Professor Dirk Moses

BA UQ MPhil St Andrews MA Notre Dame PhD Calif
Professor of Modern History

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

A. Dirk Moses is professor of modern history at the University of Sydney. Raised in Brisbane, Australia, he was educated at the Universities of Queensland (B.A. 1987), St. Andrews (M.Phil. 1990), Notre Dame (M.A. 1994), and California, Berkeley (Ph.D. 2000). Before coming to Sydney, he was a research fellow at the University of Freiburg, where he worked on postwar German debates about the recent past, a project that appeared as German Intellectuals and the Nazi Past (Cambridge, 2007), which won the H-Soz-u-Kult ‘The Historical Book of the Year’ prize for contemporary History. All the while, Dirk has pursued a parallel interest in genocide in colonial contexts, on which he has published many articles, book chapters, and edited books, including the prize-winning Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation and Subaltern Resistance in World History (Berghahn 2008/pbk 2009), The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies (2010 with Donald Bloxam), and Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia (2014 with Bart Luttikhuis).

Between 2011 and 2015, Dirk was the professor of global and colonial history at the European University Institute, Florence. In 2010, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. for his project on the 'diplomacy of genocide', a study of genocide claims in postcolonial secessionist civil wars in the 1960s and early 1970s. For his critical intellectual history of the genocide concept, he spent 2008 as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam, and 2004/2005 as a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington D.C.

Dirk has been senior editor of the Journal of Genocide Research since 2011, and co-edits the series "War and Genocide" for Berghahn Books. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the journals Patterns of Prejudice, Memory Studies, and Settler Colonial Studies, and of the international academic advisory boards of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies; the Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, Institute For Genocide Awareness & Applied Research, and UCD Centre for War Studies.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2004

  • The racial century; Moses A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • The racial century: the politics of demography, ethnic cleansing and genocide in Europe and its emipres, c. 1850-1950; Moses A; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2001

  • The languages of republicanism and the foundation of West Germany; Moses A; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Luttikhuis, B., Moses, A. (2014). Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia. Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Moses, A. (2015). Protecting Human Rights and Preventing Genocide: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Will to Intervene. In Karen Busby, Adam Muller, Andrew Woolford (Eds.), The Idea of a Human Rights Museum, (pp. 40-69). Canada: University of Manitoba Press.
  • Moses, A. (2014). Civil War or Genocide? Britain and the Secession of East Pakistan in 1971. In Aparna Sundar, Nandini Sundar (Eds.), Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development, (pp. 142-164). New Delhi, India: Sage Publications.
  • Moses, A. (2014). Does the Holocaust Reveal or Conceal Other Genocides? In Alexander Laban Hinton, Thomas La Pointe, Douglas Irvin-Erickson (Eds.), Hidden Genocides: Power, Knowledge, Memory, (pp. 21-51). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
  • Luttikhuis, B., Moses, A. (2014). Introduction: Colonial counterinsurgency and mass violence: the Dutch empire in Indonesia. In B. Luttikhuis & A.D. Moses (Eds.), Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia, (pp. 1-24). Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge.
  • Moses, A. (2013). From Central Europe to Australia: Civilisational Ideals and Minority Survival. In Gwenda Tavan (Eds.), State of the Nation: Essays for Robert Manne, (pp. 220-230). Melbourne: Black Inc.

Journals

  • Heerten, L., Moses, A. (2014). The Nigeria–Biafra war: postcolonial conflict and the question of genocide. Journal of Genocide Research, 16(2-3), 169-203. [More Information]
  • Moses, A. (2013). Das römische Gespräch in a New Key: Hannah Arendt, Genocide, and the Defense of Imperial Civilization. Journal of Modern History, 85(4), 867-913. [More Information]
  • Moses, A. (2013). Genocide. Australian Humanities Review, 55, 23-44.

2015

  • Moses, A. (2015). Protecting Human Rights and Preventing Genocide: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Will to Intervene. In Karen Busby, Adam Muller, Andrew Woolford (Eds.), The Idea of a Human Rights Museum, (pp. 40-69). Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

2014

  • Moses, A. (2014). Civil War or Genocide? Britain and the Secession of East Pakistan in 1971. In Aparna Sundar, Nandini Sundar (Eds.), Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development, (pp. 142-164). New Delhi, India: Sage Publications.
  • Luttikhuis, B., Moses, A. (2014). Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia. Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge.
  • Moses, A. (2014). Does the Holocaust Reveal or Conceal Other Genocides? In Alexander Laban Hinton, Thomas La Pointe, Douglas Irvin-Erickson (Eds.), Hidden Genocides: Power, Knowledge, Memory, (pp. 21-51). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.
  • Luttikhuis, B., Moses, A. (2014). Introduction: Colonial counterinsurgency and mass violence: the Dutch empire in Indonesia. In B. Luttikhuis & A.D. Moses (Eds.), Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia, (pp. 1-24). Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge.
  • Heerten, L., Moses, A. (2014). The Nigeria–Biafra war: postcolonial conflict and the question of genocide. Journal of Genocide Research, 16(2-3), 169-203. [More Information]

2013

  • Moses, A. (2013). Das römische Gespräch in a New Key: Hannah Arendt, Genocide, and the Defense of Imperial Civilization. Journal of Modern History, 85(4), 867-913. [More Information]
  • Moses, A. (2013). From Central Europe to Australia: Civilisational Ideals and Minority Survival. In Gwenda Tavan (Eds.), State of the Nation: Essays for Robert Manne, (pp. 220-230). Melbourne: Black Inc.
  • Moses, A. (2013). Genocide. Australian Humanities Review, 55, 23-44.

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