Professor Matt Fitzpatrick

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Institutional Affiliation: Flinders University


Matthew Fitzpatrick is a Future Fellow and Professor of International History at Flinders University. His research is primarily on the German Empire, comparative imperialism and the history of German political and cultural history. He is the author of three books, Liberal Imperialism in GermanyPurging the Empire and The Kaiser and the Colonies. He is a past winner of the Chester Penn Higby Prize and has twice been a Humboldt Fellow at the Westphalian Wilhelm University in Münster, Germany.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Strategic Friendship: Anglo-German Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region (ARC Future Fellowship).

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

The Kaiser and the Colonies: Monarchy in the Age of Empire (ARC Discovery Project) (Oxford University Press, in press, expected Feb 2022)

Guest editor of a special issue of History Australia entitled ‘Sovereignty in the Global South’ (ARC funded).


Twitter: @kilderbenhauser


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