Dewey, Robert F., D. Phil.
History, Harrison Hall, Room 230
Associate Professor of History and Chair of the History Department
Robert F. Dewey, Jr., MPhil, DPhil (University of Oxford), FRHistS
231 Harrison Hall
Phone: (765) 658-4072
email Prof. Dewey
Awards, Fellowships, Consultancies, etc.
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Elected June 2009-present.
Samoa Rugby Union (SRU), Historical Consultant to the SRU, 2018-present.
Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award, 2018-19.
Fiji Rugby Union (FRU), Historical Consultant to the FRU, 2012-2015 and FRU Centennial, 2012-13.
Visiting Scholar, University of the South Pacific, Fiji. 2007-08.
National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research Grant, Fiji. 2007-08.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, European Union Center, Global Affairs Institute, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. 2003-04.
Publications and Research
British National Identity and Opposition to Membership of Europe, 1961-63: The anti-Marketeers (Manchester University Press, 2009)
Current Book Project - History of Rugby Football in Fiji. Ongoing research.
Chapters and Articles
"The impact of professionalism on the Pacific Islands rugby unions, 1995-2015", in J. Nauright and T. Collins, eds. The Rugby World in the Professional Era (Routledge, 2017).
"Fiji and Pacific rugby research: The State of the Game". Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, vol. 3, no. 3 (2014), pp. 186-201.
"Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA): Rugby in 'Our Sea of Islands'". International Journal of the History of Sport, vol. 31, no. 11 (2014), pp. 1406-1420.
“Embracing Rugby and Negotiating Inequalities in the Pacific Islands” in Proceedings of the 2008 International Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Conference, Te Tatau Pounamu – The Greenstone Door (Nga Pae o te Maramatanga – National Institute of Research Excellence for Maori Development and Advancement, University of Auckland, 2009).
“Pacific Islands Rugby: Navigating the Global Professional Era”, ch.5 in Greg Ryan, ed. The Changing Face of Rugby: The Union Game and Professionalism Since 1995 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2008).
“‘The Real Reason is to Fight for the Country’: The Historic Expression of Power and Identity in Fiji Rugby”, Special “Pacific Epistemologies” Issue of Dreadlocks (University of the South Pacific, 2006).
Courses Regularly Taught
HIST 112 – European Civilization II – 1789 to the Present
HIST 200 – Empire of Sport
HIST 232 – 19th and 20th Century Britain
HIST 233 – British Empire
HIST 295 – History Today: Debates and Practices
HIST 332 – European Union
HIST 344 - Paradise Revisited: Representations of the Pacific Islands
HIST 490 – Senior Seminar
Courses In Development
Boxing in History, Literature, Art and Film