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Research interests

Keith's research and teaching interests include: modern French history, modern German history, military history, medical history, and the history of sports and leisure. He has taught courses on the French Revolution, 20th Century French History, War Stories and Soldiering, the History of Modern Warfare, the History of Terrorism, the History of Modern Sport, and both European Civilization and Global History.

 

Biography

Keith Rathbone (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2015) researches twentieth century French social and cultural history. His manuscript, entitled A Nation in Play: Physical Culture, the State, and Society during France's Dark Years, 1932-1948, examines physical education and sports in order to better understand civic life under the dual authoritarian systems of the German Occupation and the Vichy Regime. In investigating physical culture, he addresses historiographic issues such as the continuity between the Third Republic and the Vichy Regime, the gendered ideology of Vichy sports programs, and the development of collaboration and resistance.

Keith arrives at Macquarie University after previous positions as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies at Northwestern University and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the College of Wooster.  He has also lectured at the Sciences politiques de Paris and Indiana University Northwest. 

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, Northwestern University

History, MA, Northwestern University

History, BA, The Ohio State University

French, BA, The Ohio State University

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Projects

Research Outputs

  • 10 Book/Film/Article/Exhibition review
  • 9 Article
  • 3 Chapter

A revolutionary approach to physical culture

Rathbone, K., 2020, Reform, revolution and crisis in Europe: landmarks in history, memory and thought. Winter, B. & Moir, C. (eds.). New York ; London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 105-128 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sport, war, and society in Australia and New Zealand

Rathbone, K., 2 Mar 2020, In : The International Journal of the History of Sport. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

  • The NRL should reconsider its comeback: it's too soon

    Rathbone, K., 28 Apr 2020, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access
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  • China has form as a sports bully, but its full-court press on the NBA may backfire

    Rathbone, K., 16 Oct 2019, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access
    File
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    Activities

    • 8 Oral presentation
    • 1 Invited talk

    Press / Media

    ABC NewsRadio "Drive" on NRL during Covid-19

    Keith Rathbone

    29/04/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    ABC Far North "Drive" segment on NRL during Covid-19

    Keith Rathbone

    28/04/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    ABC Radio Canberra "Mornings" on Russian Doping Scandal

    Keith Rathbone

    10/12/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    ABC Radio "PMs" on Beijing 2022 Olympics

    Keith Rathbone

    29/11/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment