Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM FAHA FASSA joined the History Council of Victoria in November 2019.
Peter was appointed to a Personal Chair in History at the University of Melbourne in 1993. He was President of the Academic Board in 2002-03, then appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in 2003 before becoming the University's first Provost in 2007-09, with particular responsibility for the design and implementation of the University's new curriculum structures. He chaired the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in 2007-09, and chaired the Board of Melbourne University Publishing in 2012-17. He teaches undergraduates at the University of Melbourne and regularly speaks about history to school and community groups.
Peter has published widely on the history of modern France, most recently Robespierre: a Revolutionary Life (Yale University Press, 2012); and Liberty or Death: the French Revolution (Yale University Press, 2016).
Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of Social Sciences. He was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to education in 2003 and became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.