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Anthony Page

Senior Lecturer, History
Associate Head, Learning and Teaching

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Dr Anthony Page is a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities who teaches British, European, American and world history. He is an expert on eighteenth-century Britain, and author of Britain and the Seventy Years War: Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire, 1744–1815. A member of the School of Humanities Writing Lives research group, Anthony’s first book was a biography of John Jebb (1736–86), a leading unitarian rational dissenter and political activist.

With Emma Macleod (Stirling) and Martin Fitzpatrick (Aberystwyth), Anthony is co-editing an Anglo-Scottish correspondence for Oxford University Press. The first volume of The Wodrow–Kenrick Correspondence, 1750–1810 appeared in 2020, and three more are forthcoming at over 200,000 words per volume. Little known until now, our scholarly edition will make these valuable letters widely available to scholars of the revolutionary era, Enlightenment, and Romanticism.

Biography

After working as a high school teacher in Victoria, Anthony joined the University of Tasmania in 2002. He has taught widely in the History program on both the Launceston and Sandy Bay campuses, and online.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDEnlightened Patriot : John Jebb and Dissent in England, 1776-1785University of AdelaideAustralia1999
BA (Hons) La Trobe UniversityAustralia1997
DipEd University of MelbourneAustralia1991

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Australian Historical Association
  • Tasmanian Historical Research Association

Administrative expertise

Anthony is the Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) for Humanities. He has held several leadership roles, including Head of History and Classics, Coordinator of the Diploma of Family History, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts, and lead the UTAS Historical Studies response to ERA 2018.

Teaching

History of Britain, America, and Europe

Teaching expertise

Anthony has two decades of experience creating and teaching units across many fields in modern history.

Teaching responsibility

Anthony coordinates and/or teaches

  • HTA101 European History: Renaissance to Revolutions
  • HTA102 World History: The First Globalisation
  • HTA270 Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War
  • HTA232 The Age of Catastrophe, 1914–1945
  • HTA367 Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France

Anthony contributes some teaching to

  • HAA107 Families and War
  • HTC341 Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Expertise

Anthony is an internationally recognised expert on eighteenth-century Protestant ‘Rational Dissenters’, and his publications are used by people in various disciplines studying aspects of Enlightenment and Romanticism in Britain. Friends of the American and French revolutionaries, the Rational Dissenters were prominent in the British intelligentsia and pioneered many reformist organisations. As such, they are central figures in understanding the Enlightenment origins of modern culture and liberal values.

Influenced by the Cambridge School of intellectual history, Anthony undertakes detailed study of the texts and social context of Rational Dissenters to analyse their role in pioneering campaigns for religious, political and antislavery reform.

Beyond his core expertise in Rational Dissent, Anthony has published a book on the impact of war on eighteenth-century Britain and has co-supervised research theses in colonial Tasmanian history.

Areas of research expertise include

  • Protestant Rational Dissent and Unitarianism
  • Enlightenment culture
  • Origins of democratic radical politics
  • The campaign to abolish the British slave trade
  • Anglo-French wars in the eighteenth century

Collaboration

Anthony enjoys collaborating with other scholars and is a member of the Writing Lives research group at UTAS. Having co-authored a book chapter on ‘Edmund Burke and Rational Dissent’, and a collection of essays on Blackstone and His Critics, Anthony is currently working on a large long-term project co-editing The Wodrow–Kenrick Correspondence, 1750–1810 (4 vols, OUP, 2020–2026).

Awards

2000 PhD awarded E.W. Benham Prize for History at the University of Adelaide

Current projects

Anthony's current research projects include:

  • Living the Enlightenment: The Wodrow-Kenrick Correspondence, 1850–1810
  • Britain and war in the eighteenth century – with a focus on invasion scares
  • The heterodox theology of Thomas Clarkson, founder of the British campaign to abolish the slave trade

Fields of Research

  • British history (430304)
  • Australian history (430302)
  • European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman) (430308)

Research Objectives

  • Understanding Europe's past (130704)
  • Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology (280113)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)

Publications

Anthony has published books with international publishers, and articles in journals such as The Historical Journal, Historical Research, War & Society, History Australia, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Women's History Review, Slavery & Abolition, The International Journal of Maritime History and History. For many years Anthony was Reviews Editor for the specialist journal Enlightenment and Dissent.

