Overview

Current Work

Peter Denney is a senior lecturer in History. He gained his PhD at the University of York, before spending a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sydney. An interdisciplinary scholar, his research focuses on the literature and history of Britain in the long eighteenth century, paying particular attention to questions of landscape, environment, class, popular culture, political radicalism and sensory experience. He has written essays on a wide range of topics, including plebeian poetry, religious satire, ideas of poverty, landscape gardening and colonial soundscape. His major project explores changing attitudes to sound, noise and quietness in a variety of Enlightenment and Romantic discourses, from political economy to picturesque tourism. Bringing much of this research together, he is currently completing a monograph entitled Silencing the Poor: Landscape, Soundscape and Society in Britain, c. 1700-1830.

Peter convenes the popular first-year course World History, as well as the second-year course A History of Nature, which examines western attitudes to nature before the environmental movement. For his passionate and engaged teaching, he has won a number of university and national awards. Most notably, in 2014 he received an Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, and in 2015 this was followed by an Australian University Award for Teaching Excellence.

Fields of expertise include:
Eighteenth-century British history
Eighteenth-century and Romantic literature
Working-class writing
Sensory history
Environmental literature
Literature and politics in the 1790s
Art, history and literature of landscape
 

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 11 (Other: 11)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Independent Research Study (7560LHS)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2017.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Independent Research Study (7560LHS)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Summer semester (Nov/Dec), 2017.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Discipline Workshop (6100HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Discipline Workshop (6100HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Discipline Workshop (6100HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (7004HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (7004HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Landscape.Ecology&Empire (7462HUM)
    Convenor, Online, Other Campus, 2, 2013.
  • Europe in the World c.1500-20 (7463HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Other Campus, 4, 2013.
  • Europe in the World c.1500-20 (7463HUM)
    Convenor, Online, Other Campus, 4, 2013.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Landscape.Ecology&Empire (7462HUM)
    Convenor, Online, Other Campus, 2, 2012.
  • Europe in the World c.1500-20 (7463HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Other Campus, 4, 2012.
  • Europe in the World c.1500-20 (7463HUM)
    Convenor, Online, Other Campus, 4, 2012.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Landscape.Ecology&Empire (7462HUM)
    Convenor, Online, Other Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Europe in the World c.1500-20 (7463HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Other Campus, 6, 2011.
  • Europe in the World c.1500-20 (7463HUM)
    Convenor, Online, Other Campus, 6, 2011.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Adv. Ind. Research Study 1 (7561LHS)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Adv.Ind. Research Study 2 (7562LHS)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • World History (1117HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • World History (1117LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • A History of Nature (2059HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • A History of Nature (2059LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, University of York 2009
  • BA Bachelor Of Arts With Honours, University of New South Wales - 2000
  • BEd Bachelor of Education (Secondary), University of New South Wales - 2000

Awards and Honours

  • Australian University Award for Teaching Excellence - Early Career Category, Office for Learning and Teaching - 2015
  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Office for Learning and Teaching - 2014
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching - Early Career Category, Griffith University - 2014
  • Award for Research Excellence - Team Category, Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University 2013
  • Learning and Teaching Citation, Arts, Education and Law Group, Griffith University 2013
  • Award for Research Excellence: Highly Commended - Early Career Category, Arts, Education and Law Group - 2012