Andrew Beattie

Associate Professor in German and European Studies
Associate Professor

I am an internationally recognised historian of Germany, with particular expertise on Germany's transitions from Nazism after 1945 and East German communism after 1989.  I am an Associate Professor in German and European Studies in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. I studied History and German Studies at the universities of Sydney and Potsdam and have a PhD in History from the University of Sydney. I have held funded fellowships at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam, the European University Institute in Florence, and at the universities of Constance and Cologne. I previously taught in the International Studies program at UTS and have been at UNSW since 2008.

Books
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Beattie AH, 2019, Allied Internment Camps in Occupied Germany: Extrajudicial Detention in the Name of Denazification, 1945–1950, Cambridge University Press
2019
Beattie A, 2008, Playing Politics with History: The Bundestag Inquiries into East Germany, Berghahn Books, New York, http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/BeattiePlaying
2008
Other
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Beattie A, 2019, The Euro Crisis and European Identities: Political and Media Discourse in Germany, Ireland and Poland, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644008.2018.1543178
2019
Beattie A, 2019, Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the Twentieth Century and Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany., WILEY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12611
2019
Beattie A, 2017, The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022009417702779i
2017
Beattie A, 2017, The 20th Century: Time Experience and Time Research in divided Germany, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerhis/ghx033
2017
Beattie AH, 2013, Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0008938913001246
2013
Heinemann I; Beattie AH, 2005, "Until the last drop of good blood" The kidnapping of "racially valuable" children and nazi racial policy in occupied Eastern Europe
2005
Zimmerer J; Beattie AH, 2005, Colonialism and the holocaust: Towards an archeology of genocide
2005
Book Chapters
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Beattie A, 2018, 'The Allied Internment of German Civilians in Occupied Germany: Cooperation and Conflict in the Western Zones, 1945–9', in Erlichmann C; Knowles C (ed.), Transforming Occupation in the Western Zones of Germany Politics, Everyday Life and Social Interactions, 1945-55, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, pp. 81 - 96
2018
Beattie AH, 2018, 'Verdiente Strafe des harten Kerns oder ungerechte Besatzungsmaßnahme? Die SS und die alliierte Internierung im besetzten Deutschland', in Schulte JE; Wildt M (ed.), Die SS nach 1945: Entschuldungsnarrative, populäre Mythen, europäischen Erinnerungsdiskurse, V&R unipress, Göttingen, pp. 57 - 74
2018
Beattie A, 2017, 'L’internamento dei civili tedeschi dopo la seconda guerra mondiale e la questione della violenza', in Acciai E; Panvini G; Poesia C; Rovatti T (ed.), Oltre il 1945: Violenza, conflitto sociale, ordine pubblico nel dopoguerra europeo, Viella, Rome, pp. 105 - 120
2017
Beattie AH, 2016, 'Gedenkstätten als Katalysatoren geschichtspolitischer Konflikte: Umstrittene Erinnerung und Konkurrenz der Opfer', in Heitzer E; Morsch G; Traba R; Woniak K (ed.), Von Mahnstätten über zeithistorische Museen zu Orten des Massentourismus? Gedenkstätten an Orten von NS-Verbrechen in Polen und Deutschland, Metropol Verlag, Berlin, pp. 84 - 94
2016
Beattie AH, 2015, 'Post-Communist Truth Commissions: Between Transitional Justice and the Politics of History', in Stan L; Nedelsky N (ed.), Post-Communist Transitional Justice: Lessons from Twenty-Five Years of Experience, Cambridge University Press, pp. 213 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107588516.015
2015
Beattie A, 2013, 'Ein neuer Historikerstreit? Kommunismus und Nationalsozialismus in der deutschen Erinnerungs- und Geschichtspolitik seit 1990', in Benz W (ed.), Ein Kampf um Deutungshoheit: Politik, Opferinteressen und historische Forschung. Die Auseinandersetzung um die Gedenk- und Begegnungsstätte Leistikowstraße Potsdam, edn. Original, Metropol Verlag, Berlin, pp. 16 - 36
2013
Beattie A, 2012, 'Die Weichen stellen für die Zukunft der DDR-Erinnerung? Rückblick auf die Enquete-Kommission des Bundestages zur Aufarbeitung von Geschichte und Folgen der SED-Diktatur in Deutschland', in Sabrow M; Bosch F (ed.), Zeiträume: Potsdamer Almanach des Zentrums für Zeithistorische Forschung, edn. Original, Wallstein, Göttingen, pp. 20 - 33
2012
Beattie A, 2012, 'A 1950s Revival: Cold War Culture in Reunified Germany', in Vowinckel A; Payk MM; Lindenberger T (ed.), Cold War Cultures: Perspectives on Eastern and Western European Societies, Berghahn Books, New York, pp. 299 - 320, http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=VowinckelCold
2012
Beattie A, 2011, 'The Politics of Remembering the GDR: Official and State-Mandated Memory since 1990', in Clarke D; Wölfel U (ed.), Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany, Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 23 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230349698
2011
Beattie A, 2010, 'The Fight in the Prison Car Park: Memorializing Germany's "Double Past" in Torgau since 1990', in Niven B; Paver C (ed.), Memorialization in Germany since 1945, Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 328 - 338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230248502
2010
Beattie A, 2007, 'Orte des Terrors oder der "stalinistischen Entnazifizierung"? Zeitgenössische britische Wahrnehmungen sowjetischer Speziallager in der SBZ', in Barker P; Ohse M-D; Tate D (ed.), Views from Abroad: die DDR aus britischer Perspektive, edn. Original, W. Bertelsmann Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 67 - 78
2007
Beattie A, 2006, 'The Victims of Totalitarianism and the Centrality of Nazi Genocide: Continuity and Change in German Commemorative Politics', in Niven B (ed.), Germans as Victims: Contemporary Germany and the Third Reich, edn. Original, Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 147 - 163
2006
Beattie A, 2005, 'The Past in the Politics of Divided and Unified Germany', in Friedman MP; Kenney P (ed.), Partisan Histories: The Past in Contemporary Global Politics, edn. Original, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, pp. 17 - 38
2005
Journal articles
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Beattie AH, 2017, ''Lobby for the Nazi Elite'? the protestant churches and civilian internment in the British zone of occupied Germany, 1945-1948', German History, vol. 35, pp. 43 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerhis/ghw140
2017
Beattie A, 2011, '"Sowjetische KZs auf deutschem Boden": Die sowjetischen Speziallager und der bundesdeutsche Antikommunismus', Jahrbuch für historische Kommunismusforschung, vol. 2011, pp. 119 - 137, https://kommunismusgeschichte.de/fileadmin/user_upload/09_JHK_2011_Beattie_S._119_138.pdf
2011
Beattie A, 2010, 'Between Histories and Memories: Torgau's Memorial Museum for Germany’s Short Twentieth Century', Museum and Society, vol. 8, pp. 37 - 55, http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museumsociety/documents/volumes/beattie.pdf
2010
Beattie A, 2009, 'An Evolutionary Process: Contributions of the Bundestag’s Inquiries into East Germany to an Understanding of the Role of Truth Commissions', International Journal of Transitional Justice, vol. 3, pp. 229 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijp004
2009
Beattie A, 2008, 'Beyond "Restoration"? Assessing and Accounting for West German Liberalization and Democratization, 1945-1965', European History Quarterly, vol. 38, pp. 101 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0265691407084481
2008
Beattie A, 2007, 'Learning from the Germans? History and Memory in German and European Projects of Integration', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 4, http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/portal/article/view/483/451
2007

2019 Research Fellowship for experienced researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. 

2011 ARC Discovery Project grant (DP110100300)

 

Germany; German history and politics; 'memory studies'; transitional justice; camps; the aftermath of Nazism and communism

In 2018 I was awarded a Dean's Teaching Award for excellent teaching. 100% of students are regularly satisfied with my teaching.

In recent years I have taught the following courses: 

  • Concepts of Europe (ARTS1780)
  • Contemporary Europe in Crisis (ARTS1782)
  • Contemporary Germany (ARTS3780)
  • Confronting the Past in Contemporary Europe (ARTS3786)
  • Understanding Nazi Germany (ARTS3295)

I also contribute to History of the Present (ARTS1271) and to History Honours and German language courses.