Robert Aldrich (historian)

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Robert Aldrich (born July 29, 1954, in New York)[1] is an Australian historian and writer. Aldrich is a Professor of European History, he teaches and researches modern European and colonial history, including the history of France since the Revolution, the history of the French and British overseas empires, the history of 'sites of memory' and the history of gender and sexuality.[2]


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 PhD.[3]

Aldrich joined the faculty at University of Sydney. He wrote several books on French colonialism in the Pacific and on the history of homosexuality.[4][5]


  • An Economic and Social History of Europe, 1890–1939 (1987); An Economic and Social History of Europe, 1939 to the Present (1987) (with Frank Tipton)
  • 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)


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