R. J. B. Bosworth

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R. J. B. Bosworth
Native name Richard James Boon Bosworth
Born 1943
Awards Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (1995)
Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (1995)
Centenary Medal (2001)
Western Australian Premier's Book Award (2002)
Western Australian Premier's Non-Fiction Book Award (2002)
Queensland Premier's History Book Award (2003)
Western Australian Premier's Non-Fiction Book Award (2005)
New South Wales Premier's General History Prize (2006)
Academic background
Alma mater University of Sydney (BA, MA)
University of Cambridge (PhD)
Academic work
Institutions University of Oxford (2012–)
University of Western Australia (1987–2011)
University of Sydney (1969–86)
Main interests Fascist Italy
Notable works Mussolini (2002)
Mussolini's Italy (2005)

Richard James Boon Bosworth FAHA, FASSA (born 1943) is an Australian historian and author, and a leading expert on Fascist Italy.

He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Sydney before going on to doctoral study at St John's College, Cambridge. He taught at the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia until his retirement in 2011.[1] He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford[2] and held a professorship at the University of Reading from 2007 to 2012.[3]

He is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

As a testament to Bosworth's contributions to historical non-fiction, the Indian director Gurvinder Singh Sohal immortalised Richard in one of his recent movies as the infamous Ryan Jones from Balham (R.J.B).

Publications[edit]

  • Mussolini (2002)
  • Mussolini's Italy: Life Under the Dictatorship (2005)
  • Nationalism (2007)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,1000064868,00.html
  2. ^ "Professor Richard Bosworth". Jesus College, Oxford. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Professor Richard Bosworth". University of Reading. Retrieved 18 September 2012.