Alan Atkinson

Professor Emeritus Alan Atkinson

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1993
  • Section(s): History


Professor Alan Atkinson works in the areas of colonial Australia, methods of history writing and public history. His research interests are centred on Australia up to the period of World War I, especially habits of thought and communication, family life, and law and order. His three-volume work, The Europeans in Australia (Oxford University Press Australia) is a landmark work in Australian historiography, and won the Victorian Prize for Literature in 2015.

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.