Scientia Professor Ian Tyrrell

Scientia Professor
BA Qld, MA PhD Duke
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

9385 2345
Room 352, Morven Brown
Fields: North American History
Tags: Understanding Past Societies

Publications

    Books

    • Tyrrell I;Sexton J, 2015, Empire’s Twin: U.S. Anti-Imperialism from the Founding Era to the Age of Terrorism, Cornell University Press, https://ros.unsw.edu.au/herdcassessment.html?gid=1091
    • Tyrrell IR, 2015, Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt’s America, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo19108988.html
    • Tyrrell IR, 2010, Reforming the world: the creation of Americas moral empire, 1, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, Transnational Nation: United States history in global perspective since 1789, Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndsmills, United Kingdom
    • Tyrrell IR, 2005, Historians in Public: The practice of American history, 1890-1970, 1, University of Chicago Press, Chicago
    • Tyrrell IR; Blocker JS; Fahey DM, (eds.), 2003, Alcohol & Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, First, ABC-CLIO, California, USA
    • Tyrrell IR, 1999, Deadly enemies: tobacco and its opponents in Australia, Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney
    • Tyrrell IR, 1999, True gardens of the gods: Californian-Australian environmental reform, 1860-1930, Original, University of California Press, Berkeley

    Book Chapters

    • Tyrrell IR, 2015, 'The United States in World History since the 1750s', in McNeill J; Pomeranz K (ed.), 1 - Production, destruction, and connection, 1750–present: introduction Volume 7: Production, Destruction and Connection, 1750–Present, Part 1: Structures, Spaces, and Boundary Making, Cambridge University Press, pp. 585 - 610, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139196079.002
    • Tyrrell IR;Sexton J, 2015, 'American Anti-Imperialism since 1776', in Tyrrell IR; Sexton J (ed.), Empire's Twin, Cornell University Press, http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100776930
    • Tyrrell IR, 2015, 'Resource Use, Conservation, and the Environmental Limits of Anti-imperialism, c. 1890–1930', in Tyrrell IR; Sexton J (ed.), Empire's Twin, Cornell University Press, pp. 167 - 184, http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100776930
    • Tyrrell IR;Sexton J, 2015, 'Whither American Anti-imperialism in a Postcolonial World?', in Tyrrell IR; Sexton J (ed.), Empire's Twin, pp. 219 - 242
    • Tyrrell IR, 2014, 'Die US-amerikanische Missionsexpansion und der Aufstieg des amerikanischen »Empires« im späten 19. Jahrhundert', in Große J; Spöring F; Tschurenev J (ed.), Biopolitik und Sittlichkeitsreform, Campus Verlag, pp. 49 - 81, http://www.campus.de/buecher-campus-verlag/wissenschaft/geschichte/biopolitik_und_sittlichkeitsreform-8552.html
    • Tyrrell IR, 2013, 'Missionary Movements', in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, Oxford University Press, pp. 698 - 704
    • Tyrrell IR, 2013, 'The Myth(s) That Will Not Die: American National Exceptionalism', in Bouchard G (ed.), National Myths: Constructed Pasts, Contested Presents, Routledge, pp. 46 - 64, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415631129/
    • Tyrrell IR, 2012, 'Continuities in American Empire: The Nineteenth-Century Inheritance and the Return of History', in Roberts P; Renyi M; Xunhau Y (ed.), China Views Nine-Eleven, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 96 - 110
