About Professor Glenda Sluga

Professor Glenda Sluga’s research interests include Modern European History, nationalism and gender history; international history.

Glenda Sluga has published widely on the cultural history of international relations, the history of European nationalisms, gender history, and is interested in the history of identity and difference more broadly. She is currently completing a book on the history of internationalism in the twentieth century, and is researching the international history of cosmopolitanism through a study of women at the Congress of Vienna. Both projects are generously funded by the Australian Research Council. In 2002 she was awarded the Max Crawford Medal by the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2006 she was appointed a member of the International Scientific Committee for the History of UNESCO. In 2009 she was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She is currently a member of the Humanities division of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.

Research areas

  • Intellectual history of the nation
  • American and British diplomatic history
  • The History of International Relations
  • Gender in European History
  • Australian immigration History
  • The History of Human Rights
  • The History of Trieste
  • Madame de Stael
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Internationalism and Empire
  • Peacemaking
Current projects
  • ARC-Discovery, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism at the Congress of Vienna
  • ARC-Discovery, ‘Nation, Race, Rights, after the Second World War
  • The History of Cosmopolitanism, with Barbara Caine and David Garrioch (Monash)
  • The History of Realpolitik
  • Women in International Politics
  • Coordinator, 'Internationa Society' Research Cluster
Areas of research supervision
Professor Sluga is available to supervise in the following areas: International History; Modern continental European history; Intellectual history of the nation and nationalism; diplomatic history; the history of gender and identity; the Cold War; Eastern Europe; and European migrants in Australia.

For more details see: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/history/staff/profiles/sluga.shtml

Selected publications


Internationalism in the Age of Nationalism
(Penn) Feb 2013.

2006 The Nation, Psychology and International Politics (Palgrave)

2001 The Problem of Trieste and the Italo-Yugoslav Border: Difference, Identity and Sovereignty in Twentieth-Century Europe (State University of New York Press, National Identities series), hardback and paperback.

2000 Gendering European History - co-authored with Prof. Barbara Caine (Leicester University Press/Cassells), hardback and paperback. [Also published as Europa e la donna, 1780-1920, con B. Caine (Wizarts, P. S. Elpidio, 2003) [cloth and electronic versions]; and Europas historia 1780-1920: Ett genusperspektiv, och Barbara Caine (Natur och Kultur, Stockholm, 2003)].

Bonegilla: A Place of No Hope (Melbourne University History Monograph), reprinted as an electronic publication with RMIT Publishing


'New Histories of the UN', co-authored with Sunil Amrith, Journal of World History.

2005 ‘What is National Self-Determination? Nationality and psychology during the apogee of nationalism’, Nations and Nationalism, vol. 11, 1.

2003 “Defining Liberty: Italy and England in Madame de Stael’s Corinne,” in Women’s Writing, vol.10, 2.

2002 “Narrating Difference and Defining Nation in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Western Europe”, European Review of History, 9, 2, 2002: 183-197.