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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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France Social Sciences
mass society Social Sciences
everyday life Social Sciences
Sports Social Sciences
regime Social Sciences
History Arts & Humanities
Vichy Regime Arts & Humanities
Enemy Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Outputs 2013 2019

  • 8 Book/Film/Article/Exhibition review
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Article

Athletes for France or athletes for the Church: conflict between sports officials and Catholic sportsmen during the Vichy Regime (1940-1944)

Rathbone, K., Mar 2019, In : French History. 33, 1, p. 88–109 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Vichy
Vichy Regime
France
Athletes
Physical Education

Pétain's Jewish children: French Jewish youth and the Vichy Regime, 1940–1942

Rathbone, K., Apr 2019, In : European History Quarterly. 49, 2, p. 332-334 3 p.

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

regime
Vichy Regime

'Save the long skirt': women, sports, and fashion in Third Republic and Vichy France

Rathbone, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Vichy France and everyday life: confronting the challenges of wartime, 1939–1945

Rathbone, K., 2019, In : History : Reviews of New Books. 47, 2, p. 37-38 2 p.

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

everyday life
France

Living with the enemy: German occupation, collaboration, and justice in the Western Pyrenees, 1940-1948

Rathbone, K., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : H-France Review.

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

Enemy
Pyrenees
German Occupation
Justice

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9/02/18

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15/11/17

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13/10/17

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