The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Professor Paul Pickering is a Senior Fellow and Convener of Graduate Studies at the Research School of Humanities. Prior to taking up this post he was a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre (2000-4). He was the Convener of Graduate Studies in History at the Australian National University (2002-6). He is Head of the HRC Biography Institute and a member of the Board of the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Paul’s research and teaching interests are very broad. He has published extensively on Australian, British and Irish social, political and cultural history.

Books and Monographs

Feargus O'Connor: A Political Life, Merlin, London, 2008, forthcoming.

Unrespectable Radicals?: Popular Politics In The Age Of Reform, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2007, pp. 1-224.

Contested Sites: Commemoration, Memorial and Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2004, pp. 1-176.

Friends of the People: Uneasy Radicals in the Age of the Chartists, Merlin Press, London, 2002, pp. 1-176.

The People's Bread: A History of the Anti-Corn Law League, Leicester University Press, 2000, pp. 1-304.

Chartism and the Chartists in Manchester and Salford, Macmillan, Basingstoke, (St Martins, New York), 1995, pp. 1-294

Even When It Rained: Young Australia Remembers Melbourne, 1996, pp. 1-46 (Australia Remembers 1945-95 commemorative publication).

Work and Society: The Impact of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions on Britain, (edited and compiled with Alex Tyrrell), LaTrobe Studies in History, 1991, pp. 1-51.

Chapters In Books:


‘Peaceably if we can, forcibly if we must: Political Violence and Insurrection in Early-Victorian Britain’, in B. Bowden (ed) Terror: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism in Europe, 1605-2005, (with a Preface by Geoffrey Robertson Q.C.), University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 2008, forthcoming.

‘Betrayal and Exile: A Forgotten Chartist Experience’, in M.T. Davis & P.A. Pickering (eds), Unrespectable Radicals? Popular Politics in the Age of Reform, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2007, pp. 201-217.

'Loyalty and Rebellion in Colonial Politics: The Campaign Against Convict Transportation', in P. Buckner and R. D. Francis (eds) Rediscovering the British World, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, 2005, pp. 87-107.

'Mercenary Scribblers and Polluted Quills: The Colonial Chartist Press', in J. Allen and O. Ashton (eds), Papers for the People, Merlin Press, London, 2005, pp. 190-215.

'A Grand Ossification: William Cobbett and the Commemoration of Tom Paine', in P.A. Pickering and A. Tyrrell (eds), Contested Sites: Commemoration, Memorial and Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2004, pp. 57-80.

'The Chartist Rites of Passage: Commemorating Feargus O'Connor', in P.A. Pickering and A. Tyrrell (eds), Contested Sites: Commemoration, Memorial and Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2004, pp. 101-126.

[with Alex Tyrrell], 'The Public Memorial of Reform', in P.A. Pickering and A. Tyrrell (eds), Contested Sites: Commemoration, Memorial and Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2004, pp. 1-23.

'Chartism and the Trade of Agitation in Early Victorian Britain', S. Roberts (ed), The People's Charter: Democratic Agitation in Early Victorian Britain, Merlin Press, London, 2003, pp. 19-34.

'A Wider Field in a New Country: Chartism in Colonial Australia', M. Sawer (ed.), Elections, Full, Free & Fair, Federation Press, Sydney, 2001, pp. 28-44.

'"The Finger of God": Gold and political culture in Colonial New South Wales', I.D. McCalman (ed.), Gold: Forgotten Histories and Lost Objects of Australia, Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 21-43.

Articles In Refereed Journals:


‘The Highway to Comfort and Independence: A Case Study of Radicalism in the British World’, History Australia, vol. 5. no. 1, April 2008, pp. 0.6.1- 0.6.14.

‘Was the Southern Tree of Liberty an Oak?’, Labour History, no. 92, May 2007, pp. 139-142.

'"Ripe for a Republic": British Radical Responses to the Eureka Stockade', Australian Historical Studies, no. 121, April 2003, pp. 69-90.

'The Hearts of the Millions: Chartism and Popular Monarchism in the 1840s', History, vol. 88, no. 290, April 2003, pp. 227-248.

'Conserving the People's History: Lessons from Manchester and Salford', Humanities Research, vol. VIII, no. 1, 2001, pp. 51-8.

'And Your Petitioners &c': Chartist Petitioning in Popular Politics 1838-48', English Historical Review, vol. 116, no. 466, April 2001, pp. 368-388.

'The Oak of English Liberty: Popular Constitutionalism in New South Wales, 1848-1856', Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 3, no. 1, April 2001, pp. 1-27.

'Irish first' Daniel O'Connell, the Native Manufacture Campaign, and Economic Nationalism, 1840-44', Albion, vol. 32, no. 4, Winter 2000, pp. 598-616.
 

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