Professor Kate Fullagar

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Areas of expertise: eighteenth-century world history, especially British Empire, North America, and the Pacific; Indigenous-Imperial relations; Visual Culture; Biography

Email: kate.fullagar@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0178-7429

Kate Fullagar is professor of history at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Australian Catholic University. She is also honorary professor of history at Macquarie University and currently co-editor of the Australian Historical Association’s journal, History Australia. Kate specializes in the history of the eighteenth-century world, particularly the British Empire and the many indigenous societies it encountered. She is the author of The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire (New Haven, 2020) and The Savage Visit(Berkeley, 2012); the editor of The Atlantic World in the Antipodes: Effects and Transformations since the Eighteenth Century (Newcastle, 2012); and co-editor with Michael McDonnell of Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age(Baltimore, 2018). She is Lead Chief Investigator of an ARC Linkage project with the National Portrait Gallery called Facing New Worlds.

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Books

  • The Warrior, The Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020)
  • Co-editor with Michael A. McDonnell, eds., Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age, 1760-1840 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018)
  • The Savage Visit: New World People and Popular Imperial Culture in Britain, 1710-1795 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012)
  • Editor, The Atlantic World in the Antipodes: Effects and Transformations since the Eighteenth Century (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012)

Articles and Chapters

  • “America and the Pacific: The View from the Beach,” The Cambridge History of America in the World, eds. E. Gould, C. Pestana & P. Mapp, vol. I (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021)
  • “Voyagers from the Havai‘i Diaspora: Polynesian Mobility, 1760s-1850s,” in L. Russell and A. McGrath, eds, The Routledge Companion to Global Indigenous History (London: Routledge, in press, forthcoming 2020)
  • With Michael A. McDonnell, “Empire, Indigeneity, Revolution,” in K. Fullagar & M. A. McDonnell, eds., Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age, 1760-1840 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018)
  • “Envoys of Interest: a Cherokee, a Ra‘iatean, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire,” in K. Fullagar & M. A. McDonnell, eds., Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age, 1760-1840 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018)
  •  “Producing Philosophes in Oceania: Enlightenment through Pacific Spaces,” Eighteenth-Century Life, Special Issue, 45/1
  • With Leigh Boucher, “Modern British History and the Antipodes,” History Australia, vol. 13. No. 1, March 2016
  • “Popular Contests over Empire in the Eighteenth Century: The Extended Version,” History Australia, vol. 13, No. 1, March 2016
  • “From Pawns to Players: Rewriting Three Indigenous Experiences of the British Empire” in W. Jackson and E. Manktelow, eds., Subverting Empire: Deviance and Disorder in the British Colonial World (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Projects

  • 2020-2022 Australia-France Social Science Collaborative Research Program Grant, ‘Maohi Voyagers to France and Australia 1760s-1860s,’ Lead Chief Investigator with Veronique Lacarde, University of French Polynesia
  • 2017-2021 ARC Linkage Grant, ‘Facing New Worlds: Comparative Histories of Australasia and North America,’ Lead Chief Investigator with Michael A. McDonnell, Usyd (Chief Investigator), David Hansen, ANU (Chief Investigator), Joanna Gilmour, NPG (PartnerInvestigator) 
  • 2008-09 Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Grant, ‘The Antipodean Laboratory: Humanity, Sovereignty, and Environment in Southern Oceans and Lands, 1700-2009’, University of Sydney, Chief Investigator

Accolades and awards

  • 2019 Visiting Fellowship, Humanities Council at Princeton University
  • 2018 Australian Academy of the Humanities Publication Subsidy
  • 2015 Lewis Walpole Travelling Fellowship, Yale University
  • 2014 Visiting Fellow, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
  • 2013 Short listed for NSW Premier’s General History Prize for The Savage Visit
  • 2010 British Academy Visiting Fellowship to University of York, UK

Appointments and affiliations

Current

  • Honorary Professor of History, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, 2020--
  • Executive Board Member, Australian Historical Association, 2019-2022
  • Member, Sydney Pacific Studies Network, 2017-- [Convenor 2019-20]
  • Member and Treasurer of the ANZ Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2017--

Editorial roles

  • Co-editor of History Australia with Leigh Boucher and Michelle Arrow, 2019-2022
  • Board Member, Australian Historical Studies, 2017-2019
  • Assistant Editor, Representations, 2001

Public Engagement

  • Speaker for the Cook Anniversary for the Big Ideas ABC Radio National podcast, July 2020
  • Speaker for the four-part 2SER podcast, Bennelong Revealed, July 2020
  • Speaker with Christine Anu, “Black Life Matters”, ABC Evenings radio, May 2020
  • Historical Consultant to the State Library of NSW for Cook Anniversary exhibition, 2018 (produced as ‘Eight Days in Kamay’, 2020)
  • Consultant for Junkee Media, “What is the History of That?” pilot program, June 2019
  • Co-convenor and MC, NSW History Week’s Erskineville History Day, August 2016
  • Panelist, Kaldor Art Project, “Colonialism and the Age of Enlightenment,” October 2017
  • Historical Consultant for the redesign of the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2014
  • Public lecture for the Art Gallery of NSW exhibition on “America,” 2013

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