Robert Aldrich (born 1954) is an Australian historian and writer.
After school Aldrich studied history in the United States of America, first at Emory University, Georgia, where he received his undergraduate degree, and afterwards at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, where he gained his Master's and Ph.D..
Aldrich joined the faculty at University of Sydney. He wrote several books on French colonialism in the Pacific and on the history of homosexuality.
Works by Aldrich
- The French Presence in the South Pacific, 1842-1940. (1990)
- France's Overseas Frontier: Départements et Territoires d'Outre-Mer. (together with John Connell), (1992)
- France and the South Pacific since 1940. (1993)
- The Seduction of the Mediterranean: Writing, Art and Homosexual Fantasy. (1993)
- Greater France: A History of French Overseas Expansion. (1996)
- The Last Colonies. (1998)
- Who's Who in gay and lesbian history. (2001) (together with Garry Wotherspoon)
- Colonialism and Homosexuality. (2003)
- Vestiges of the Colonial Empire in France: Monuments, Museums and Colonial Memories. (2005)
- Gay Life and Culture: A World History , published by Thames & Hudson. (2006) (German translation: Gleich und Anders – Eine Globale Geschichte der Homosexualität, Murmann Verlag). (2007)
- The Age of Empires. published by Thames & Hudson. (2007)
- Gay Lives. published by Thames & Hudson. (2012) (UK title, Gay Life Stories)