August 23, 2017

Andrew Fitzmaurice

Andrew Fitzmaurice is a Professor of History at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on the ideologies of European empires, as evidenced in his first book Humanism and America: An Intellectual History of English Colonisation, 1500-1625 (2003).  His recent book, Sovereignty, Property and Empire 1500-2000 (2014) examines Europeans’ justifications for the appropriation of land and sovereignty in the non-European world from the sixteenth century through to the twentieth. His current work explores the role of the nineteenth-century jurist Sir Travers Twiss in the justification of the Congo Free State, and he currently holds DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant for studying “Corporations in Historical Context.”