Peter Dennis

Emeritus Professor

Peter Dennis is Emeritus Professor of History and Visiting Fellow in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences. He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and Adelaide Teachers College (1966), and of Duke University (MA 1968; PhD 1970). He taught at The Royal Military College of Canada, The University  of Western Ontario the Faculty of Military Studies at RMC Duntroon, before joining UNSW Canberra at the new ADFA campus in 1986. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1972, and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003. He was head of the Department of History at UNSW Canberra from 1989 to 1998, and was joint founding editor of the journal War & Society. He has been closely involved with the creation and maintenance of the 'Australian Anzacs in the Great War' and 'New Zealand's Great War databases.

Bou J; Dennis P; Dalgleish P; Grey APSOHJ, 2016, The Australian Imperial Force The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War
2010, Victory or Defeat: Armies in the Aftermath of Conflict, Dennis PJ, (ed.), Big Sky Publishing, Newport, NSW
Dennis PJ; Grey JG, 1996, Emergency and confrontation: Australian military operations in Malaya and Borneo 1950-1966, Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW
Dennis PJ; Grey JG; Morris EH; Prior RG, 1995, The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, Original, Oxford University Press, Melbourne
Book Chapters
Dennis PJ, 2017, 'The Malayan Emergency', in Charles Bean: Man, Myth, Legacy, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 159 - 168
Dennis PJ, 2010, 'The Unknown and the Unknowable: The Loss of HMAS Sydney', in Imponderable but Not Inevitable - Warfare in the 20th Century, edn. Original, Praeger Security International - An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara CA, USA, pp. 23 - 40
Dennis PJ, 2010, 'Out in the midday sun: The loss of HMAS Sydney II', in Stockings C (ed.), Zombie Myths of Australian Military History, edn. 1st, UNSW Press, Sydney Australia, pp. 116 - 139
Dennis PJ; Grey JG, 2003, 'Australia and New Zealand', in Higham R; Showalter DE (ed.), Researching World War I, edn. Original, Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn; London, pp. 265 - 278
Dennis PJ, 2002, 'Australia and the `Singapore Strategy`', in Farrell B; Hunter S (ed.), Sixty Years On The Fall of Singapore, edn. 1, Eastern Universities Press, Singapore, pp. 29 - 41
Dennis PJ, 2002, 'Netherlands East Indies, 1945-1947:An Unwelcome Commitment', in Thompson J (ed.), The Imperial War Museum Book of Modern Warfare British and Commonwealth Forces at War 1945-2000, edn. 1, Sidgwick and Jackson, Basingstoke, pp. 29 - 48
Dennis PJ, 1996, 'Australia and Indonesia: the early years', in Australia and the end of the empires, edn. Original, Deakin University Press, Geelong, pp. 43 - 52
Dennis PJ, 1996, 'Evatt and the Indonesian revolution: the early phase', in Brave new world: Dr HV Evatt and AUstralian Foreign Policy 1941-1949, edn. Original, Queensland University Press, St Lucia, Queensland, pp. 102 - 116
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
Dennis PJ, (ed.), 2015, 'Geo-strategy and war: Enduring lessons for the Australian Army: 2015 Chief of Army History Conference', Big Sky Publishing, Sydney, presented at 2015 Chief of Army History Conference, Sydney, -
Dennis PJ, (ed.), 2013, 'Armies & Maritime Strategy: 2013 Chief of Army History Conference', Big Sky Publishing, Sydney 2014, presented at Chief of Army History Conference, Sydney, -
Dennis PJ; Grey JG, (ed.), 2004, 'Battles Near and Far: A Century of Operational Deployment: Chief of Army Military History Conference 2004', Army History Unit, Dept. of Defence, Canberra, presented at Chief of Army Military History Conference 2004, Canberra
Dennis PJ; Grey JG, (ed.), 1997, 'The Second Fifty Years: The Australian Army 1947-1997. Proceedings of the Chief of Army’s History Conference', Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, presented at Chief of Army`s History Conference 1997, Canberra, 23 September 1997
Journal articles
Dennis PJ, 2010, 'Mortality Risk Factors During the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic in the Australian Army', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 201, pp. 1880 - 1889,
Dennis PJ, 2009, 'Empire Lost: Britain, The Dominions and The Second World War', Journal of Military History, vol. 73, pp. 984 - 985
Dennis PJ, 2006, 'Forgotten armies: The fall of British Asia, 1941-1945', Journal of British Studies, vol. 45, pp. 229 - 230
Dennis PJ, 2006, 'No Small Talk: Review of David Horner`s `Strategic Command: General Sir John Wilton and Australia`s Asian Wars', Australian Book Review, vol. May, pp. 19 - 19

British army; British military history & defence policy; post war southeast Asian settlements; AIF database; the Malayan Emergency 1948 - 1960;the centenary history of the Australian Defence Force & the Department of Defence

Organisational units
lensSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sub Theme
lensSoutheast Asian Social Inquiry