Stephen Garton

Professor Stephen Garton is deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Sydney.

He is also the author of four books and over sixty articles, chapters and encyclopaedia and historical dictionary entries in such areas as the history of madness, psychiatry, crime, incarceration, masculinity, eugenics, social policy, poverty, returned soldiers, masculinity and sexuality.

Although much of his research focuses on Australia he has researched and published work in relation to British and American history. This research concentrates on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries although on occasion he has ranged more widely.

In addition to being a fellow of a number of learned academies and societies he was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to Australian history.


Marked men

EssayGERMAINE GREER’S FATHER never hugged her. Born just before World War II, Greer’s childhood was overshadowed by a father who had served in military intelligence and survived the protracted horrors of the German siege of Malta, and returned suffering...

Private life of a public man

MemoirEulogy delivered at Donald Horne's funeral, September 21, 2005. I HAVE TO confess that my first meeting with Donald was less than auspicious. It was at a history conference during the morning-tea break. I was standing around and Donald was...

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