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Dr Tony Joel



Senior Lecturer In History


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

+61 3 522 72580


Tony is Senior Lecturer in History and Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Research interests

Tony's research interests include contemporary German history, the Cold War, the politics of war memory and commemoration, and sports history.



Contemporary Histories Research Group, in the Alfred Deakin Research Institute (ADRI)

Australian Alumni Association of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, DAAD)

Editorial & Management Committee of the Australian Policy & History (APH) Network <> 



Teaching interests

Tony's teaching interests include modern German history, the Holocaust, the Cold War, sports history, and historiography.

Units taught

Unit Chair, AIH264 The Holocaust

Unit Chair, AIH256 Sport in History

Unit Chair, AIH320 History Internship


Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2012.

Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence, Vice Chancellor's Prizes and Awards, 2011.

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, 2010.

German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, DAAD) research scholarship, 2005-06.


Tony and his Deakin colleague Professor David Lowe are the General Editors for Routledge's new interdisciplinary book series entitled Remembering the Modern World. To commence the series, Tony and David recently co-authored Remembering the Cold War: Global Contest and National Stories (Routledge, 2013).

Tony's new research project focuses on the history and memory of sporting triumphs, tragedies, and rivalries. Key case studies include the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball and Liverpool FC and Manchester United in the English Premier League.




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The Dresden firebombing : memory and the politics of commemorating destruction

Dr Tony Joel

(2013), London, England, A1


Remembering the Cold War: global contest and national stories

Prof David Lowe, Dr Tony Joel

(2013), Abingdon, England, A1


Reconstruction over ruins : rebuilding Dresden's Frauenkirche

Dr Tony Joel

(2012), pp. 197-218, The heritage of war, Abingdon, England, B1


Football's world cup and its fans - reflections on national styles : a photo essay on Germany 2006

Roy Hay, Dr Tony Joel

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 1-32, Soccer & society, London, England, C1



Australian Competitive Grants

The Chaotic Transition from War to Peace in Soviet-Occupied Europe, 1945-53

Dr Filip Slaveski, Dr Tony Joel

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2017: $44,620
  • 2016: $128,160
  • 2015: $126,151


Associate Supervisor

Sarah Coates

Thesis entitled: Belsen, Dachau, 1945: Newspapers and the First Draft of History

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Mathew John Turner

Thesis entitled: Experts' History: the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial and Anatomie des SS-Staates

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Eric Meadows

Thesis entitled: A diplomatic history of Australia's relations with India 1944-1962

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences