australian schools.’ Policy 2007, 23, (2): 27-32
- ‘History of Liberty in Australia’, Policy, 2007, 23 (1): 33–36.
- ‘Anti-Americanism Past and Present,’ Policy, 2006, 22 (1): 34–38.
- (With Imre Salusinszky), ‘A broad but not infinite church: the meanings of liberalism,’ Policy, 2004, 20, (2): 39-42
- ‘The State in world history: perspectives and problems,’ Australian Journal of Politics and History, 2002, 48, (3): 322–336.
- ‘Randolph Hughes and Alan Chisholm: Romanticism, Classicism and Fascism,’ Australian Studies, 2001, 16, (2): 1–18.
- ‘Randolph Hughes’s Religion: anti-Christianity and the cult of beauty,’ Australian Religious Studies Review, 2001, 14, 2, 2001, 46–58.
- 'V. Gordon Childe: an Australian Perspective,' in Archaeologia Polonia, 1997–8. 35–6: 379–84.
- The Significance of Lepanto’ in Joseph R Mitchell & Helen Buss Mitchell, Annual Editions: World History, Volume 1, McGraw-Hill, 2009
- ‘Understanding the past to help to help shape the future,’ in Van Onselen, P. Ed. Liberals and Power: The Road Ahead, Melbourne University Press: Melbourne, 2008.
- ‘Colonial Government.’ in Oxford Companion to Australian Politics; Galligan, B. & Roberts, W., Eds.; 1 ed.; Oxford University Press: Melbourne, 2007; pp 112-114.
- (with G. Stokes) ‘Australian Political Thought’, in Oxford Companion to Australian Politics; Galligan, B. & Roberts, W., Eds.; 1 ed.; Oxford University Press: Melbourne, 2007; pp 54-56.
- ‘Globalised Religions for a Globalised World,’ in Robert Lamm & Justin Everett, (Eds) Dynamic Argument, Houghton Miflin, Boston, 2007. Originally published in Policy v. 21, no.2, Winter 2005, pp.16-20. A version of this article was also reprinted in the Times Higher Education Supplement,
- ‘Fahey, John Joseph’, in David Clune and Ken Turner (Eds.) The Premiers of New South Wales, Vol. 2, Federation Press, Sydney, 2006, pp. 465–477
- ‘Greiner, Nicholas Frank’ in David Clune and Ken Turner (Eds.) The Premiers of New South Wales, Vol. 2, Federation Press, Sydney, 2006, pp. 443–463
- ‘Introduction’, Bruce Smith, Liberty and Liberalism, CIS, Sydney, 2005, xvii–xxiii.
- ‘The Clash of Civilisations: A Model of Historical Development?’ in Edward Tiryakian & Said Amir Arjomand (eds) Rethinking Civilizational Analysis, London, Sage, 2004.
- ‘From the “Social Laboratory” to the “Australian Settlement”’, in Paul Boreham, Geoffrey Stokes and Richard Hall (eds), The Politics of Australian Society: Political Issues for the New Century, 2nd Ed. Pearson/Longman, Sydney, 2004, 79–92.
- ‘Paradoxes of Justice: Competing Visions and Choices in Australian Political History,’ in Brian Howe and Philip Hughes (eds) Spirit of Australia II: Religion in Citizenship and National Life, Hindmarsh, ATF press, 2003, 45–54.
- ‘The Allures and Illusions of Politics’ in Melleuish and Salusinszky (eds) Blaming Ourselves: September 11 and the agony of the Left, Sydney, Duffy and Snellgrove, 2002, 147–155.
- ‘Australian Liberalism’, in J.R. Nethercote (Ed), Liberalism and the Australian Federation, Sydney, Federation Press, 2001, 28–41
- ‘Populism and Conservatism in Australian Political Thought,’ in Paul Boreham, Geoffrey Stokes and Richard Hall (eds), The Politics of Australian Society: Political Issues for the New Century, Longman, Sydney, 2000, 51–64.
- (with Geoff Stokes) 'Australian Political Thought', in Geoffrey Bolton & Wayne Hudson (eds) Creating Australia: New Essays in Australian History, Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1997, 111–121.
- 'Universal Obligations: Liberalism, Religion and National Identity', in Geoff Stokes, The Politics of Identity in Australia, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1997, 50–62.
Refereed conference papers
- ‘Reflections on Secularisation,’ In R.S. Laura, R.A. Buchanan & A. Chapman (Eds.), God, Freedom and Nature: Proceedings of the CIS Biennial Conference in Philosophy, Religion and Culture. Boston: Body and Soul Dynamics.
- ‘Democracy and Asabiya,’ Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, http://www.pol.mq.edu.au/apsa/refereed_papers.html
- ‘How do we get the place of Europe in world history right?’ In Terror War Tradition; Mees, B. & Koehne, S. Eds.; Australian Humanities Press: Unley, 2007; pp 379-394‘Democracy and Asabiya,’ Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, http://www.pol.mq.edu.au/apsa/refereed_papers.html
- ‘How do we get the place of Europe in world history right?’ In Terror War Tradition; Mees, B. & Koehne, S. Eds.; Australian Humanities Press: Unley, 2007; pp 379-394
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