Total publications

54

Highlighted publications

(10 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2020BookFitzpatrick M, MacLeod E, Page A, 'The Wodrow-Kenrick Correspondence, 1750-1810. Volume 1: 1750-1783', Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 564. ISBN 9780198809012 (2020) [Authored Research Book]

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2018Journal ArticlePage A, 'War, public debt and Richard Price's Rational Dissenting radicalism', Historical Research, 91, (251) pp. 98-115. ISSN 1468-2281 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-2281.12215 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Chapter in BookFitzpatrick M, Page A, 'Edmund Burke and rational dissent', The Reception of Edmund Burke in Europe, Bloomsbury Publishing, P Jones and M Fitzpatrick (ed), London, pp. 55-73. ISBN 9781441196651 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015BookPage AR, 'Britain and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815', Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 263. ISBN 978-0-230-57770-1 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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2011Journal ArticlePage A, 'Rational dissent, enlightenment and abolition of the British slave trade', The Historical Journal, 54, (3) pp. 741-772. ISSN 0018-246X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X11000227 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 9

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2011Journal ArticlePage AR, ''A species of slavery': Richard Price's rational dissent and antislavery', Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, 32, (1) pp. 53-73. ISSN 0144-039X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0144039X.2011.538198 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

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2009Journal ArticlePage A, 'Enlightenment, empire and Lachlan Macquarie's journey through Persia and Russia', History Australia, 6, (3) pp. 70.1-70.15. ISSN 1449-0854 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2104/ha090070 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2009Journal ArticlePage AR, 'The Dean of St Asaph's trial: libel and politics in the 1780s', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 32, (1) pp. 21-35. ISSN 1754-0194 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-0208.2008.00108.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2008Journal ArticlePage A, ''A Great Politicianess': Ann Jebb, rational dissent and politics in late eighteenth-century Britain', Womens History Review, 17, (5) pp. 743-765. ISSN 0961-2025 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09612020802316736 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2003BookPage AR, 'John Jebb and the Enlightenment Origins of British Radicalism', Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 309. ISBN 0275977757 (2003) [Authored Research Book]

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Journal Article

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Page A, 'War, public debt and Richard Price's Rational Dissenting radicalism', Historical Research, 91, (251) pp. 98-115. ISSN 1468-2281 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-2281.12215 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Page A, 'British visions of reform in the revolutionary era', Enlightenment and Dissent, 31 pp. 51-75. ISSN 0262-7612 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016Page AR, 'Civil War and Revolution in British North America', Agora, 51, (1) pp. 20-27. ISSN 0044-6726 (2016) [Non Refereed Article]

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2015Page A, 'The Seventy Years War, 1744-1815, and Britain's Fiscal-Naval State', War and Society, 34, (3) pp. 162-186. ISSN 0729-2473 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1179/0729247315Z.00000000053 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

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2012Page A, 'Sensible Britons and the American Revolution', Enlightenment and Dissent, 28 pp. 196-220. ISSN 0262-7612 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2011Page A, 'Rational dissent, enlightenment and abolition of the British slave trade', The Historical Journal, 54, (3) pp. 741-772. ISSN 0018-246X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X11000227 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 9

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2011Page AR, ''A species of slavery': Richard Price's rational dissent and antislavery', Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, 32, (1) pp. 53-73. ISSN 0144-039X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0144039X.2011.538198 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

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2010Page AR, ''No effort can be lost': the Unitarianism and Republicanism of Ann Jebb (1735-1812)', Enlightenment and Dissent, 26 pp. 136-62. ISSN 0262-7612 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2009Page A, 'Enlightenment, empire and Lachlan Macquarie's journey through Persia and Russia', History Australia, 6, (3) pp. 70.1-70.15. ISSN 1449-0854 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2104/ha090070 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2009Page AR, 'The Dean of St Asaph's trial: libel and politics in the 1780s', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 32, (1) pp. 21-35. ISSN 1754-0194 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-0208.2008.00108.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2008Page A, ''A Great Politicianess': Ann Jebb, rational dissent and politics in late eighteenth-century Britain', Womens History Review, 17, (5) pp. 743-765. ISSN 0961-2025 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09612020802316736 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2007Page AR, ''Probably the most indefatigable prince that ever existed': a Rational Dissenting perspective on Frederick the Great', Enlightenment and Dissent, 23 pp. 85-130. ISSN 0262-7612 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2002Page AR, ''Liberty has an Asylum': John Jebb, British Radicalism and the American Revolution', History The Journal of the Historical Association, 87, (286) pp. 204-226. ISSN 0018-2648 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-229X.00221 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

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1998Page AR, 'The Enlightenment and a 'Second Reformation': the Religion and Philosophy of John Jebb (1736-86)', Enlightenment and Dissent, 17 pp. 48-82. ISSN 0262-7612 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Fitzpatrick M, MacLeod E, Page A, 'The Wodrow-Kenrick Correspondence, 1750-1810. Volume 1: 1750-1783', Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 564. ISBN 9780198809012 (2020) [Authored Research Book]

