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Peter Monteath is a Professor of History at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He was born and grew up in Brisbane before attending the University of Queensland, Siegen University (Federal Republic of Germany) and Griffith University.

He has taught previously at The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Deakin University, The University of Western Australia and The University of Adelaide. He has also been Adjunct Professor at The University of St. Louis Missouri and the Technical University of Berlin, where he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.

Currently he teaches modern European history and writes about various aspects of European and Australian history, with a particular interest in things German.

Away from Flinders, he is President of the History Council of South Australia, a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Trustee of the History Trust of South Australia.

Interests include a distant admiration for Hertha BSC, badminton, and unabashed nostalgia for the glory days of the Brisbane Lions.