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Professor Robert Pascoe

BA Hons (Melb), PhD (Murd), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Dean Laureate and Professor of History

Robert Pascoe joined the university in 1984 and became the Foundation Dean of Arts, a role he filled for 17 years. From 1998 to 2002 he was also the Head of St Albans Campus. He is the author, co-author or editor of three dozen books and technical reports in Australian history, Italian migration, World History, and university education.


Pascoe, R 2013, World History, vol. 1: People and Their Gods, ConnorCourt, Ballan, Vic.

Pascoe, R 2013, World History, vol. 2: Human Destiny in Human Hands, ConnorCourt, Ballarat, Vic.

Pascoe, R 2012, Nat Bonacci: No Ordinary Australian, ConnorCourt, Ballan, Vic.

Pascoe, R 2010, 'The Islamic Turn in Australian and the Christian West', Education and Society, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 51-70

Pascoe, R & Thomson, F 1989, In Old Kalgoorlie: The Photographs of J. J. Dwyer, Western Australian Museum, Welshpool WA, Revised Edition

View a full list of Robert's publications in VU's Research Repository.

Teaching responsibilities

Robert teaches the following undergraduate units:

  • AAH2002: The World before 1770
  • AAH3003: Making the modern Middle East
  • AAH3001: Histories of immigrant Australia

Postgraduate research students and post-doctoral fellows

  • Ben Anwyl (principal supervisor)
  • Jennifer Rabach (critical friend)
  • Alex Ramirez (principal supervisor)
  • Brian Weedon (principal supervisor)

Professional memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Professional Historians Association

Appearances in the media

416 appearances during 2012


Areas of expertise

  • Australian Rules Football
  • Italian migration
  • Knowledge and the state
  • Middle Eastern studies
  • World history

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