<div>Associate Professor<br />
Andrew Bonnell</div>
Associate Professor
Andrew Bonnell


Associate Professor in History
Deputy Director of Research and Research Training

Contact Details:

Office: E317, Forgan Smith Building (1)
Phone: +61 7 3365 6333
Email: a.bonnell@uq.edu.au


BA (Hons), University of Sydney
PhD, University of Sydney


Modern German history; European intellectual history; European fascism and the radical right; Film and history; Nationalism.

Research Interests:

Modern German and European history. German cultural and intellectual history in social and political context. History of German Social Democracy.

Current Research Projects:

Robert Michels and the political discontents of modernity. Aspects of history of German Social Democracy.

Selected Recent Publications:

  • 2015 Tom Curran, The Grand Deception. Churchill and the Dardanelles, edited by Andrew G. Bonnell. (Newport, NSW: Big Sky Publishing), pp.318.
  • 2012 Andrew G. Bonnell and Rebecca Vonhoff, eds., Germans in Queensland: 150 Years (Germanica Pacifica, vol. 11. Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang), pp. vii, 164.
  • 2011 Robert W. Heingartner, An American Witness in Nazi Frankfurt: The Diaries of Robert W. Heingartner, 1928-1937, edited by Andrew G. Bonnell. (Berne: Peter Lang), pp. ix, 447.
  • 2008 Shylock in Germany: Antisemitism and the German theatre from the Enlightenment to the Nazis (London: IB Tauris), pp. viii, 254.
  • 2005 The people’s stage in Imperial Germany. Social democracy and culture, 1890-1914 (IB Tauris: London), pp. viii, 294. 
Journal articles, book chapters, proceeding papers and reviews
  • 2014 “Stephen Roberts as a commentator on fascism and the road to war in Europe”, History Australia, Vol.11, 3, pp.9-30.
  • 2014 "Explaining Suicide in the Imperial German Army", German Studies Review, Vol. 37, 2, pp. 275-295.
  • 2013 "Transnational Socialists? German Social Democrats in Australia before 1914", Itinerario, Vol. 37, 1, pp. 101-113.
  • 2011 "Oligarchy in Miniature? Robert Michels and the Marburg Branch of the German Social Democratic party", German History, 29, 1, pp. 23-35.
  • 2011 "Debating the German Empire" (Review Article), Australian Journal of Politics & History, Vol. 57, 4, pp. 589-596.
  • 2010 “Shylock and Othello under the Nazis”, German Life and Letters, Vol.63, 2, April, pp.166-178.
  • 2009 “Was German social democracy before 1914 antisemitic?”, German History 27, pp. 259-269.
  • 2008 (with Martin Crotty) “Australia’s history under Howard, 1996-2007”, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 617, 1, pp. 149-165.
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