Dr Cindy McCreery
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Institutional Affiliation: Department of History, The University of Sydney, Australia
Dr. Cindy McCreery is Associate Professor in History at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on monarchy and colonialism. She has co-edited 3 volumes in Manchester University Press’s Studies in Imperialism series, a Royal Studies Journal special issue and a forthcoming Oxford University Press volume on ‘Global Royal Families’. She is now researching travel by British and Hawaiian royals in the late 19-early 20c., and completing a monograph on Prince Alfred’s global voyages on HMS Galatea, 1867-71. In 2022 she convened an international online conference, ‘Going Platinum: Australian responses to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-2022’.
Current research projects on modern monarchy:
‘Navigating Empire: Queen Victoria’s Sailor Son Prince Alfred and Britain’s first global royal tour, 1867-71’
‘Monarchy on the Move: the overlapping global journeys of King Kalākaua of Hawai’i and Princes Albert Victor and George of Great Britain, 1879-81’
‘Royal Exchange: Travel, Honours, Education and Material Culture in the Age of Global Monarchy, c.1860-1920’
Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:
Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia, co-ed. With Robert Aldrich (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020), v-xiii, 1-292.
Royals on Tour: Politics, pageantry and colonialism, co-ed. With Robert Aldrich (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018), pp. v-xi, 1-281.
Crowns and Colonies: European monarchies and overseas empires, co-ed. With Robert Aldrich (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016), v-xii, 1-336.
Guest Editor, Journal Special Issue
With Robert Aldrich, ‘Twentieth-century Royal Tours of the British dominions’, Royal Studies Journal, 5, 1 (2018).
“Orders from disorder? King Kalākaua’s 1881 global tour and the Hawaiian monarchy’s late nineteenth-century deployment of royal orders and decorations”, History Australia (2021) 18:2, 219-240, DOI:10.1080/14490854.2021.1918010
“Views across the deck of HMS Ophir: revisiting the 1901 British imperial royal tour”, Royal Studies Journal, 5,1 (2018), 55-81.
“Rude interruption: colonial manners, gender and Prince Alfred’s visit to New South Wales, 1868”, Forum for Modern Language Studies: a special issue ‘Interrupted itineraries: the unexpected in European travel narratives’, ed. David Culpin and Michael Titlestad, 49, 4 (2013), 437-456.
“Telling the story: HMS Galatea’s 1867 Visit to South Africa, 1867”, South African Historical Journal, vol. 61, no. 4 (December 2009), 817-837.
‘Mary of Teck: a dutiful consort’, in A. Norris, C. Harris, J.L. Laynesmith, D. R. Messer and E. Woodacre, eds., Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty, Queenship and Power series, vol. 4 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023), pp. 189-210.
‘Crossing the Line: Technological, Climatic and Racial Border Crossings in the 1901 British Imperial Royal Tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York’, in Levke Harders and Falko Schnicke, ed., Belonging across borders: transnational practices in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022), pp. 197-228.
(with Robert Aldrich), “Monarchies, Decolonisation and Post-Colonial Asia”, in Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia (Manchester University Press, 2020), pp. 1-21.
(with Robert Aldrich), “European Royals and their Colonial Realms: Honors and Decorations”, in Christina Jordan and Imke Polland, eds., Realms of Royalty: New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies (Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020), pp. 63-88.
“The Sailor, the Lover, the Husband and the King: Images of William IV and Age and Continuity in Elite English Society, 1765-1832”, in Revisiting A Polite and Commercial People: essays in Georgian Politics, Society and Culture ed. Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci (Oxford University Press, 2019), pp. 77-97.
“Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Prince Alfred’s precedent in British overseas royal tours, c.1860-1925”, Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism, eds. Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Manchester University Press, 2018), pp. 56-79.
(with Robert Aldrich), “Empire Tours: royal travel between colonies and metropoles”, Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism, eds. Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Manchester University Press, 2018).
Works in Progress
Navigating Empire: Queen Victoria’s Sailor Son Prince Alfred and Britain’s first global royal tour, 1867-71
Global Royal Families, co-ed. With Robert Aldrich and Falko Schnicke (Oxford University Press and German Historical Institute, London).
‘Writing the global voyages of King Kalākaua of Hawai’i (1881) and Princes Albert Victor and George of Great Britain (1879-82) as modern ‘grand tours’, Central European History, 10,000 word article revised June 2022.
‘Meeting the global royal family? The visits of King Kalākaua of Hawai’i and Princes Albert Victor and George of Britain to Meiji Japan and Johor, 1881-1882’, in Robert Aldrich, Falko Schnicke and Cindy McCreery, ed., Global Royal Families (Oxford University Press and German Historical Institute London).