Refereed Journals & Books

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals and Books

‘Saving the Great Barrier Reef’, ed. Kathy Marks, The Power of the Humanities: Case Studies from Leading Australian Researchers (Canberra, 2015)

‘The Great Coral Grief’, Scientific American, May 2014, pp. 66–70.

‘Joseph Jukes’ Epiphanies’ in Ashley Hay (ed) The Best Australian Science Writing, 2014. Sydney: New South Wales Publishing, 2014.

‘Conquering Academy and marketplace: Philippe de Loutherbourg’s Channel crossing’ in Sarah Monks, John Barrell and Mark Hallett (eds) Living with the Royal Academy: artistic ideals and experiences in England, 1768–1848. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington: Ashgate, 2013.

Antipodean Experiments: Charles Darwin’s South Seas Voyages, 1835–36’ in Kate Fullagar (ed) The Atlantic World in the Antipodes: Effects and Transformations since the Eighteenth Century. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Turtle War: Captain Cook’s environmental crisis on the Great Barrier Reef’ The Great Circle, 34, No. 2, 2012, pp. 7–18.

‘Uncharted waters? Reflections on new formats for picturing evolution’ in Mark Finnane and Ian Donaldson (eds) Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australia. Crawley, WA, Australia: UWA Publishing, 2012.

‘Alfred Wallace’s Conversion: Plebeian Radicalism and the Spiritual Evolution of the Mind’ in Deirdre Coleman and Hilary Fraser (eds) Minds, Bodies, Machines, 1770–1930. Hampshire, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

“A Laboratory of Islands, Charles Darwin’s Pacific Project”. Humanities Australia, 1 (2010); 15-22.

‘Failing with Livingstone. A Voyage of Re-enactment on Lake Nyassa’. In Settlers, Creoles and Historical Reenactment, eds. Jonathan Lamb and Vanessa Agnew, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2009

‘Philippe de Loutherbourg’s Spectacular Simulations’. In Historical Reenactment. From Realism to the Affective Turn, eds. Iain McCalman and Paul Pickering, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, December 2009

‘Relying on the Locals. Alfred Wallace and Indigenous Sailing Craft’. In In the Wake of the Beagle: Science in the Southern Oceans from the Age of Darwin, eds. Iain McCalman and Nigel Erskine, Sydney, UNSW, 2009

‘Well-Salted in Early Life. Darwin, Hooker and Huxley — Scientists at Sea’.  In In the Wake of the Beagle: Science in the Southern Oceans from the Age of Darwin, eds. Iain McCalman and Nigel Erskine, Sydney, UNSW, 2009

The Virtual Infernal. Philippe de Loutherbourg, William Beckford and the Spectacle of the Sublime’. Romanticism on the Net (Special Issue) Romantic Spectacle 46 (May 2007). Available from<>.

‘The East African Middle Passage. David Livingstone, the Zambezi Expedition, and Lake Nyassa, 1858-66’. In Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World, eds. Emma Christopher, Cassandra Pybus and Marcus Rediker, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2007, pp. 39-51

‘Teddy Roosevelt’s Trophy: History and Nostalgia’ in Memory, Monuments and Museums, ed. Marilyn Lake, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press for the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2006, pp. 58-75

‘Spectres of Quackery. The Fragile Career of Philippe de Loutherbourg’ Cultural and Social History 3, no.3 (2006), pp. 341-354

‘Mystagogues of Revolution: Cagliostro, de Loutherbourg and Romantic London’ in Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780 – 1840, eds James Chandler and Kevin Gilmartin, Cambridge, 2005, pp. 177-203

‘Magic, Spectacle, and the Art of De Loutherbourg’s Eidophusikon’, in Sensation and Sensibility: Viewing Gainsborough’s Cottage Door ed. Ann Bermingham, London, Yale University Press 2005, pp. 181-97

‘Making Cultures Bloom’, Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 11, No. 1 (March 2005), pp.175-182

‘The Little Ship of Horrors: Re-enacting Extreme History’, in History and Re-enactment eds Jonathan Lamb and Vanessa Agnew, special issue of Criticism, (Summer 2004) Vol. 46, No. 3, 477-86

‘Genre-bending: From Crossover History to Autobiographical Travel’, Readers, Writers, Publishers, ed. Brian Matthews, Australian Academy of the Humanities 2004, pp. 87-95

‘Flirting With Fiction’, in The Historian’s Conscience: Australian Historians on the Ethics of History, ed. Stuart Macintyre, Melbourne University Press 2004, pp.151-161

‘The Making of a Libertine Queen: Jeanne de La Motte and Marie-Antoinette’, in Libertine Enlightenment: Sex, Liberty, and Licence in the Eighteenth Century, eds Peter Cryle and Lisa O’Connell (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), pp. 112-144

‘Endeavouring Reality’, Meanjin, 62, 2 (2003), pp. 33-9

‘Popular Constitutionalism and Revolution in England and Ireland’, Revolution and the Meanings of Freedom in the Nineteenth Century, ed., Isser Woloch, University of Chicago Press, 2001, pp. 138-72