    • Tyrrell IR, 2012, 'The Space and Time of Transnational History', in Hebel UJ (ed.), Transnational American Studies, edn. American Studies Monograph Series, Universitaetsverlag Winter, Heidelberg, DE, pp. 75 - 96
    • Marmo C;Rosier-Catach I, 2011, 'Introduction', in VIVARIUM-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE, edn. 1-3, BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156853411X590408
    • Tyrrell IR, 2011, 'Historical Writing in the United States', in Schneider A; Woolf D (ed.), Oxford History of Historical Writing, vol. 5: Historical Writing since 1945, edn. 1st, Oxford University Pres, Oxford, pp. 473 - 495
    • Tyrrell IR, 2010, 'Woman, missions, and empire : new approaches to American cultural expansion', in Reeves-Ellington B; Sklar KK; Shemo C (ed.), Competing Kingdoms: Women, Mission, Nation, and American Empire, 1812?1960, edn. 1st, Duke University Press, Durham, NC, pp. 51 - 83
    • Bhargava R, 2009, 'India', in Dissent, edn. WINT
    • Tyrrell IR, 2009, 'Empire in American History', in McCoy AW; Scarano FA (ed.), Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State, edn. ist, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, pp. 541 - 556
    • Tyrrell IR, 2008, 'Transatlantic Progressivism in Women�s Temperance and Suffrage', in Gutzke DW (ed.), Britain and Transatlantic Progressivism, edn. Original, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 133 - 148
    • Tyrrell IR, 2008, 'Beard, Charles and Mary', in Darity, William A., Jr. - International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences,, edn. 2nd, Macmillan Reference, Detroit, USA, pp. 268 - 269
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, 'American Exceptionalism and Anti-Americanism', in Anti-Americanism: History, Causes, and Themes. Vol. 2: Historical Perspectives, edn. 1st, Greenwood World Publishing, Oxford, England, pp. 99 - 117
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, 'American Exceptionalism and Uneven Global Integration: Resistance to the Global Society', in Mazlish B; Chanda N; Weisbrode K (ed.), The Paradox of Global USA, edn. Original, Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, pp. 64 - 80
    • Tyrrell IR, 2006, 'The `Nature` of environmental history: new views from the Pacific', in Nature et progres: interactions, eclusions, mutations, edn. Original, Paris Sorbonne Presses de Universite, Paris, pp. 11 - 31
    • Tyrrell IR, 2003, 'Frances Elizabeth Carline Willard', in Blocker Jr JS; Fahey DM; Tyrrell IR (ed.), Alcohol & Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, edn. First, ABC-CLIO, California, USA, pp. 661 - 664
    • Tyrrell IR, 2003, 'World League against alcoholism', in Blocker Jr JS; Fahey DM; Tyrrell IR (ed.), Alcohol & Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, edn. First, ABC-CLIO, California, USA, pp. 691 - 692
    • Tyrrell IR, 2003, 'World`s Woman`s Christian Temperance Union', in Blocker Jr JS; Fahey DM; Tyrrell IR (ed.), Alcohol & Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, edn. First, ABC-CLIO, California, USA, pp. 694 - 697
    • Tyrrell IR, 2002, 'Beyond the view from Euro-America', in Thomas Bender (ed.), Rethinking American history in a global age, edn. Original, University of California Press, California, pp. 168 - 191
    • Tyrrell IR, 2002, 'Modern environmentalism', in Agnew J-C; Rosenzweig R (ed.), A Companion to post-1945 America, edn. Original, Blackwell Publishers, pp. 328 - 342
    • Tyrrell IR, 1997, 'Tasks and Achievements in Alcohol and Temperance Historiography', in The Changing Face of Drink: Substance, Imagery and Behaviour, edn. Original, Les Publications Histoire Sociale/ Social History, Ottawa, Canada, pp. 381 - 401

