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Daniel McKay

Daniel McKay

PhD in History Candidate

Smuts Cambridge International Scholar




I am an historian interested in global and imperial history with a focus on the political, constitutional and social relationships between Britain and the settler colonies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Having recently graduated with an MPhil in World History at the University of Cambridge, I am continuing on to undertake a PhD under the supervision of Professor Saul Dubow working on the idea imperial unity and the Colonial and Imperial Conferences(1887-1937). I completed my undergraduate studies at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and the Mick Williams Prize for History. In 2016, I received the Max Kelly Medal awarded annually to a beginning historian for a work of excellence in any aspect of Australian history by the History Council of New South Wales and have previously won the Francis Forbes Society prize for Australian Legal History, been highly commended in the NSW Professional Historians' Association Public History Prize and won the History Category of the international Undergraduate Awards. I have held Summer Research Scholarships at the School of History at ANU and at the University of Queensland and am an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society. I have been fortunate in my postgraduate studies to have been supported by a C.A.S. Hawker Memorial Scholarship and a Smuts Cambridge International Scholarship.


  • International History
  • Imperial History
  • Modern British History