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Researcher: Bennett, MJ (Professor Michael Bennett)

Fields of Research

British History
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
Historical Studies
History and Philosophy of Medicine
Asian History
Economic History
Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant
Language Studies
Cultural Studies
North American History
British and Irish Literature

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Understanding Past Societies
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Understanding Australia's Past
Understanding Europe's Past
Health Education and Promotion
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Preventive Medicine
Languages and Literature

Career Best Publications

Forms of Cultural Expression; The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
France in England: Anglo-French Culture in the Reign of Edward III ; Language and Culture in Medieval Britain: the French of England c. 1100-c.1500
Henry IV, the Royal Succession and the Crisis of 1406; The Reign of Henry IV: Rebellion and Survival, 1403-1413
Henry of Bolingbroke and the Revolution of 1399; Henry IV: The Establishment of the Regime, 1399-1406
Jenner's ladies: women and vaccination against smallpox in early nineteenth-century Britain; History
Mandeville's Travels and the Anglo-French Moment; Medium Aevum
Note-taking and data sharing: Edward Jenner and the global vaccination network; Intellectual History Review
Passage through India: global vaccination and British India, 1800-1805; Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
Prophecy, providence, and the Revolution of 1399; Prophecy, Apocalypse, and the Day of Doom : Proceedings of the 2000 Harlaxton Symposium
Smallpox and Cowpox under the Southern Cross: The Smallpox Epidemic of 1789 and the Advent of Vaccination in Colonial Australia; Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Spiritual Kinship and the Baptismal Name in Traditional European Society; Studies on The Personal Name in Later Medieval England and Wales

Research Publications

Hony soit qui mal y pense: Adultery and Anxieties about Paternity in Late Medieval England; The Medieval Python: The Purposive and Provocative Work of Terry Jones
A Botany Bay Mirage: Australia's First Political Cartoon; Tasmanian Historical Studies
A long line of discrimination but should succession to the throne be changed?
Abulafia, David, ed., The French Descent into Renaissance Italy, 1494-95: Antecedents and Effects; Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Clark's 'The Commonwealth versus Cromwell': Clark, Cromwell, and the English Republic; A Living Force. Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth
Edward III's Entail and the Succession to the Crown, 1376-1471; The English Historical Review
English rule confirmed: the Isle of Man, 1389-1406; A New History of the Isle of Man. Vol. III :The Medieval Period 1000-1406
Foreword; Haughton Forrest (1826-1925). Biography, Catalogue and Gallery of Paintings
Forms of Cultural Expression; The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
France in England: Anglo-French Culture in the Reign of Edward III ; Language and Culture in Medieval Britain: the French of England c. 1100-c.1500
Henry IV, the Royal Succession and the Crisis of 1406; The Reign of Henry IV: Rebellion and Survival, 1403-1413
Henry of Bolingbroke and the Revolution of 1399; Henry IV: The Establishment of the Regime, 1399-1406
Henry V and the Cheshire Tax Revolt of 1416; Henry V: New Interpretations
Henry VII (1457-1509; r. 1485-1509)
Heritage, History and the Crown in Late Medieval England; Personalities and Perspectives of Fifteenth-Century England
Inoculation of the Poor against Smallpox in Eighteenth-Century England; Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France
Intellect and Emotion Perspectives on Australian History Essays in Honour of Michael Roe; Centre for Australian Studies, Deakin University and Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies
Isabelle of France, Anglo-French Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange in the Late 1350s; The Age of Edward III
Jenner's ladies: women and vaccination against smallpox in early nineteenth-century Britain; History
John Audelay: Life Records and Heaven's Ladder; My Wyl and My Wrytyng
John Watts. Henry VI and the Politics of Kingship; Albion
Lambert Simnel; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Mandeville's Travels and the Anglo-French Moment; Medium Aevum
Note-taking and data sharing: Edward Jenner and the global vaccination network; Intellectual History Review
Owen Michael Roe (b 1931)
Passage through India: global vaccination and British India, 1800-1805; Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
Prophecy, providence, and the Revolution of 1399; Prophecy, Apocalypse, and the Day of Doom : Proceedings of the 2000 Harlaxton Symposium
Quaker Life in Tasmania: The First Hundred Years; University of Tasmania Library
Quaker Missions in Launceston and Northern Tasmania; Papers and proceedings / Launceston Historical Society
Review of David R. Carlson (ed), The Deposition of Richard II: 'The Record and Process of the Renunciation and Deposition of Richard II' (1399) and Related Writings; JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology
Review of H. Barr and A. M. Hutchison, eds., Text and Controversy from Wyclif to Bale: Essays in Honour of Anne Hudson (Turnhout: Brepols, 2005); Parergon
Review of Janet Hollinshead, Liverpool in the Sixteenth Century: A Small Tudor Town; The sixteenth century journal
Review of Lynda Payne, With Words and Knives: Learning Medical Dispassion; Sixteenth Century Journal: Journal of Modern Studies
Review of Ordelle G. Hill, Looking Westward: Poetry, Landscape and Politics in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Studies in The Age of Chaucer
Review of Peter Coss and Maurice Keen, eds. Heraldry, Pageantry and Social Display in Medieval England (2002); Parergon
Review of Stephanie J. Snow, Blessed Days of Anaesthesia: How Anaesthetics Changed the World; History
Richard II and the Revolution of 1399; Sutton Publishing
Richard II and the Wider Realm; Richard II: The Art of Kingship
Richard II, Henry Yevele and a New Royal Mansion on the Thames; The Antiquaries Journal
S C Rowell, Lithuania Ascending: a Pagan Empire within East-Central Europe, 1295-1345
Sir John Stanley
Sir William Stanley; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Smallpox and Cowpox under the Southern Cross: The Smallpox Epidemic of 1789 and the Advent of Vaccination in Colonial Australia; Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Smallpox, Vaccination and the Launceston Epidemic, 1887; Tasmanian Historical Studies
Spiritual Kinship and the Baptismal Name in Traditional European Society; Studies on The Personal Name in Later Medieval England and Wales
Table Tittle-Tattle and the Tudor View of History; People, Places and Perspectives: Essays on Later Medieval Early Tudor England in Honour of Ralph A. Griffiths
The beginnings of vaccination in Lithuania; Lithuanian Papers: Annual Journal of the Lithuanian Studies Society at the University of Tasmania
The Heritage of 'Old England'; Memory, Monuments, and Museums: The Past in the Present
The Historical Background; A Companion to the Gawain-Poet
The Impact of the Black Death on English Legal History; Australian Journal of Law and Society
The life and opinions of William Bugby, schoolteacher of Brighton; Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings
The longer history of human rights: Refuge in early modern Europe; History Australia
The Plantagenet Empire as 'Enterprise Zone': War and Business Networks, c.1400-50; The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453
The son of Scotangle: Sir John Steward (d. 1447); Journal of the Sydney Society for Scottish History
Thomas Stanley, first Baron Stanley
Thomas Stanley, first Earl of Derby; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Wars of the Roses
William called Long Will; Yearbook of Langland Studies
William Worsley