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2018Page AR, Prest Wilfrid, 'Blackstone and His Critics', Hart, Oxford, pp. xxi + 229. ISBN 9781509910458 (2018) [Edited Book]

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2015Page AR, 'Britain and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815', Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 263. ISBN 978-0-230-57770-1 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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2003Page AR, 'John Jebb and the Enlightenment Origins of British Radicalism', Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, pp. 309. ISBN 0275977757 (2003) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Page AR, 'Rational Dissent and Blackstone's Commentaries', Blackstone and His Critics, Hart Publishing, Anthony Page and Wilfrid Prest (ed), Oxford, pp. 77-96. ISBN 9781509910458 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2018Page AR, Prest Wilfrid, 'Introduction', Blackstone and His Critics, Hart Publishing, Anthony Page and Wilfrid Prest (ed), Oxford, pp. ix-xxi. ISBN 9781509910458 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2017Fitzpatrick M, Page A, 'Edmund Burke and rational dissent', The Reception of Edmund Burke in Europe, Bloomsbury Publishing, P Jones and M Fitzpatrick (ed), London, pp. 55-73. ISBN 9781441196651 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Page A, 'Book review of Patrick Griffin's The Townshend Moment: The Making of Empire in the Eighteenth Century', Journal of British Studies, 58, (2) pp. 406-407. ISSN 0021-9371 (2019) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1017/jbr.2019.23 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Page AR, 'Review of J. Bentham, Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism Examined. J.E. Crimmins and C. Fuller, eds., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2011; pp. 652', Journal of Religious History, 36, (3) pp. 447-448. ISSN 1467-9809 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2009Page AR, 'Review of Christopher L. Brown, Moral Capital: foundations of British abolitionism (Chapel Hill, 2006)', Enlightenment and Dissent, 25 pp. 300-304. ISSN 0262-7612 (2009) [Review Single Work]

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2008Page AR, 'John Issitt, Jeremiah Joyce: Radical, Dissenter and Writer', Enlightenment and Dissent, 24 pp. 115-118. ISSN 0262-7612 (2008) [Review Single Work]

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2008Page AR, 'Jack Fruchtman Jr., Atlantic Cousins: Benjamin Franklin and His Visionary Friends', Enlightenment and Dissent, 24 pp. 105-107. ISSN 0262-7612 (2008) [Review Single Work]

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2008Page AR, 'Jeremy Black, George III: America's Last King', History, 92, (306) pp. 263-264. ISSN 0018-2648 (2008) [Review Single Work]

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2007Page AR, 'Stephen Conway, War, State, and Society in mid-eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland ', History, 92, (306) pp. 263-264. ISSN 0018-2648 (2007) [Review Single Work]

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2006Page AR, 'Sheldon S. Cohen, British Supporters of the American Revolution, 1775-1783: The Role of 'Middling Level' Activists', History, 91, (304) pp. 588-589. ISSN 0018-2648 (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2006Page AR, 'Peter James Marshall, The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c. 1750-1783', History, 91, (303) pp. 462-463. ISSN 0018-2648 (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2006Page AR, 'Jonathan Sheehan, The Enlightenment Bible: Translation, Scholarship, Culture', Journal of British Studies, 45, (2) pp. 396-397. ISSN 0021-9371 (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2005Page AR, 'M. Fitzpatrick et al (eds.), The Enlightenment World', History, 90, (300) pp. 638-639. ISSN 0018-2648 (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2005Page AR, 'Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason', History, 90, (299) pp. 452-453. ISSN 0018-2648 (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2004Page AR, 'Peter D.G. Thomas, George III: King and Politicians 1760-1770', History, 89, (293) pp. 128-9. ISSN 0018-2648 (2004) [Review Single Work]

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2004Page AR, 'Judith L Van Buskirk: Patriots and Loyalists in Revolutionary New York', History, 88, (292) pp. 635. ISSN 0018-2648 (2004) [Review Single Work]

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2004Page AR, 'Pulpit Politics: Stuart Andrews, Unitarian Radicalism: Political Rhetoric, 1770-1814', History Workshop Journal, 58, (1) pp. 316-320. ISSN 0309-2984 (2004) [Review Single Work]

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2002Page AR, 'Enlightenment in Australia', Enlightenment and Dissent, (21) pp. 170-182. ISSN 0262-7612 (2002) [Review Single Work]

