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Prof David Lowe

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Contemporary History

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Education

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

david.lowe@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72691

Research interests

David conducts research in a number of aspects of contemporary history, including: the uses of history by politicians; remembering conflict and political transitions; the growth of international students as a factor in cultural diplomacy; and the history of Australia's foreign and aid policies, including overseas diplomatic representation.

Teaching interests

Modern international history, including conflict, memory and the public uses of history

Research groups

https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/contemporary-history-studies/

http://aph.org.au/

Publications

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2020

New Zealand and the Colombo Plan in the long 1950s

David Lowe

(2020), History Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Australia's Atomic Past

David Lowe

(2020), pp. 1-14, Journal of Applied History, C1

journal article
2019

'Between politics and scholarship': the first decade of the Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1949-1958

M Turner, T Joel, D Lowe

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 250-271, European history quarterly, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Sponsored Students and the Rise of "the International" in Australian Communities

D Lowe, A Kent

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 487-502, Journal of Australian Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Remembering independence

C Lentz, D Lowe

(2018), London, Eng., A1

book

Introduction : an unfinished atomic bomb

D Lowe, C Atherton, A Miller

(2018), pp. ix-xviii, The unfinished atomic bomb : shadows and reflections, Lanham, Md., B1

book chapter

The Manhattan Project Historical National Park

D Lowe

(2018), pp. 167-184, The unfinished atomic bomb : shadows and reflections, Lanham, Md., B1

book chapter

The unfinished atomic bomb: shadows and reflections

D Lowe, C Atherton, A Miller

(2018), Lanham, Md., A7

edited book
2016

The Australian embassy in Washington

D Lowe, D Lee, C Bridge

(2016), pp. 1-21, Australia goes to Washington : 75 years of Australian representation in the United States, 1940-2015, Canberra, A.C.T., B1

book chapter

Percy Spender and club America in the 1950s

D Lowe

(2016), pp. 57-77, Australia goes to Washington : 75 years of Australian representation in the United States, 1940-2015, Canberra, A.C.T., B1

book chapter

Conclusion

D Lowe, D Lee

(2016), pp. 255-260, Australia goes to Washington : 75 years of Australian representation in the United States, 1940-2015, Canberra, A.C.T., B1

book chapter

AUSTRALIA GOES TO WASHINGTON 75 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1940-2015 Conclusion

David Lowe, David Lee

(2016), A7

edited book
2015

Australia's Colombo plans, old and new: international students as foreign relations

D Lowe

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 448-462, International journal of cultural policy, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The Colombo Plan: modernisation and memory and cultural engagement in Australia and New Zealand

D Lowe

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 142-153, Journal of Australian studies, Tokyo, Japan, C1-1

journal article
2014

Remembering the Cold War: Global contest and national stories

D Lowe, T Joel

(2014), pp. 1-260, Remembering the Cold War: Global Contest and National Stories, A1

book
2013

The historical roots of public diplomacy and their significance for Australia and India

D Lowe

(2013), pp. 1-25, Enriched relations: public diplomacy in Australia-Indian relations, Delhi, India, B1

book chapter

Journalists and Australian stirrings in public diplomacy in the 1950s and 1960s

D Lowe

(2013), pp. 91-106, Enriched relations : public diplomacy in Australia-India relations, Dehli, India, B1

book chapter

Journalists and the stirring of Australian public diplomacy: The Colombo Plan towards the 1960s

