Klaus Neumann

Klaus Neumann has written about Australian, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and German cultures and pasts, memories, and histories. His books include, among others, Not the Way It Really Was about history-making in Papua New Guinea (1992), Shifting Memories (2000) about the memorialisation of the Nazi past in Germany, and Across the Seas (2015, winner of the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize) about the history of Australia’s response to refugees. Until 2018, he was employed as professor of history at Deakin University; currently he is working for the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture on a project about the history of local public and policy responses to refugees in Germany. Lately Klaus also has been writing about issues of historical justice, the right to asylum, and solidarity. He is a regular contributor to Inside Story and a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.