Peter Carey


Laithwaite Fellow and Tutor in Modern History 

Faculty / College Address:

Oriental Institute / Trinity College


Research Interests:

  • Indonesia, Burma, East Timor
  • Modern history and politics of East Timor

Current Projects:

  • Completing an Oral History of the Indonesian Occupation of East Timor, 1975-99
  • Completing a biography of Prince Dipanagara

Courses Taught:

  • Europe and the wider world, 1818-1914 (in the Modern History Faculty)
  • Imperialism and nationalism, southeast Asia 1830-1998

Recent Publications:

  • The British in Java, 1811-1815. A Javanese account, Oxford: Oxford University Press 1992
  • East Timor at the crossroads: the forging of a nation London: Cassell 1995
  • Burma: the challenge of change in a divided society, Basingstoke: Macmillan 1997

Further Info:

  • Guest lecturer and Member of Academic Committee, University of Dili, Dili, Timor-Leste

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