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Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • AFL history
  • Italian migration
  • World history
  • Immigration
  • Cultural diversity

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Rob Pascoe

Robert Pascoe is Dean Laureate and a Professor of History at Victoria University, Melbourne. He is the author, editor or co-author of 35 books and technical reports, mostly in the areas of Australian history, tertiary education and World History. His publications include: World History, 2 vols, 2013, 2018; The Feasts & Seasons of John F. Kelly, 2006; A Lettered Country, 2004; The Winter Game, 1995; The Seasons of Treviso, 1995; The Recollections of Luigi Grollo, 1988; Buongiorno Australia, 1987; In Old Kalgoorlie, 1989, 2010; and The Manufacture of Australian History, 1979.

His current book in progress is entitled How to Read a City, co-authored with Dr Chris McConville.

Pascoe has taught, administered and researched at Victoria University since 1984. From 1989 to 2005 he served as the University’s founding Dean of Arts; from 1998 to 2003 he also headed the University’s St Albans campus.

Pascoe undertook his postdoctoral studies during the academic years 1981/82 and 1982/83 in the Department of History at Harvard University, where he was a Harkness Fellow and a Charles Warren Fellow. His first academic appointments (1974-1981) were at the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University.

His current research interests are:

  • The neighbourhood as a frame for histories of immigration
  • Indigenous Australians in the Italian imaginary
  • Australian football as frontier history
  • World History since 1770: Human destiny in human hands
  • Representations of cultural diversity

Qualifications

  • PhD, Murdoch University, Australia, 1978
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Melbourne, Australia

Key publications

Year Citation
2013 Pascoe, R. (130101). World History: World history from the seventeen-seventies : human destiny in human hands (1). Ballarat, Vic: Connor Court.
2013 Pascoe, R. (130101). World History: World history to the seventeen-seventies : people and their gods (1). Ballan, Vic: Connor Court Pub..

Year Citation
2016 Pascoe, F., & Papalia, G. (160823). Ghost Signs and the teaching of Immigrant History In Schutt, S. ;. (Ed.) (1) (pp. 205-220). New York: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies.
2013 Clerehan, R., & Pascoe, R. (130101). His Master's Voice: John Kennedy Sr and the Making of a Unified Tribe at Hawthron (pp. 11-23). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Year Citation
2016 Pascoe, R., & Papalia, G. (160702). 'A most manly and amusing game': Australian football and the frontier wars. Postcolonial Studies, 19(3), (270-290).

doi: 10.1080/13688790.2016.1278814

2015 Pascoe, R., & Papalia, G. (150501). Australian football as a construct of the frontier contact zone. Sporting Traditions, 32(1), (1-17).

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 Masters by Research Principal supervisor
4 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (2) Principal supervisor
PhD (4) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor
2 PhD Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
PhD (2) Principal supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Rob teaches in the popular Histories of Immigrant Australia subject, based on walking tours of Melbourne's inner suburbs.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2005 - Oct 2019
Dean Laureate and Professor of History
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2005 -
Oct 2019
Dean Laureate and Professor of History
Victoria University