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2001Page AR, 'David Hartley on Human Nature', Enlightenment and Dissent, 20 pp. 123-135. ISSN 0262-7612 (2001) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Page AR, 'Richard Price and War', Revolution, Dissent, and Democracy: The Political Thought of Richard Price, 11 September, Yale University (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2009Page AR, 'Unitarians and Abolitionism', Conference on Modern British History, 23-24 June, Glasgow, pp. 1. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2007Page AR, 'Rational Dissent, Antislavery and the Limits of Enlightenment in Late Eighteenth-Century England', North American Conference on British Studies, 9-11 November 2007, San Francisco, California, pp. 11. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2006Page AR, ''Priscilla' on Rational Dissent and Reform', The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, 35th Annual Conference, 4-6 January, St. Hugh's College, Oxford, pp. 1. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2005Page AR, ''Eighteenth-century British perceptions of Frederick the Great and Prussia'', Enlightenment and Reform in Modern British Culture, 14th conference of the Australasian Modern British History Association, 12-14 December, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2000Page AR, ''Liberty has an asylum': John Jebb, British Radicalism, and the American Revolution', The Circulation of Ideas, 1500-1825, 7-18 August, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, pp. WP#00010. (2000) [Conference Extract]

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Entry

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Page AR, 'Cooper, Thomas (1759-1839)', The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment, Mark G. Spencer (ed), New York, 1, pp. 292-94 (2015) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Page AR, 'George III and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815', Blog, Georgian Papers Programme, London, 3 January 2019 (2019) [Magazine Article]

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2018Page A, 'American Independence: Interview with Firas Massouh', Evenings, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 4 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2016Page AR, 'We wouldn't be here if it weren't for high debt and taxes', The Drum, ABC online, Australia, 11 May, online (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2014Page AR, 'Gettysburg and the American Civil War', Statewide Evenings, ABC Radio, Hobart, 8 July (2014) [Media Interview]

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2013Page AR, 'Oliver Cromwell', Statewide Evenings, 936 ABC Radio, Hobart, 4 September (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Page AR, 'The British Invasions', Statewide Evenings, ABC Radio, Hobart, 25 February (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Page AR, 'Stalingrad', Statewide Evenings, ABC Radio, Hobart, 1 February (2013) [Media Interview]

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2004Page AR, 'Remembering Private Ivan', The Examiner, Launceston, 26 June 2004 (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Page AR, 'D-Day not huge on State's calendar', The Advocate, Burnie, 5 June 2004 (2004) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Anthony has been awarded ARC Discovery Project funding (2006–08), and travel funding by Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History (2000) and Yale University’s Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (2015).

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$234,818

Projects

14th David Nichol Smith Conference - 4 to 7 July 2011, Australia (June 2011) (2011)$818
Funding
University of Tasmania ($818)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Page AR
Year
2011
The Construction of Race and Racial Identity at the Antipodes of Empire, 1788-1840 (2006 - 2008)$223,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($223,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pybus C; Johnston A; Page AR
Period
2006 - 2008
Grant Reference
DP0662856
A Fragmented Ideology? The London Revolution Society and British Radicalism, 1788-92 (2004)$11,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Page AR
Year
2004

Research Supervision

Anthony supervises research theses in colonial Tasmanian and eighteenth-century British history.

Current

3

Completed

7

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDWilkes and War: Politics, culture and identity in Britain, 1760-17892015
PhDBritish Military Amphibious Operations in the mid-Eighteenth Century (1740-1789): ordered execution or "events left to fortune"; an examination of the influence of the respective cultures of the Royal Navy and British Army on;;combined operations2017
PhDHolding Tasmanian Colonial Administrations to Account: Gilbert Robertson (editor of The Colonist and the True Colonist) and the administrations of Lt.Gov. George Arthur and Lt.Gov. Sir John Franklin2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAndrew Mitchell, 'New Diplomatic History', and Cultural Networks in Britain and Europe
Candidate: David Barry Taylor
2019
PhDThe Junior British Army Officer: Experience and identity, 1793-1815
Candidate: David Lachlan Huf
2017
PhDMauritius Caught in the Web of Empire: The legal system, crime punishment and labour 18251845
Candidate: Eilin Friis Hordvik
2016
Masters"Thick, Dark Strokes of Romantic Gloom and Terror": William Charles Piguenit's Tasmanian Wilderness
Candidate: Carl Lawrence Gavan
2013
PhDFlora Tasmaniae: Tasmanian Naturalists and Imperial Botany, 1829-1860
Candidate: Eleanor Catherine Cave
2012
PhDBleeding, Blistering and Observations of the Bowel: A Comparative Analysis of Hospital Treatment in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Candidate: Amy Ruth Kamphuis
2011
PhD"A Model Among Towns?": A Study of Progressivism in Launceston during the Interwar Period
Candidate: Colin Ronald Alan Woollcott
2011