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Researcher: Davis, MT (Dr Michael Davis)

Fields of Research

British history
European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
Australian history
Media studies
Interactive media

Research Objectives

Understanding past societies
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Understanding Australia's past
Understanding Europe's past
International relations
Social class and inequalities
Civics and citizenship

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'A Register of Vexations and Persecutions': Some Letters of Thomas Fyshe Palmer from Botany Bay during the 1790s; Enlightenment and Dissent
'Good for the Public Example': Daniel Isaac Eaton, Prosecution, Punishment and Recognition, 1793-1812; Radicalism and Revolution in Britain, 1775-1848: Essays in Honour of Malcolm I Thomis
'I Can Bear Punishment': Daniel Isaac Eaton, Radical Culture and the Rule of Law, 1793-1812; Criminal Justice History
'That Odious Class of Men Called Democrats': Daniel Isaac Eaton and the Romantics, 1794-95; History: The Journal of the Historical Association
'The Impartial Voice of Future Times Will Rejudge Your Verdict': Discourse and Drama in the Trials of the Scottish Political Martyrs of the 1790s; Helio Osvaldo Alves: O Guardador de Rios
'To Grow Gently Older and Wiser': Personal Reflections on Malcolm Thomis; Radicalism and Revolution in Britain, 1775-1848: Essays in Honour of Malcolm I Thomis
A Moral Panic and the Law in the Age of Counter-Revolution: British Jacobins and the Reign of Terror; Australia & New Zealand Law & History E-Journal
An Evening of Pleasure Rather Than Business: Songs, Subversion and Radical Sub-Culture in the 1790s; Journal for the Study of British Cultures
Anthony Page, John Jebb and the Enlightenment Origins of British Radicalism; History Australia
AV Beedell and AD Harvey (eds.), The Prison Diary (16 May-22 November 1794) of John Horne Tooke; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Baverstock, James (1741-1815)
Bearding the Tories: The Commemoration of the Scottish Political Martyrs of 1793-94; Newgate in Revolution: An Anthology of Radical Prison Literature in the Age of Revolution
Bread Riots, Britain, 1795
Brown, Timothy (1743/4-1820)
Christina and David Bewley, Gentleman Radical: A Life of John Horne Tooke 1736-1812; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Citizen Paine: Thomas Paine's Thoughts on Man, Government, Society, and Religion
Coffeehouses
Crowder, John (1756-1830)
Daniel Isaac Eaton
Daniel Isaac Eaton's Prosecution for the Third Part of The Age of Reason: The Triumph of a Radical Publisher; Bulletin of the Thomas Paine Society
Daniel Isaac Eaton, 1753-1814; British Reform Writers, 1789-1832
Daniel Isaac Eaton: Radical Publisher and Bookseller
David Alexander, Richard Newton and English Caricature in the 1790s; Australian Journal of Politics and History
David Collins: A Colonial Life, by John Currey
David Rivers' Little-Known Memoir of Thomas Paine; Bulletin of the Thomas Paine Society
Dell, Henry (b. in or before 1733)
Eighteenth-Century British Erotica
Evans, Thomas (1738/9-1803)
Fenton, Richard (fl. 1780-1830)
Frost, John (1750-1842)
Galloway, Alexander (1776-1847)
Gerrald, Joseph (1763-1796)
Graham Bain, The Thunderbolt of Reason; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Green, Thomas (1722-1794)
Gregory Claeys (ed.), Political Writings of the 1790s; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Hardinge, George (1743-1816)
Imlay, Gilbert (1754-1828)
James Adair (1743?-1798)
James Ogden
Joel Barlow (1754-1812)
Le Radicalisme Anglais et la Révolution Française; Annales Historiques de la Revolution Francaise
London Corresponding Society
London Corresponding Society (act. 1792-1799)
London Corresponding Society, 1792-1799; Pickering & Chatto Publishers
Mansfield, Sir James (bap. 1734, d. 1821)
Mark Anger, The Unique Genius of Thomas Paine; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Meres, John (1698-1761?)
Newgate in Revolution: An Anthology of Radical Prison Literature in the Age of Revolution; Continuum International Publishing Group
Ogden, James (1718-1802)
Oldfield, Thomas Hinton Burley (1755-1822)
Patriots in Prison; Newgate in Revolution: An Anthology of Radical Prison Literature in the Age of Revolution
Prosecution and Radical Discourse during the 1790s: The Case of the Scottish Sedition Trials; International Journal of the Sociology of Law
Radicalism and Revolution in Britain, 1775-1848: Essays in Honour of Malcolm I. Thomis; Macmillan
Revolutionary Britannia? Reflections on the Threat of Revolution in Britain, 1789-1848, by Edward Royle
Sources of Reform in Britain: A Review Article
Terror: from tyrannicide to terrorism in Europe, 1605 to the future; University of Queensland Press
The British Jacobins and the unofficial Terror of Loyalism in the 1790s; Terror: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism in Europe, 1605 to the Future
The British Jacobins: folk devils in the Age of Counter-Revolution?; Moral panics, the media and the law in Early Modern England
The Great Wall of Jimbour: Heritage and the Cultural Landscape; Public History Review
The Mob Club? The London Corresponding Society and Radical Civility in the 1790s; Unrespectable Radicals? Popular Politics in the Age of Reform
The State Trials 1163-1858 on CD-ROM
The State Trials 1163-1858 on CD-ROM
Thomas Muir
Tooke, John Horne (1736-1812)
Treason Trials, 1794
United Englishmen
United Englishmen/United Britons
United Scotsmen
United Scotsmen
Unrespectable radicals? popular politics in the Age of Reform; Ashgate
Vaughan, Benjamin (1751-1835)
Waithman, Robert (1764-1833)
Walker, Thomas (1749-1817)
West, William (1770-1854)
Whiston, John (1711-1780)

Research Projects

Conviction Politics: the convict routes of Australian democracy; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Rising Stars Programme - Michael Davis; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Courtroom, Lawyers and the Press: Negotiating Justice in the Age of the Public Sphere; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Network for Early European Research - British Enlightenment Research Network
Daniel Isaac Eaton
Discourses of the 1790s
London Corresponding Society
London Corresponding Society
London Corresponding Society
Newgate Prison
Radical Publishers of the 1790s
Royalty Theatre
The British Jacobin Panic of the 1790s
The Scottish Martyrs
The Scottish Martyrs
The Scottish Martyrs

Research Candidate Supervision

Beauty, Human Nature, and the Role of Culture- Aestheticism in Eighteeth Century Britain
Policing the Indian Ocean- Crime, Punishment and the Legal System on the Island of Mauritius in the 1830s and 1840s