Dr Cindy McCreery

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

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 the maritime British Empire during postdoctoral fellowships at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; University of New South Wales and Paul Mellon Centre, London.

Research interests

Cindy McCreery is a cultural historian, whose current research focuses on how ordinary people (both ashore as well as afloat) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries understood their maritime world. She is particularly interested in the links between civilian communities and western navies in and beyond the British Empire during the second half of the nineteenth century, and in how these links were represented in engravings, photographs, and other types of material culture.

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.

Current projects

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

Sydney, Cape Town and Bombay: nineteenth-century photographs of British naval communities (book chapters/journal articles)

Violence, honour and memory in the Eastern Cape: Prince Alfred’s tour of the South African frontier, 1860 (journal article)

Awards and honours

Maritime Archaeology Advisory Panel, NSW Heritage Division, 2011-

Organising Committee, International Maritime Economic History Association (IMEHA) quadriennial congress, Perth/Fremantle 2016

Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of History

SOPHI co-representative, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Library Committee

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

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

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

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

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.

Book Chapters

  • 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). Oxon, United Kingdom: 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. (2014). Naval gazes: HMS Challenger, Swan River, and the Indian Ocean world c.1832 (forthcoming). Studies in Western Australian History.
  • 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.

Original Creative Work

  • 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.

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. (2004). Fisher, Catherine Maria, known as 'Kitty Fisher'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Other

  • 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.

2014

  • McCreery, C. (2014). Naval gazes: HMS Challenger, Swan River, and the Indian Ocean world c.1832 (forthcoming). Studies in Western Australian History.
  • 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). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

2013

  • 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]

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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