Research Projects

1999 Supplementary Funding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
2012: 21st International Congress on Medieval Studies; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
ARC Research Networks for Early European Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Australian Soldiers in Captivity in World War I; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Australian Soldiers in Captivity in World War I; Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
English political and intellectual history, c. 1066-1500: studies in the sources; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Materials to sustain and further develop cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research into Colonial Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Memory and Memorial: Uses of the Past in English History, c.1100-1500; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Penal labour in Van Diemen's Land, 1922-1850; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Global Vaccination Revolution: A Transnational and Comparative Perspective; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The impact of the Black Death. Economic, social and cultural change in England, c. 1300-1500; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The issue of the succession in English politics 1300-1600; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Issue of the Succession in English Politics, c. 1300-1600; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The World Arm to Arm: The Spread of Smallpox Vaccination and Global Networks of Power and Knowledge, 1800-1805; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The World Arm-to-Arm. The Spread of Smallpox Vaccination and Global Networks of Knowledge and Power, 1799 - 1805; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Donation - Australian POW's in World War 1

Research Candidate Supervision

'un mal pequeno para un gran bien'- Smallpox Prevention and the Dissemination of New Ideas in Spain 1725-1775
'Wandering stars'- The Impact of British Evangelists in Australia, 1870s-1900
A memoir of the Court of Henry VII
An Introduction, Background and Annotation to the 16th Century Rapier Fencing Manual Vincentio Saviolo His Practise
Anglo-Scottish Relations 1513
Beggary, Vagabondage and Poor Relief- English Statutes in the Urban Context, 1495-1572
Celt and Saxon- Interaction in pre-Viking Britain, c.600-800
Cistercian Monks and their views on the Female Religious Life, twelfth and thirteenth Centuries.
Conscience matters- The piety of defiance in mid-tudor England
Conspiracy, resistance and rebellion during the reign of Mary Tudor
Contributions to the Textual History of the Medieval Latin Redactions of the Visio Pauli
Early Tudor Regime
Economic and Social Impacts Associated with Logistical Developments in Tasmania in the 19th Century
Flora Tasmaniae- Tasmanian Naturalists and Imperial Botany, 1829-1860
For the Best of Reasons- The Evandale Subscription Library 1847 - 1861
From Possession to Dispossession- British Administration in New York 1664 - 1783
Gambling in Elizabethan England
Gentry politics of southern England- 1461-1485 with reference to the crisis of October 1483
Governors and Tasmanians; the British Empire at Worlds End
Identity and Nation in the Australian Public Library- The Development of Local and National Collections 1850s-1940s Using the Tasmanian Public Library as Case Study
James Backhouse Walker (1841-1899), Moral Enlightenment and the Interplay of Ideas and Social Reality in Late Nineteenth Century Tasmania
Launceston Wesleyan Methodists 1832-1849 Contributions, Commerce, Conscience
Louis XIV's youthful spirit- The 1699 redecoration of the Versailles menagerie
Lymph or Liberty- Responses to Smallpox Vaccination in the Eastern Australian Colonies
Memories, Dreams and Inventions- The Evolution of Tasmania's Tourism Image 1803-1939
Political Society in Cumberland and Westmorland 1471-1537
Popular piety in late medieval Lincolnshire
Privateering Ideology and the Advent of the Plantations in Sixteenth Century Ireland
Science patronage and policy in late medieval and early modern England
Sin and crime in early modern England
Sir Thomas Chaloner's Cold War Diplomacy
Smallpox Inoculation in German States 1750-1800- Attitudes and Influences
St Margaret, Queen of Scotland (c. 1045 - 1093)
The acquisition of knowledge- Medical practitioners in England in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
The development of lay religious education from the late middle ages to the reformation
The Education of Edward VI
The female court- aristocratic women in service 1450-1550
The function of saints in 15 century England
The Social Role of the Church Within the Hobart Community, with Particular Reference to Holy Trinity Chrurch, 1850-1945
Title- Fifteenth Century Clergy in the Diocese of Norwich- A study of clerical calling, career and culture
Transforming the colonial landscape- The role of Roderic O'Connor in early Tasmania
War and Society in Medieval Norfolk- The Warrior Gentry, c. 1350-c. 1430
Women in freemasonry in 18C France
Yorkist-early tudor period