Professor David Lowe FASSA joined the History Council of Victoria in May 2020, representing Deakin University, and became Deputy Chair of the Board in September 2020.
David is Chair of Contemporary History and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Histories in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.
He has published widely on the history of Australia in the world and on international history and memory, including Australian between Empires: The Life of Percy Spender (2010), and three edited histories of Australian embassies overseas with ANU Press, Australia Goes to Washington (with David Lee and Carl Bridge, 2017), Rising Power and Changing People: the Australian High Commission in India, (with Eric Meadows, 2022), and The Australian Embassy in Toyko and Australia-Japan Relations, (with Kate Darian-Smith, 2023). In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
David is co-founder of the Australian Policy and History network (https://aph.org.au) and was Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo, 2019-20.