ANU Department of Political Science

Identity area

Type of entity

University unit

Authorized form of name

ANU Department of Political Science

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Department of Political Science and of International Relations (1958 - 1959)

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1951 - 1989

History

The Department of Political Science (DPS) was established within the Research School of Social Sciences in 1949. However, the first appointment to the Department occurred in 1951, when Mr L.C. Webb (later Professor) took up the position of Reader and Head of the Department. For two years, 1958-1959, the DPS combined with the Department of International Relations (DIR) as a temporary arrangement and was known as the Department of Political Science & of International Relations. In 1960, the DPS returned to its original name after the members whose work was in the DIR were transferred to The Research School of Pacific Studies. In 1988, a review of activities of the Research School were carried out and as a result all former departments, centres and units within the RSSS were de-established in 1989. From 1990, the RSSS was organised into four divisions and the DPS subsequently became a part of the Division of Politics and Economics.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

Head of Department
• Professor L C Webb: 1951 - 1962 (Reader: 1951 - 1955)
• Professor Robert Stewart Parker: 1963 - 1978
• Professor Donald Alexander Aitkin: 1980 - 1988

Professors
• Arthur Lee Burns: 1966 - 1976

Readers
• R S Parker: 1953 - 1962 (Public Administration)
• A L Burns: 1960 - 1965

Professorial Fellows
• Professor T H Rigby: 1963 -1989
• Professor Colin Anfield Hughes: 1975 - 1983

Senior Fellows
• A L Burns: 1959
• Donald William Rawson: 1965 - 1989 (Acting Head of Department: 1989)
• Peter Loveday: 1967 - 1986
• Robert Farnham Miller: 1976 - 1989

Senior Research Fellows
• D W Rawson: 1964
• D A Aitkin: 1968 - 1972
• John Addison Ballard: 1972 - 1979

Fellows
• A L Burns: 1957 - 1958
• D W Rawson: 1960 - 1961
• C A Hughes: 1961 - 1965
• Robert Farnham Miller: 1973 - 1975

Research Fellows
• Dr W K Rolph: Sep 1953 - Dec 1953
• D W Rawson: 1957
• A L Burns: 1955 - 1956
• Dr G E Caiden: 1961 - 1966
• D A Aitkin: 1965 - 1967
• Nina Heathcote: 1967 - 1974

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

ANU Research School of Social Sciences (1949 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1951 - 1989

Description of relationship

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Related entity

Ballard, John Addison (1930 - 2014)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1972 - 1979

Description of relationship

Senior Research Fellow

Related entity

Rigby, Thomas Henry (1925 - 2011)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1963 - 1989

Description of relationship

Professorial Fellow

Related entity

Caiden, Gerald Elliot (1936 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1961 - 1966

Description of relationship

Research Fellow

Related entity

Rawson, Donald William (1930 - 1997)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1957 - 1989

Description of relationship

Senior Fellow; Senior Research Fellow; Fellow; Research Fellow

Related entity

Rolph, William Kirby (1917 - 1953)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

6 Sep 1953 - 23 Dec 1953

Description of relationship

Research Fellow

Related entity

Parker, Robert Stewart (1915 - 2002)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1953 - 1978

Description of relationship

Professor, Head of Department; Reader (Public Administration)

Related entity

Webb, Leicester Chisholm (1905 - 1962)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1951 - 1962

Description of relationship

Professor and Head of Department; Reader

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by Naomi Newton July 2014

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Annual Report, RSSS, 1990 (AU ANUA 53)
ANU Calendars and Staff lists

Maintenance notes