    Journal articles

    • Tyrrell IR, 2015, 'Conservation and Forestry in the American Tropics: John Clayton Gifford in Puerto Rico', Environment and Society Portal, Arcadia, http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia/conservation-and-forestry-american-tropics-john-clayton-gifford-puerto-rico
    • Tyrrell IR, 2013, 'Review Essay: Bernhard Gissibl, Sabine Höhler and Patrick Kupper (editors), Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Global Historical Perspective', ENNZ: Environment and Nature in New Zealand, vol. 8, pp. 49 - 58
    • Tyrrell IR, 2013, 'To the Halls of Europe: Theodore Roosevelt’s African Jaunt and the Campaign to Save Nature by Killing It', Australasian Journal of Ecocriticism and Cultural Ecology (AJE), vol. 2, pp. 5 - 16
    • Tyrrell IR, 2013, 'From the wet and mud of Newcastle: reflections on ANZASA and U.S. history in Australia, 1974-2012', Australasian Journal of American Studies (AJAS), vol. 32, pp. 62
    • Tyrrell I, 2013, 'Anti-Americanism Historicized', Reviews in American History, vol. 41, pp. 445 - 450, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/rah.2013.0068
    • Tyrrell IR, 2012, 'America’s National Parks: The Transnational Creation of National Space in the Progressive Era', Journal of American Studies, vol. 46, pp. 1 - 21
    • Tyrrell IR, 2011, 'Epic of the Wartime Pacific: Environment and Military Conflict', Journal of Pacific History, vol. 46, pp. 120 - 123
    • Tyrrell IR, 2009, 'The Scholarly Odyssey of an Activity Historian: Alan Dawley in Historiography', Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, vol. 8, pp. 29 - 49
    • Tyrrell IR, 2009, 'Reflections on the Transnational Turn in United States History: Theory and Practice', Journal of Global History, vol. 3, pp. 453 - 474
    • Tyrrell IR, 2008, 'The cigarette century: The rise, fall, and deadly persistence of the product that defined America', American Historical Review, vol. 113, pp. 782 - 785
    • Tyrrell IR, 2008, 'Advertising sin and sickness: The politics of alcohol and tobacco marketing, 1950-1990', American Historical Review, vol. 113, pp. 782 - 785
    • Tyrrell IR, 2008, 'REVIEW: Advertising sin and sickness: The politics of alcohol and tobacco marketing, 1950-1990', American Historical Review, vol. 113, pp. 782 - 785
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, 'Coolies and cane: Race, labor, and sugar in the age of emancipation', Labour History, vol. 93, pp. 246 - 247
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, 'How a Continent created a nation', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 18, pp. 299 - 301
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, 'Confronting the `E` Word: American Empire and Transnational History', Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 26, pp. 41 - 53
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, 'Public at the Creation: Place, Memory, and Historical Practice in the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1907 - 1950', Journal of American History, vol. 94, pp. 19 - 46
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, 'Environment, landscape and history - Gardening in Australia', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 38, pp. 339 - 347
    • Tyrrell IR, 2007, 'Comparative and transnational history', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 22, pp. 49 - 54
    • Tyrrell IR, 2006, 'Historians and Publics in the Early Televisual Age: Academics, Film and the Rise of Television in the 1950s and 1960s', The Maryland Historian, vol. 30, pp. 41 - 60
    • Tyrrell IR, 2005, 'Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs: a response to David Courtwright', The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs: an interdisciplinary journal, vol. 20, pp. 129 - 132
    • Tyrrell IR, 2004, 'American History in Australia: local problems and global prospects', Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 23, pp. 65 - 71
    • Tyrrell IR, 2004, 'Somerset [nee Somers-Cocks], Lady Isabella Caroline', New Dictionary of National Biography, pp. electronic - electronic
    • Tyrrell IR, 2004, 'Pathways to prohibition: Radicals, moderates, and social movement outcomes', Journal of American History, vol. 91, pp. 1046 - 1047
    • Tyrrell IR, 2004, 'Lucas, Margaret Bright', New Dictionary of National Biography, pp. electronic - electronic
    • Tyrrell IR, 2004, 'Introduction: Friends and Enemies in the New World Order: perspectives on the American alliance and anti-Americanism', Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 23, pp. 34 - 38
