Emeritus Professor John Gascoigne

Emeritus Professor
BA Sydney, MA Princeton, PhD Cambridge, Litt.D Cambridge
School of Humanities & Languages

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Off-Campus
Fields: History of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History), British History, Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
Tags: Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology

John Gascoigne was educated at Sydney (BA hons 1), Princeton (MA) and Cambridge Universities (PhD and Litt.D) and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has taught in Papua New Guinea and has been at UNSW since 1980. His publications have dealt with the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment especially in relation to eighteenth-century Pacific exploration. His most recent monographs are Captain Cook. Voyager between Worlds (Continuum, 2007), winner of the Frank Broeze biennial prize of the Australian Maritime History Association and Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 2014), winner of the 2014 NSW Premier's History Prize (General Category) and short-listed for the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Non-fiction section).

Research

John Gascoigne was educated at Sydney (BA hons 1), Princeton (MA) and Cambridge Universities (PhD and Litt.D) and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has taught in Papua New Guinea and has been at UNSW since 1980. His publications have dealt with the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment along with eighteenth-century exploration. His most recent monographs are Captain Cook. Voyager between Words (Continuum, 2007), winner of the Frank Broeze biennial prize of the Australian Maritime History Association and Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Publications

Teaching

ARTS2345 School of Humanities and Languagues Honours II
ARTS2346 School of Humanities and Languagues Honours III

 

Honours and prizes

2014  NSW Premier's History Prize (General Category):: Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 2014(also short-listed for the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Non-fiction section).

2009 Frank Broeze biennial prize of the Australian Maritime History Association: Captain Cook. Voyager between Words (Continuum, 2007) (also Short-listed for NSW Premier’s History Prize (General Category), 2008)

1995 Short-listed for NSW Premier’s Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction: Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment. Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

1990 co-winner, Australian Historical Association’s Hancock Prize for a first book: Cambridge in the Age of the Enlightenment. Science, Religion and Politics from the Restoration to the French Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989)

 

 

 

 

Professional contribution

 

Member of the Council of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

President, Pacific Circle Historical Commission of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science, Division of History of Science

Panel member, ERA Humanities Research Assessment Panel, 2012, 2015

Affiliations and membership

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities