Ann Curthoys

Professor Emerita Ann Curthoys

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2003
  • Section(s): History


Ann Curthoys is a historian whose research focuses on Australian history set in a broad transnational frame. She was formerly Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University (ANU) and Australian Research Council (ARC) Professorial Fellow at the University of Sydney. She retired in April 2013. She has held visiting appointments at the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Italy (2001) and Georgetown University, Washington DC, (2003-04). Her research interests include fiction, memory and writing, indigenous history, the British Empire, and self-government within Australian colonies.

Ann was made Member (AM) in the General Division of The Order of Australia in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours List for her significant service to tertiary education, to social history, and to research.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.