Queen's Birthday Honour for Professor Barbara Caine

13 June 2014

Professor Barbara Caine AM
Professor Barbara Caine AM

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences would like to congratulate Professor Barbara Caine AM, who has been made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to gender studies, women's history, and as a role model and mentor.

Professor Caine is a valued member of the academic community in Australia and has contributed greatly to the University of Sydney. She was the Foundation Director of the Women's Studies Centre (1990-1995) and Associate Professor of History (1991-1995), before moving to Monash University (1995-2010) as Head of School of Historical Studies. Professor Caine then returned to the University of Sydney in 2011 as Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI).

Professor Caine has also held senior positions in organisations such as the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the British Royal Historical Society and the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association. She received the prestigious Centenary Medal in 2001, and was awarded an ARC Professorial Fellowship for the project History and the Individual Life in 2007.

Professor Caine has published widely across journal articles, papers and books, most recently with The Making of Catherine Cookson's Autobiography, in Women's History Review (2013), and Biography and History (2010).

A full list of University of Sydney staff and alumni who received Queen's Birthday honours in 2014 is available at the following link: