Doug Munro

Doug Munro

Doug Munro is a Wellington-based biographer and historian, and an Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Queensland.  In an earlier incarnation he was a historian of the Pacific Islands with specialisms in trade and traders, indentured labour, and the role of Island pastors.  Between 2005 and 2012, he collaborated with John Weaver of McMaster University on the history of suicide in 20th century New Zealand.  Doug has a particular interest in auto/biographies of historians and is working on a biography of J.W. Davidson, the founding father of Pacific Islands historiography.  As well, Doug is engaged in joint work with Geoffrey Gray on academic politics.  Doug and Geoff (with Christine Winter) co-edited Scholars at War: Australasian social scientists, 1939-1945 for the ANU Press (2012).  His most recent books are The Ivory Tower and Beyond: participant historians of the Pacific (2009) and J.C. Beaglehole: public intellectual, critical conscience (2012).

Clio’s Lives

Clio’s Lives »

Biographies and Autobiographies of Historians

Edited by: Doug Munro, John G. Reid
ISBN (print): 9781760461430
ISBN (online): 9781760461447
Publication date: October 2017
Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness »

Essays in honour of Brij V. Lal

Edited by: Doug Munro, Jack Corbett
ISBN (print): 9781760461218
ISBN (online): 9781760461225
Publication date: July 2017

Scholars at War »

Australasian Social Scientists, 1939–1945

Edited by: Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro, Christine Winter
ISBN (print): 9781921862496
ISBN (online): 9781921862502
Publication date: January 2012