School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
Dydd da! I am an historian of twentieth-century Europe with a particular interest in (1) the social and political history of the 1940s, (2) the enduring legacy of the 1940s in post-war contemporary Europe (especially the politics of history), and (3) the history of protest and revolution, and the impact of both on power relations as they are actually experienced by people in their everyday lives.
I am currently completing a monograph with my colleague Vesna Drapac on Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler's Europe. My next major project will be a monograph that looks at the rehabilitation of collaborators and war criminals in contemporary Europe.
Date Position Institution name 2004 - 2011 Senior Lecturer University of Canterbury 1999 - 2004 Lecturer Swansea University 1997 - 1999 Lecturer University of Glamorgan 1995 - 1997 Lecturer University of Wales Swansea 1994 - 1995 Lecturer University of Wales Swansea
Language Competency French Can read, speak, understand spoken and peer review German Can read, speak, understand spoken and peer review Russian Can read, speak, understand spoken and peer review Welsh Can read, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 1991 - 1995 University of Wales Swansea Wales PhD 1987 - 1990 University of Wales Swansea Wales BA (Hons) History and Russian
Year Citation 2015 Drapac, V., & Pritchard, G. (2015). Beyond resistance and collaboration: towards a social history of politics in Hitler's empire. Journal of Social History, 48(4), 865-891.
2014 Pritchard, G., & Gancheva, D. (2014). Collaborator. (No longer a dirty word?). History Today, 64(12), 31-36. 2009 Pritchard, G. D. (2009). The Fall of the Berlin Wall. Europe - New Zealand Research Series, 1(4), 22-29. 2009 Pritchard, G. (2009). The occupation of Germany in 1945 and the politics of German history. History Compass, 7(2), 447-473.
2005 Pritchard, G. (2005). Schwarzenberg 1945 : antifascists and the 'third way' in German poltics. European History Quarterly, 35(4), 499-522.
Year Citation 2017 Drapac, V., & Pritchard, G. (2017). Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler's Empire. Palgrave. 2012 Pritchard, G. (2012). Niemandsland: a history of unoccupied Germany, 1944-1945. United States: Cambridge University Press. 2005 Breuning, E., Lewis, J., & Pritchard, G. (Eds.) (2005). Power and the people : a social history of Central European politics, 1945-56. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 2004 Pritchard, G. (2004). The Making of the GDR, 1945-53. Manchester University Press.
I currently teach the following undergraduate courses:
HIST2084 RUSSIA IN WAR AND REVOLUTION, 1917-1953 (Available in 2016)
Between the 1890s and the 1950s, the people of Russia experienced three revolutions, two world wars, a brutal civil war, the collectivisation of the countryside, and the trauma of Stalin's 'Great Terror'. Millions of people died or were killed, but there were also spectacular achievements, such as the industrialisation of Russia in the 1930s and the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. This course explores the epic history of the largest country on earth from the accession of Nicholas II, the last tsar, in 1894, to the death of Stalin in 1953. Though the main focus is on political developments, the course also looks in some depth at the social, economic and cultural history of the period, as well as the military history of Russia's involvement in World War I and World War II. The course concludes with an examination of the role played by the USSR in the post-war division of Europe and the outbreak of the Cold War.
HIST3054 PROTEST AND REVOLUTION IN MODERN EUROPE. 1942 TO THE PRESENT DAY (Available in 2016)
This course focuses on the role of protest and revolution in shaping modern Europe. By looking at a number of case studies, from the anti-Nazi uprisings at the end of World War II to street protests and riots in contemporary Europe, the course will explore the causes, the course and the consequences of political protest movements. Under what circumstances do such protest movements emerge? What methods are used by governments to neutralise or suppress mass protest? When, and for what reasons, do protest movements succeed in bringing about lasting change?
HIST2053 MEDIEVAL EUROPE: FROM CRUSADES TO THE BLACK DEATH (Available in 2017)
At the heart of medieval civilisation were ideals about empire, kingship, chivalry, crusading and the nature of Christian society. These ideals had a powerful impact on people?s behaviour, but they also came into conflict with the often brutal realities of medieval life. By the fourteenth century, the civilisation of medieval Europe was facing a crisis brought about by internal divisions, external threats, economic upheaval and the Black Death. This course explores the relationship between medieval ideals and medieval realities. It is structured around four modules: (i) We begin by exploring the world of Charlemagne and his successors in the ninth and tenth centuries, who attempted ? and failed ? to create a well ordered, Christian empire at the heart of Europe; (ii) The second module focuses on the crusading ideal and the expansion of European power in the eleventh and twelfth centuries; (iii) In the third module we will explore the flourishing of European civilisation and culture in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that was associated, above all, with the growth of towns and trade; (iv) In the final module we discuss the crisis of medieval civilisation that was brought about by conflicts within the Church, the great struggle between France and England, and the Black Death.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 Co-Supervisor Indigenous Inclusion in the Anzac Legend in Australia and New Zealand Since 1915 Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Rachel Brigitte Caines 2018 Principal Supervisor Anglo-American Responses to German War Technology in World War Two Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Thomas Stephen East 2017 Co-Supervisor The Impact of General Motors- Holden on South Australia 1931-1985 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr David Justin Chadwick 2017 Principal Supervisor Democratisation versus Autocratisation: European & Russian Influence in the Former Soviet Bloc Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Melissa-Ellen Dowling 2016 Co-Supervisor Understanding History Through a Linguistic Analysis and Interpretation of Memoir Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Elise Westin 2013 Principal Supervisor A.J. Mundella (1825-1897): How An Individuals Background and Working Life Connected with his Later Politics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time John Michael Davey 2012 Co-Supervisor The British Withdrawal to Dunkirk and German Counter Actions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Jonathan Lucien Endersby
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor 'Everybody's Favourite Fascist': An Examination of the Figure of José Antonio Primo de Rivera within the Historiography of Spanish Fascism Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Alexander Charles Parsons 2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Volunteer Graduate Scheme for Indonesia in Historical Perspective Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Fletcher O'Leary 2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor British Conservatism, 1945-1951: Adapting to The Age of Collectivism Master of Philosophy Master Full Time William Jasper Prescott 2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Kingdom of Wuerttemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bodie Alexander Ashton 2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Perceptions of the Soviet Union in Australian political discourse between 1943 and 1950. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Belinda Quick 2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The political role of the Catholic Church in Poland under Martial Law, 1981-1983 Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Jessica Jocher 2012 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Communist Women's Resistance in Occupied Paris: Engagement, Activism and Continuities from the 1930s to 1945 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Amy Victoria Morrison 2011 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Anglo-American Discourse About the USSR, 1984-1986 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Melody Catherine Watson
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