D Lowe

(2013), Vol. 48, pp. 175-190, Journal of Contemporary History, C1

journal article

Australians assembling

D Lowe

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 65-76, History Australia, C1

journal article
2012

The historical roots of public diplomacy and their significance for India

D Lowe

(2012), pp. 105-122, The reluctant superpower : understanding India and its aspirations, Melbourne, Vic, B1

book chapter
2011

Security

D Lowe

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 494-517, The Cambridge History of Australia, B1

book chapter

Old wine, new bloggers : public diplomacy, India and Australia

D Lowe

(2011), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2010

Australian between empires : the life of Percy Spender

D Lowe

(2010), London, England, A1

book

Cold war London : Harrison and White

D Lowe

(2010), pp. 127-139, The high commissioners : Australia's representatives in the United Kingdom, 1910-2010, Barton, A.C.T., B1

book chapter

Autobiography in Australian parliamentary first speeches

D McCooey, D Lowe

(2010), Vol. 33, pp. 68-83, Biography - An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, C1

journal article

The Colombo Plan and 'soft' regionalism in the Asia-Pacific: Australian and New Zealand cultural diplomacy in the 1950s and 1960s.

D Lowe

(2010), Geelong, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2008

Filial daughters-in-law: Questioning confucian filiality

S Tan

(2008), pp. 226-240, Filial Piety in Chinese Thought and History, B1-1

book chapter

From war to postwar : Ted Williams in Canberra, 1946-52

D Lowe

(2008), pp. 275-293, Diplomats at war : British and Commonwealth diplomacy in wartime, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Generation B and the end of empire

D Lowe

(2008), pp. 437-442, Making Australian history : perspectives on the past since 1788, South Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

book chapter
2006

From Sudan to Suez: strategic encounters

D Lowe

(2006), pp. 35-50, Australia and the Middle East : a front-line relationship, London, England, B1

book chapter
2005

Australia`s cold war : Britishness and English-speaking worlds challenged anew

D Lowe

(2005), pp. 361-380, Rediscovering the British world, Calgary, Canada, B1

book chapter

Three world wars : Australia and the global implications of twentieth century wars

D Lowe

(2005), pp. 117-127, Globalization, regionalization and the history of international relations, Milano, Italy, B1-1

book chapter

Brave new liberal: Percy Spender

D Lowe

(2005), Vol. 51, pp. 389-399, Australian Journal of Politics and History, C1

journal article

Howard, Downer and the Liberals' realist tradition

G Smith, D Lowe

(2005), Vol. 51, pp. 459-472, Australian Journal of Politics and History, C1

journal article
2003

Percy Spender, Minister and Ambassador

D Lowe

(2003), pp. 62-87, Ministers, mandarins and diplomats : Australian foreign policy making, 1941-1969, Carlton, Vic., B1

book chapter

Ministers, mandarins and diplomats : Australian foreign policy making, 1941-1969

J Beaumont, C Waters, D Lowe, G Woodard

(2003), Carlton, Vic., A7

edited book
2002

Percy Spender and the American century

D Lowe

(2002), London, England, A1-1

book

Canberra's Colombo plan: Public images of Australia's relations with post-colonial South and Southeast Asia in the 1950s

D Lowe

(2002), Vol. 25, pp. 183-204, South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies, C1

journal article
2001

Percy Spender's quest

D Lowe

(2001), Vol. 55, pp. 187-198, Australian Journal of International Affairs, C1

journal article
1997

Australia at the United Nations in the 1950s: the paradox of empire

D Lowe

(1997), Vol. 51, pp. 171-181, Australian journal of international affairs, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1994

Percy Spender and the Colombo plan 1950

D Lowe

(1994), Vol. 40, pp. 162-176, Australian journal of politics and history, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Australian politicians and the uses of history: from Federation to the present

Prof David Lowe, Prof James Walter

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2014: $3,083
  • 2013: $16,000
  • 2012: $43,836
  • 2011: $40,805
  • 2010: $42,058

50 years of Papua New Guinean and Indonesian tertiary scholarships in Australia: an assessment of post-scholarship leadership, networks and linkages with Australia

Prof David Lowe, Dr Jonathan Ritchie

AusAID Grant - Australian Development Research Awards - Australian Agency for International Development

  • 2014: $299,821
  • 2013: $315,466

Australia's foreign aid since 1945: national values and aid allocation

Prof David Lowe, Prof Mark McGillivray

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2019: $133,455
  • 2018: $153,493
  • 2017: $108,386

Other Public Sector Funding

Regional Research and Information Centre - A review of the current data in the Health and Wellbeing Pillar of G21

Prof David Lowe, A/Prof Kevin O'Toole

  • 2010: $80,000

Policies and governance to support integrated landscape management in a changing environment.

Prof Andy Bennett, Prof David Lowe, A/Prof Kevin O'Toole

  • 2012: $161,250
  • 2010: $53,750

Enriched Relations: Cultural Diplomacy in Australian-Indian relations, past and present

Prof David Lowe, Prof David Walker

  • 2011: $18,181

Regional Research and Information Centre Business Plan

Prof David Lowe

  • 2011: $15,000

Australia's Embassy in Tokyo: history from Australian and Japanese perspectives

Prof David Lowe

  • 2016: $9,660

Australia-India Student Mobility: Experiences, Lessons and Transformations

Prof David Lowe, Dr Liudmila Druzenko, Dr Michele Lobo

  • 2017: $50,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Galit Chantrell

Thesis entitled: The San Remo Conference 1920: its meaning and memory

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2018

Lisa Couacaud

Thesis entitled: The Ideal America(n): Dwight Eisenhower's Elusive Search

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2016

Khylie Daws

Thesis entitled: Advancing Australia: Cultural Diplomacy in the Menzies Era

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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

2013

Eric Meadows

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2012

Helena Morris

Thesis entitled: Kingsley Henderson: Architect of Civic Virtue in Interwar Melbourne

Master of Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2011

Lancelot Schultz

Thesis entitled: International Standing, International Reputation and Australian Foreign Policy

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2009

Christopher Linke

Thesis entitled: Side-by-side Memorials and Australian Vietnam War Remembrance Australian Police Memorialisation, Commemoration and Remembrance Australian Police Memorialisation, Commemoration and Remembrance Australian Police Memorialisation, Commemoration and Remembrance

Master of Arts, School of History, Heritage and Society

2007

Jodie Boyd

Thesis entitled: Conservative Discourse at the Time of the Korean War, 1950-52

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2006

Johannes Werner Steinbach

Thesis entitled: Threats, Fear, Politics and the Shaping of Insecurity 1946-1955

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2005

Graham Alwin McLean

Thesis entitled: The History of the Geelong Regional Commission

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2004

Daniel House

Thesis entitled: Rethinking the Region: Australia and Britain's withdrawal from Southeast Asia, 1965-1971

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Social & International Studies

2001

Lori Snowden

Thesis entitled: Water Escaping Sovereignty: The Hydropolitics of the Tigris-Euphrates River

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Australian & International Studies

1999

Graham Alwin McLean

Thesis entitled: The diversification of Geelong's industrial development IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Master of Arts, School of Australian & International Studies

Associate Supervisor
2017

Amita Vengacherry Joseph

Thesis entitled: Effectiveness of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) guidelines in India

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Yenny Narny

Thesis entitled: Resilience of West Sumatran Women: Historical, Cultural and Social Impacts

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2016

Suresh Joshi

Thesis entitled: Understanding health behaviour trajectories of immigrants in Australia: a longitudinal investigation

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Marc Curran

Thesis entitled: Towards better multidimensional well-being measurement

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015

Julie Anne Suares

Thesis entitled: An ardent internationalist: Ben Chifley and the new world order

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2011

Gregory Watters

Thesis entitled: The White Doctors' Burden: The Australian Medical Professionand Asia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of History, Heritage and Society

2010

Sally Percival Wood

Thesis entitled: Sovereignty and Resistance: India, China and the Asian-African Conference, 1955

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

2003

Ramesh Somasunderam

Thesis entitled: The Strategic Importance of the Island State of Sri Lanka

Master of Arts, School of Social & International Studies

2001

Rodney Cummins

Thesis entitled: Australian Perceptions of the Orient 1880-1910

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Australian & International Studies