Doctor Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen

Doctor Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen

LECTURER,
Arts (SoHCA)

Biography

Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen is a Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. She received her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2007. Elizabeth is interested in cultural and social histories of modern warfare. Her work has examined the experience of 'soldiers of conscience' in nineteenth and twentieth century wars, regimes of discipline and punishment in the armed forces, and wartime psychiatry.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Roberts-Pedersen.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • BA University of Newcastle (NSW)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Arts (SoHCA)

Contact

Email: E.Roberts-Pedersen@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6166
Mobile:
Location: 1.G.53
Bankstown
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 100293 War and Society: 20th Century Australia, 2012
  • 100868 Foundations of Modern Australia, 2012
  • 100958 Australia and the World, 2010
  • 101993 War and Society in the Twentieth Century, 2013
  • 102000 Modern European History and Politics, 2013

Publications

Books

  • Roberts, E. (2010), 'Freedom, Faction, Fame and Blood: British Soldiers of Conscience in Greece, Spain and Finland', : Sussex Academic Press 9781845193188.

Chapters in Books

  • Roberts-Pedersen, E. (2014), ''The outrage in Miri' : sex, race and violence and the second AIF in Sarawak', The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture, Routledge 9780415740647.
  • Roberts, E. (2004), 'The Abraham Lincoln Brigade and the Communist Party', History in Dispute, Volume 18: The Spanish Civil War, St James Press 1558624945.

Journal Articles

  • Roberts-Pedersen, E. (2014), 'Damage : the 'war neurotic' serviceman comes home', History Australia, vol 11, no 1 , pp 82 - 101.
  • Roberts-Pedersen, E. (2012), 'A weak spot in the personality? Conceptualising "war neurosis" in British medical literature of the Second World War', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol 58, no 3 , pp 408 - 420.
  • Roberts, E. (2008), 'British and American Volunteers and the Politics of Dress and Demeanour in the Spanish Civil War', Limina, vol 14 .
  • Roberts, E. (2006), 'The Spanish Precedent: British Volunteers in the Russo-Finnish War', History Australia, vol 3 , pp 71 - 714.

Research

I am interested in cultural and social histories of warfare in the modern world. My current research focuses on the use of psychiatry during wartime, but I am also interested in gender and war, memorialisation of wars and the war dead, medicine in wartime, and modes of discipline and punishment (such as the courts-martial system), as well as the broader history of psychiatry, psychiatric patients and treatment regimes. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Roberts-Pedersen.

Supervision

Doctor Roberts-Pedersen is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Relationships Between Officers and Other Ranks in the Australian Army in the Second World War
Field of Research: HISTORY
Title: Voluntary Evacuation of Australian Children 1941/1942
Field of Research:
Title: Commemoration and Memory Diplomacy: Their Effects on Australian Relations with Belgium Since the First World War
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: 'Sometimes a Little Injustice must be Suffered for the Public Good'. How the National Security (Aliens Control) Regulations 1939 (Cth) affected the lives of German, Italian, Japanese and Australian born women living in Australia during the Second World War.
Field of Research: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Thesis: 'Sometimes a Little Injustice must be Suffered for the Public Good'. How the National Security (Aliens Control) Regulations 1939 (Cth) affected the lives of German, Italian, Japanese and Australian born women living in Australia during the Second World War.

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