Dr Cindy McCreery

BA Yale MPhil DPhil Oxf Grad CertEdStud Sydney
Senior Lecturer
Undergraduate Coordinator
SOPHI Undergraduate Student Advisor

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Cindy McCreery joined the Department of History in 2002, after teaching at the University of Oxford and the University of Newcastle (Australia). Born in Sydney and raised in Australia, Singapore and Hawai’i, she majored in Humanities at Yale before specializing in eighteenth-century British history, with a focus on visual culture, in her Master’s and Doctorate degrees at Oxford. Cindy developed her interest in visual representations of both the maritime British Empire and British royalty during postdoctoral fellowships at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; University of New South Wales, Sydney and Paul Mellon Centre, London.

Research interests

Cindy McCreery is a cultural historian, whose current research focuses on the links between the British Royal Family and the Royal Navy in the nineteenth-century British Empire. She is particularly interested in the overlap between royal tours and naval voyages, relationships between western and non-western royalty and subjects in the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, as well as the role of print culture (newspapers, engravings, photographs) in promoting but also critiquing monarchy, imperialism and the navy.

Teaching and supervision

Undergraduate and Honours Teaching:

  • HSTY1045 Modern European History 1750-1914
  • HSTY 2672 Britain and the World c.1837-1914
  • HSTY2688 Enlightenment Journeys
  • HSTY 2689 Civility and Squalor: 18c. British Isles
  • HSTY4011 Inventing Britishness

Research Supervision

I am available to supervise theses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and the British empire. I am particularly interested in cultural, maritime (including naval), political and social history, as well as the use of visual material (engravings, photographs etc.) as historical sources.

Recent Supervision:

'Keeping the Home Fires Burning?: British Female Settlers' Conceptions of Home and Belonging in Colonial India, Van Diemen's Land and Western Australia, 1826-1860', Felicity Berry (PhD 2016)

‘New Hebrews’ ‘New Women’? Gender, Zionism and Orientalism in the Female Imagery of E. M. Lilien, 1890-1914 Lynne Swarts (PhD 2015)

'Devoting the Pen to your Service’: Naval Families, War and Duty in Britain, c.1740-1820 Ellen Anne Gill (PhD 2012)

Current research students

Project title Research student
The 'Radical Underworld' of the Mediterranean: William Eton, Malta, and the British Mediterranean Empire, 1780-1806 Sam GRIBBLE

Current projects

Royal Blue: Prince Alfred, the world voyages of HMS Galatea and symbols of empire, 1867-71 (book)

Violence, honour and memory in the Eastern Cape: Prince Alfred’s tour of the South African frontier, 1860 with Dr. Hilary Sapire (book)

Royal Navy, community and memory in nineteenth-century Bombay, Simon’s Town and Trincomalee

Caird Short-term Research Fellowship, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK: September 2015 and January 2017. Project: ‘Shooting the Breeze: Admiral Henry Keppel, photography and naval community in nineteenth-century Asia’.

Future Projects

Imperialist and colonized monarchies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific, 1840s to 1920s (ARC DP application submitted February 2016) with Robert Aldrich, Matthew Fitzpatrick (Flinders University) and Susanne Protschky (Monash University)

Conferences and community engagement

Organising Committee, ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds? Emerging themes in maritime history’, 7thInternational Maritime Economic History Association (IMEHA) International Congress of Maritime History, Perth/Fremantle, 27 June – 1 July 2016

Co-convenor, with Robert Aldrich: ‘Royals on Tour: the Politics and Pageantry of Royal Visits’, international conference, University of Sydney, 11-12 June 2015

Co-convenor, with Robert Aldrich: ‘Crowns and Colonies: Monarchies and Colonial Empires’, international conference, University of Sydney, 12-13 June 2014

Maritime Archaeology Advisory Panel, NSW Heritage Division, 2011-2014

Co-convenor, ‘Sea Stories: maritime landscapes, histories and cultures’, international interdisciplinary conference', University of Sydney, 12-14 June 2013

‘The Sailor Prince who got shot: Prince Alfred, HMSGalatea, and Australia’s First Royal Tour 1867-68’, Australian Association for Maritime History Vaughan Evans Memorial Lecture, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, 20 November 2015.

‘Remembering Waterloo: the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo’, Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, Sydney, 20 June 2015; Union, University and Schools Club, Sydney, 17 November 2015.

Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of History

Co-convenor, Maritime History, Archaeology and Environment Research Group

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2010

  • The Environmental Humanities Group; McCalman I, Bashford A, White S, McCreery C, Gibbs M, Schlosberg D, Celermajer D, Philp J, Robertson S, Fitzmaurice A, Giles P, Marks P, Hardie M, Smith V, Alt C, Race K, Allon F; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2009

  • Royal Blue: Prince Alfreds world voyages and the marketing of the British empire, 1858-93; McCreery C; DVC Research/Brown Fellowships.