    • Tyrrell IR, 2004, 'Acclimatisation and environmental renovation: Australian perspectives on George Perkins Marsh', Environment and History, vol. 10, pp. 153 - 167, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WPY-4D8N25V-1B7/2/b0e0f0cefe3063436e5d9ae0259576b8
    • Tyrrell IR, 2003, 'The Challenge of De-provincializing US History in World War Two', Amerikastudien - American Studies, vol. 48, pp. 41 - 59
    • Tyrrell IR, 2003, 'Insatiable appetite: The United States and the ecological degradationof the tropical world', Diplomatic History, vol. 27, pp. 607 - 610
    • Tyrrell IR, 2003, 'The Threat of de-provincializing U.S. history in World War Two: Allan Nevins and the New York Times to the rescue', Amerikastudien - American Studies, vol. 48, pp. 41 - 59
    • Tyrrell IR, 2003, 'The future of American studies in Australia: problems and possibilities', Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 22, pp. 97 - 102
    • Tyrrell IR, 2003, 'Tropical Footprints: joining environmental and United States diplomatic history - Review of R.P. Tucker, Insatiable appetite: the United States and the ecological degradation of the tropical world', Diplomatic History, vol. 27, pp. 607 - 610
    • Tyrrell IR, 2002, 'Rethinking American empire in light of the events of September 11', Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 21, pp. 76 - 82
    • Tyrrell IR, 2001, 'New comparisons, international works: transnational and comparative perspectives', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 16, pp. 355 - 361
    • Tyrrell IR, 2000, 'Review of C. Murdock, Domesticating drink, C. Mattingly, Well-tempered women, and J. Zimmerman: Distilling democracy', Journal of American History, pp. 248 - 250
    • Tyrrell IR, 2000, 'The great historical Jeremiad: The problem of specialization in American historiography', History Teacher, pp. 321 - 343
    • Tyrrell IR, 2000, 'The limits of persuasion: Advertising, gender and the culture of Australian smoking', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 114, pp. 27 - 47
    • Tyrrell IR, 1999, 'Making nations/making states: American historians in the context of empire', Journal of American History, pp. 1015 - 1044
    • Tyrrell IR, 1998, 'Contract employment in Australian universities: the new award and implications for history', Organization of American historians' newsletter, pp. 1 - 14
    • Tyrrell IR, 1998, 'Before the Surgeon-General`s report: public discourse in Australia over tobacco addiction to 1964', Australian Journal of Politics and History, pp. 177 - 190
    • Tyrrell IR, 1998, 'The anti-tobacco reform and the temperance movement in Australia: connections and differences', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, pp. 10 - 25
    • Tyrrell IR, 1997, 'The US Prohibition `Experiment`: Myths, History and Implications', Addiction, pp. 1405 - 1409
    • Tyrrell IR, 1997, 'Peripheral Visions: Californian-Australian Environment Contacts, c1850`s-1910', Journal of World History, pp. 275 - 302
    • Tyrrell IR, 1997, 'Imagining America and its Landscapes: New Views from European American Studies', Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 16, pp. 71 - 82
    • Tyrrell IR, 1995, 'Specialisation and history`s audiences: a conversation with David Thelen', Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 14, pp. 55 - 68

Teaching

I have taught at UNSW since 1975. My teaching interests have included American history, environmental history, comparative women's history and historiography.

I am teaching in session1, 2012, for the last time:

  • ARTS 2278 Slavery and Freedom: American History 1750-1890
  • HIST3106: Environmental History
  • HIST4000: History Honours

Consultation Times
TBA or email i.tyrrell@unsw.edu.au

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Other information

Editor of the Australasian Journal of American Studies, 1991-96.
Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, elected 2001.
President, Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association, 2002-06
Commonwealth of Australia Centenary Medal 2003.
Appointed in 2007 as a Scientia Professor.
(Visiting) Joyce Appleby Chair in American History, University of California, Los Angeles, Fall 2009.
Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History, Oxford University, 2010-11

Postgraduate Supervision
I am currently interested in supervising PhD students in American history;
environmental history, and other transnational history topics.