About

The Second World War Research Group, Asia-Pacific is an organisation that brings together those scholars across the Asia-Pacific region who are researching aspects of the broad period of the Second World War.

The regional group aims to promote innovative research, serve to connect scholars, as well as provide a central point of contact for research on the Second World War.

As part of its mission, the Second World War Research Group, Asia-Pacific will act as a regional forum for:

  • Bringing together new perspectives on the conflict;

  • Publicising recent and current research into the conflict and its global impact;

  • Encouraging collaboration in research across the scholarly community and academic disciplines;

  • Providing an organisational hub for conferences, seminars and other events relating to the conflict; and

  • Supporting members by serving as the first point of contact for key stakeholders and audiences interested in research and expertise on the Second World War.

Committee
Dr Ross Mahoney

Director

Ross is an independent historian whose research focuses on several key themes: air power, leadership and command, military culture, military transformation and professional military education. He is the editor of From Balloons to Drones and has published and lectured widely on the subject of air power.

Dr Karl James

Director

Karl is a Senior Historian in the Military History Section of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia. He has published widely on Australia’s involvement in the Second World War, and the history of Australia’s Special Operations Forces

Professor Peter Dean

Director

Peter is currently Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Western Australia. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. His  research interests include the Pacific War, Australian military history, military adaptation and innovation, amphibious warfare, command and coalition warfare

Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Second World War Research Group, Asia-Pacific, please email us at swwresearchgroupap@gmail.com, giving your name, affiliation and research interests.

© 2019 by the Second World War Research Group.

Background Image: Units of the 21st Australian Infantry Brigade marching along a winding track in the foothills of the Finisterre Ranges on their way to the Ramu Valley after being relieved, November 1943. Photograph by Norman Stuckley. (Source: Australian War Memorial)

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