Professor David Cahill

Professor of History
BA Hons Macquarie, MA PhD Liverpool
School of Humanities & Languages


9385 1434
Room 324, Morven Brown


In Semester 1 of 2009 I am coordinating and teaching HMS3002, Making Histories and Historians
In Semester 2 of 2009 I am coordinating and teaching: HMS3002, Making Histories and Historians; ARTS1150 Introduction to Americas Studies; HIST3117 Colonising the Americas: The Spanish and Portuguese Empires

Consultation Times
David is available for consultation on Thursdays 11-12pm or by prior appointment

Other information

President, Australasian Iberian and Latin American Studies Association (AILASA), 2008-2010.
Mendel Research Fellow, Lilly Library, University of Indiana, 2010-11
Visiting Professor (Professeur Invité et Maître de Conférences), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 2007.
Prize: Awarded the Conference Prize of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) for 2003.
Travelling Research Fellow, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, 1996.
Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool, 1996-2007.
General Editor of the Series, First Nations and the Colonial Encounter, for Sussex Academic Press.
Member (2001-2007) of both editorial board and editorial committee of Journal of Religious History
co-Managing Editor,Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, from 2012.
Member (1996-2011) of the editorial board and editorial committee of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research
Member (1995-2000) of editorial board of Tawantinsuyu: International Journal of Inka Studies/Revista Internacional de Estudios Inkaicos
Academic Consultant (“Wissenschaftliche Berater”), 1990-91, Organizing Committee (“Fachbeirat”) of the Berlin Exhibition, Im Zeichen des Kreuzes 1492-1992. Christen in Lateinamerika zwischen Unterdrückung und Befreiung.
Founder Member of the “Arbeitskreis Außereuropäische Geschichte” of the German Historical Association, Historikertag, University of Trier, 1986.
First-ever Associate Member of “Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos” (AHILA), 1992
Elected as delegate of behalf of English-speaking countries/scholars to deliver the formal ‘Vote of Thanks’ to the International Congress of Americanists, Warsaw, 14 July, 2000.
Chair of the James Alexander Robertson Prize Committee, Conference on Latin American History (CLAH), for 2010.
Member of the Tibesar Prize Committee of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) for 2006.
Prize: contributor to Dirk Moses (ed.), Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest and Subaltern Resistance in World History (Berghahn Books, New York), awarded H-Soz-u-Kult Prize for 2008, First Prize in the Category of Non-European History
Prize: contributor to Technology, Disease and Colonial Conquests, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries: Essays Reappraising the Guns and Germs Theories, ed. George Raudzens (E.J. Brill, Leiden), chosen as "Outstanding Academic Book" Award, Choice for 2001.