In this week's podcast we speak to Dr. Cindy McCreery, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Australia, about her lead in Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub. https://global-modern-monarchy.sydney.edu.au/ and the convening of an international conference online: “Going Platinum: Australian responses to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-2022” from 20th-22nd June: https://global-modern-monarchy.sydney.edu.au/going-platinum-conference/
Dr. McCreery's current major research focus is monarchy and colonialism. With her colleague Robert Aldrich she has edited three volumes in Manchester University Press’s Studies in Imperialism series: Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires (2016), Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism (2018), Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia (2020), as well as a special issue of the Royal Studies Journal on twentieth-century British royal tours of the Dominions (2018). With Falko Schnicke and Robert Aldrich she is editing a forthcoming Oxford University Press volume entitled Global Royal Families. She is now working on nineteenth and early twentieth-century global royal travel, examining the journeys of King Kalākaua of Hawai’i, Prince Alfred, the teenage Princes Albert Victor and George, as well as the adult George and his wife Mary (Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, later King George V and Queen Mary) of Great Britain.