2007

  • English Humour and British Civility: Constructing and Contesting Identity in the British Empire, 1867-70; McCreery C; University of Sydney/Career Interruption.

2005

  • Moral panics and the law in eighteenth-century England; McCreery C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Representatives of old women in wartime Britain, c 1776-1815; McCreery C; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2004

  • Maritime Sydney:representations of the city as seaport, 1868-1908; McCreery C; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • McCreery, C. (2004). The Satirical Gaze: Prints Of Women In Late Eighteenth-Century England. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (1999). Ports of the World: Prints from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich c.1700-1870. London: Philip Wilson Publishers.

Edited Books

  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2016). Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchs and Overseas Empires. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2016). European sovereigns and their empires "beyond the seas". In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchs and Overseas Empires. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2016). Two Victorias? Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria and Melbourne, 1867-68. In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchs and Overseas Empires. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2014). Neighbourly Relations: Nineteenth-century Western navies' interactions in the Asia Pacific region. In Robert Aldrich, Kirsten McKenzie (Eds.), The Routledge History of Western Empires, (pp. 194-207). London: Routledge.
  • McCreery, C., McKenzie, K. (2013). The Australian colonies in a maritime world. In Alison Bashford, Stuart Macintyre (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Australia: Volume 1: Indigenous and Colonial Australia, (pp. 560-584). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2009). A Moral Panic in Eighteenth-Century London? The "Monster" and the Press. In Lemmings, David; Walker, Claire (Eds.), Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern England, (pp. 195-220). Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McCreery, C. (2008). A British prince and a transnational life: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Australia, 1867-8. In Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott (Eds.), Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, (pp. 57-74). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2007). Sentiment, Motherhood and the Sea in Gillray and Blake. In Helen Bruder (Eds.), Women Reading William Blake, (pp. 148-158). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McCreery, C. (2003). Lustful widows and old maids in late eighteenth-century English caricatures. In Kittredge (Eds.), Lewd & Notorious: Female Transgression in the 18th Century, (pp. 112-132). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Journals

  • McCreery, C. (2015). Introduction: "Sea Stories" special themed section. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 288-289. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2015). Sea stories and sea pictures: George Gordon McCrae and late nineteenth-century maritime Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 326-343. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2014). Naval gazes: HMS Challenger, Swan River, and the Indian Ocean world c.1832. Studies in Western Australian History, 28, 13-26.
  • McCreery, C. (2013). Rude Interruption: Colonial Manners, Gender and Prince Alfred's visit to New South Wales, 1868. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49(4), 437-456. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2009). Telling the Story: HMS Galatea's Voyage to South Africa, 1867. South African Historical Journal, 61(4), 817-837. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2007). 'Long may he float on the ocean of life': The First Royal Visit to Tasmania, 1868. Tasmanian Historical Studies, 12, 19-42.
  • McCreery, C. (2002). The Sea and Public History in Australia. Journal of Maritime Research, May 2002.

Conferences

  • McCreery, C. (2005). Touring the Empires: the Duke of Edinburgh's Visit to Madras, 1870. Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques 2005. Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). The Voyage Of The Duke Of Edinburgh In Hms Galatea To Australia, 1867-8. British World Conference III: Postgraduate Symposium, Melbourne, Australia: RMIT Publishing.
  • McCreery, C. (2002). Breaking all the rules: the Worsley affair in late eighteenth-century Britain. Fifteenth annual DeBartolo Conference on Eighteenth-Century Studies, Lewisburg: Bucknell University.

Textual Creative Works

  • McCreery, C. (2011). Defending Our shores. Sea of dreams: The lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914, (pp. 32 - 39). Mornington, Victoria, Australia: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). Gillray's Legacy, A Genius on the Edge: James Gillray and Caricature in late Georgian Britian. Gillray's Legacy, (pp. 4 - 60). Ohio, United States of America: The Ohio State University Libraries.

Film / Video

  • McCreery, C. (2013). 'Nineteenth-Century Sydney and maritime history' for ‘Who’s Been Sleeping in my house?’, Series 2, Episode 3, “Paddington", produced by Joined Up films in association with ABC Television and ScreenWest. TV series, Australia.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • McCreery, C. (2005). Less is more: rethinking the assessment in a first-year History unit of study. Synergy.

Reference Works

  • McCreery, C. (2016). British Empire, 1707-1914. In John MacKenzie (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Empire. (pp. 1-12). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). Fisher, Catherine Maria, known as 'Kitty Fisher'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Other

  • McCreery, C. (2009), ‘The British monarchy and royal tours of Australia’, Macquarie Radio 2CH Sydney, 29 November 2009. Radio.
  • McCreery, C. (2008), The History of the Royal Australian Navy. Video interview.
  • McCreery, C. (2007), The Duke of Edinburgh's Visit to Tasmania, 1868 ABC Radio, 'Drive Time', Friday 16 November, 2007. Radio.