‘Global Perspectives’ in Manning Clark By Some of His Students, Manning Clark House, Canberra, 2002, pp. 59-63

‘Jeanne La Motte, Libertinism and the French Revolution’ in Adventuresof Identity, eds., Gerhard Fischer and John Docker, Gottingen, 2001, pp. 111-127

‘Museum and Heritage Development in the Knowledge Economy’, Humanities Research, 7 (2001), pp 5-15

‘Museum and Heritage Development in the Knowledge Economy’, Position Paper, Summit on Humanities and SocialScience Research, DEETYA, 2001

‘Spectacles of Knowledge. Omai as Ethnographic Travelogue’, in Cook and Omai: The Cult of the South Seas, National Library of Australia, Exhibition Catalogue, March 2001, pp. 9-15

‘Queen and Courtesan: sex, scandal and the public sphere in Revolutionary London and Paris’, in Religion, Enlightenment and Science: A Special Issue of Enlightenment and Dissent, eds., Martin Fitzpatrick and Iain McCalman, Aberystwyth, September 1999, pp. 154-171

‘The Mystery of Count Cagliostro; alchemy, prophecy, and the end of the Enlightenment’, Enlightenment and DissentSpecial Issue, 17 (1998), pp. 154-171

‘Controlling the Riots: Dickens and Romantic Revolution’, History, 84 (July, 1999), pp. 458-474

‘Newgate in Revolution: Romantic enthusiasm and radical counter-culture’, Studies in the Eighteenth Century 10, Papers from the Tenth David Nichol Smith Memorial Seminar. Special Issue of Eighteenth-Century Life, 22 (1998), pp. 195-110

‘Public Culture and the Humanities in Australia: A Report’, Public Culture, 11 (Spring, 1999), pp. 319-345

‘Public Culture’ (with Meaghan Morris), Knowing Ourselves and Others. The Humanities in Australian into the 21st Century, Volume 3: Reflective Essays, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Commonwealth of Australia, 1998, pp. 1-20

‘Mad Lord George and Madame La Motte: Riot and Sexuality in the Genesis of Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France’, Journal of British Studies, July (1996), pp. 343-67

‘British Labour and Working-Class history, 1763-1990’, in American Guide to Historical Sources: Modern British History, ed., R.K. Webb, American Historical Association, 1995

‘Popular Constitutionalism and Revolution in England, Ireland’, Revolution and the Meanings of Freedom in the Nineteenth Century, ed., Isser Woloch, Stanford University Press, 1996, pp. 138-72

‘Sampson Perry, Jacobin doctor and journalist’, Dictionary of Literary Biography 158, British Reform Writers, ed., Gary Kelly, Bruccoli and Layman, New York, 1995

‘Prophesying Revolution: Mad Lord George, Edmund Burke and Madame La Motte’, Living and Learning; Essays in Honour of John Harrison, eds., Malcolm Chase and Ian Dyke, Scolar Press, London, 1995, pp. 52-65

‘New Jerusalems: Prophecy, Dissent and Radical Culture in Britain, 1786-1830’, Rational Enlightenment and Dissent, eds., K. Haakonssen, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995, pp. 312-335

‘National Biographies and National Identity’, Voices (Special Issue, Spring, 1995), pp 5 ff.

‘James Charles Bendrodt 1890-1950’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1993

‘The Infidel as prophet: William Reid and Blakean radicalism’, Historicizing Blake, eds., S. Clark and D. Worrall, McMillan, London, August 1993, pp. 24-42

‘Popular Irreligion in Early Victorian England: Infidel Preachers and Radical Theatricality in 1830s London’, Religion and Irreligion in Victorian England, eds., R. Davis and R. Helmstadter, Routledge, London and New York, 1992, pp. 51-67

‘Gone Tropo – a Blake convert reflects on History, Literature and Culture’, Australian Historical Association Bulletin, 66-67 (1991), pp. 74-6

‘Erin go bragh: the Irish in British Popular Radicalism c.1790-1840’, in Irish-Australian Studies: Papers Delivered at the Fifth Irish-Australian Conference, eds., O. MacDonagh and W. Mandle, Canberra, 1989, pp. 168-184

‘Ultra-Radicalism and Convivial Debating Clubs in London’, English Historical Review, C11 (1987), pp. 309-333

‘Ultra-Radicalism and Anti-Slavery in Early Nineteenth-Century England’, Slavery and Abolition, 7 (September, 1986), pp. 99-117

‘Unrespectable Radicalism: Infidels and Pornography in Early Nineteenth-Century London’, Past and Present, 104 (1984), pp. 74-110

‘Females, Feminism and Freelove in an Early Nineteenth-Century Radical Movement’, Labour History, 38(1980), pp. 1-25

Special Issues of Journals

Enlightenment, Religion, Science and Popular Culture in the Late Eighteenth Century, eds Iain McCalman and Martin Fitzpatrick, Enlightenment and Dissent Special Issue, 17 (1998)

With Christa Knellwolf, The Exoticism and the Culture of Exploration, Eighteenth-Century Life, 26, 3 (2002)