Dr Cindy McCreery
BA (Humanities) (Yale), MPhil (European and British History) (Oxon), DPhil (Modern History) (Oxon), Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) (Sydney)
Room 811 MacCallum Building
+61 2 9351 4133
Cindy McCreery joined the History Department in July 2002. Prior to this she was a Caird Senior Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London (1995-1997), a Vice-Chancellor’s Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales (1998-2000) and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Architecture, London (2001). She has also lectured at the University of Oxford (1997-98) and the University of Newcastle, Australia (2002). In addition to her teaching and research activities, she has served as Director of the BA (Advanced), BA (Advanced) (Honours) and BA (Advanced) (Honours)/MBBS degree programs at the University of Sydney.
- Eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain and the British Empire
- Visual culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (especially satirical prints [cartoons], engravings, illustrated newspapers and photography)
- British, Australian and Pacific maritime history, including the Royal Navy
- ‘Royal Blue: Prince Alfred’s world voyages and the marketing of the British empire, 1858-93’, Brown Fellowship, University of Sydney, 2009, 2011
- Maritime History, Archaeology and Environment Research Group, co-convenor, with Prof. Iain McCalman, SOPHI Strategic Development Fund award, University of Sydney, 2009 (Research Group website currently under development)
- ‘Prince Alfred as a symbol of British and German imperial power, 1844-1900’, Herzog-Ernst-Stipendium der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung an der Universitäts und Forschungbibliothek Erfurt-Gotha, Germany 2009
- ‘Moral Panics and the Law in Eighteenth-Century England’, ARC Discovery Project (with David Lemmings and Claire Walker, University of Adelaide), 2005-2007
The Satirical Gaze: Prints of Women in Late Eighteenth-Century England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)
Ports of the World: Prints from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich c.1700-1870 (London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 1999).
‘Telling the Story: HMS Galatea’s 1867 visit to the Cape’, South African Historical Journal (December 2009).
‘ “Long may he float on the ocean of life”: the first royal visit to Tasmania in 1868’, Tasmanian Historical Studies, 12 (2007), pp. 19-42.
‘Less is More: rethinking the assessment in a first-year History unit of study’, Synergy, Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Sydney, Issue 22 (November 2005), pp. 23-26.
'The Sea and Public History in Australia', Journal for Maritime Research (May 2002), http://www.jmr.nmm.ac.uk.
'True Blue and Black, Brown and Fair: Prints of British Sailors and their Women during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars', British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 23, no. 2 (Autumn 2000), 135-52.
'Satiric images of Fox, Pitt and George III: the East India Bill crisis 1783-84', Word and Image , ix, 2 (April-June 1993), 163-85.
Chapters in Books
‘A Moral Panic in London, c.1790?: “The Monster” and the press’, in Moral Panics and the Law in Early Modern England, ed. David Lemmings and Claire Walker (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
‘A British Prince and a Transnational Life: Alfred, duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Australia, 1867-8’, Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, ed. Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott (Canberra: ANU E-press, 2008).
‘Sentiment, Motherhood and the Sea in Gillray and Blake’, Women Read Blake, ed. Helen Bruder (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), pp. 148-158.
‘The Voyage of the Duke of Edinburgh in HMS Galatea to Australia, 1867-8’, in Kate Darian-Smith, Patricia Grimshaw, Kiera Lindsey and Stuart Macintyre, eds, Exploring the British World (Melbourne: RMIT Publishing, 2004), pp. 959-978.
‘Lustful Widows and Old Maids in Late Eighteenth-century English Caricatures’, in K. Kittredge, ed., Lewd and Notorious: Female Transgression in the Eighteenth Century (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2003), pp. 112-132.
‘Breaking all the Rules: the Worsley Affair in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain’, in Pat Rogers and Regina Hewitt, eds, Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Long Eighteenth Century: 1660-1830 (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2002), pp. 69-83.
- HSTY 1044 Twentieth-Century European Politics and Culture
- HSTY 2672 Britain and the World c.1837-1914
- HSTY 2689 Civility and Squalor
- HSTY 2688 Enlightenment Journeys
I am available to supervise theses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and the British empire. I am particularly interested in cultural, maritime, political and social history, as well as the use of visual material (engravings, photographs etc.) as historical sources. Please note that I will be on maternity leave in 2010.
I am currently supervising a PhD thesis on ‘ “Devoting the Pen to her Service”: Family, War and Duty in Britain and Ireland, 1740-1820’.
I have recently supervised Honours theses on: Press and Politics in nineteenth-century Britain, Love and the Royal Navy in nineteenth-century Sydney, and Middlebrow Literature in twentieth-century Britain.
October 2009, ‘Prince Alfred, the Royal Navy and Colonial Australia c.1868: Material culture in and beyond Sydney’, Maritime Archaeology, History and Heritage Day, University of Sydney.
January 2009, ‘Women as victims and villains in eighteenth-century British satirical prints’, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK.
October 2008, ‘Telling the Story: HMS Galatea’s 1867 visit to the Cape’, The Story of the Voyage Conference, WISER, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
October 2008, ‘Prince Alfred’s world voyages, 1867-71’, College Seminar, Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK.
September 2008, ‘The Lady and The Monster: depictions of violence against women in eighteenth-century British satirical prints’, Graduate Seminar in Romanticism, Faculties of English and History, University of Cambridge, UK.
June 2008, ‘Prince Alfred’s Naval World’, International Maritime Economic History Conference, University of Greenwich, UK.
January 2006 ‘Representations of Old Women in Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century’, British Studies Colloquium, Yale University, USA.
September 2005 ‘A Moral Panic in London, c.1790?: “The Monster” and the Press’, Moral Panics, The Media and the Law: an International Symposium, University of Newcastle, NSW.
July 2005, ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s Visit to Madras, 1870’, Congrés Internationale de Sciences Historiques (CISH), Sydney.
October 2004, ‘Growing Old Disgracefully: Representations of Lady Archer and Mrs Hobart in late eighteenth-century British caricature’, North American Conference on British Studies annual meeting, Philadelphia, USA.
October 2004, ‘Satiric Prints of Women in late eighteenth-century Britain’, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Architecture, London.
October 2004, ‘A Genius on the Edge: James Gillray and Caricature in Late Georgian Britain’, Cartoon Art Festival, Ohio State University, USA.
July 2004, ‘The Voyage of the Duke of Edinburgh in HMS Galatea to Australia, 1867-8’, Australian Historical Association Biennial Meeting, Newcastle, NSW.
July 2004, ‘The Voyage of the Duke of Edinburgh in HMS Galatea to Australia, 1867-8’, British World III Conference, University of Melbourne.
October 2003, North American Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting, Portland, USA.
April 2003, Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting, Sonoma State University, California, USA.