2016

  • McCreery, C. (2016). British Empire, 1707-1914. In John MacKenzie (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Empire. (pp. 1-12). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2016). Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchs and Overseas Empires. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Aldrich, R., McCreery, C. (2016). European sovereigns and their empires "beyond the seas". In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchs and Overseas Empires. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2016). Two Victorias? Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria and Melbourne, 1867-68. In Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (Eds.), Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchs and Overseas Empires. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

2015

  • McCreery, C. (2015). Introduction: "Sea Stories" special themed section. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 288-289. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2015). Sea stories and sea pictures: George Gordon McCrae and late nineteenth-century maritime Australia. Journal of Australian Studies, 39(3), 326-343. [More Information]

2014

  • McCreery, C. (2014). Naval gazes: HMS Challenger, Swan River, and the Indian Ocean world c.1832. Studies in Western Australian History, 28, 13-26.
  • McCreery, C. (2014). Neighbourly Relations: Nineteenth-century Western navies' interactions in the Asia Pacific region. In Robert Aldrich, Kirsten McKenzie (Eds.), The Routledge History of Western Empires, (pp. 194-207). London: Routledge.

2013

  • McCreery, C. (2013). 'Nineteenth-Century Sydney and maritime history' for ‘Who’s Been Sleeping in my house?’, Series 2, Episode 3, “Paddington", produced by Joined Up films in association with ABC Television and ScreenWest. TV series, Australia.
  • McCreery, C. (2013). Rude Interruption: Colonial Manners, Gender and Prince Alfred's visit to New South Wales, 1868. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49(4), 437-456. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C., McKenzie, K. (2013). The Australian colonies in a maritime world. In Alison Bashford, Stuart Macintyre (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Australia: Volume 1: Indigenous and Colonial Australia, (pp. 560-584). New York: Cambridge University Press.

2011

  • McCreery, C. (2011). Defending Our shores. Sea of dreams: The lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914, (pp. 32 - 39). Mornington, Victoria, Australia: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

2009

  • McCreery, C. (2009). A Moral Panic in Eighteenth-Century London? The "Monster" and the Press. In Lemmings, David; Walker, Claire (Eds.), Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern England, (pp. 195-220). Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McCreery, C. (2009). Telling the Story: HMS Galatea's Voyage to South Africa, 1867. South African Historical Journal, 61(4), 817-837. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2009), ‘The British monarchy and royal tours of Australia’, Macquarie Radio 2CH Sydney, 29 November 2009. Radio.

2008

  • McCreery, C. (2008). A British prince and a transnational life: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Australia, 1867-8. In Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott (Eds.), Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, (pp. 57-74). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2008), The History of the Royal Australian Navy. Video interview.

2007

  • McCreery, C. (2007). 'Long may he float on the ocean of life': The First Royal Visit to Tasmania, 1868. Tasmanian Historical Studies, 12, 19-42.
  • McCreery, C. (2007). Sentiment, Motherhood and the Sea in Gillray and Blake. In Helen Bruder (Eds.), Women Reading William Blake, (pp. 148-158). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McCreery, C. (2007), The Duke of Edinburgh's Visit to Tasmania, 1868 ABC Radio, 'Drive Time', Friday 16 November, 2007. Radio.

2005

  • McCreery, C. (2005). Less is more: rethinking the assessment in a first-year History unit of study. Synergy.
  • McCreery, C. (2005). Touring the Empires: the Duke of Edinburgh's Visit to Madras, 1870. Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques 2005. Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques.

2004

  • McCreery, C. (2004). Fisher, Catherine Maria, known as 'Kitty Fisher'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). Gillray's Legacy, A Genius on the Edge: James Gillray and Caricature in late Georgian Britian. Gillray's Legacy, (pp. 4 - 60). Ohio, United States of America: The Ohio State University Libraries.
  • McCreery, C. (2004). The Satirical Gaze: Prints Of Women In Late Eighteenth-Century England. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • McCreery, C. (2004). The Voyage Of The Duke Of Edinburgh In Hms Galatea To Australia, 1867-8. British World Conference III: Postgraduate Symposium, Melbourne, Australia: RMIT Publishing.

2003

  • McCreery, C. (2003). Lustful widows and old maids in late eighteenth-century English caricatures. In Kittredge (Eds.), Lewd & Notorious: Female Transgression in the 18th Century, (pp. 112-132). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2002

  • McCreery, C. (2002). Breaking all the rules: the Worsley affair in late eighteenth-century Britain. Fifteenth annual DeBartolo Conference on Eighteenth-Century Studies, Lewisburg: Bucknell University.
  • McCreery, C. (2002). The Sea and Public History in Australia. Journal of Maritime Research, May 2002.

1999

  • McCreery, C. (1999). Ports of the World: Prints from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich c.1700-1870. London: Philip Wilson Publishers.

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