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The Australian National University

Scott Dempsey

Position: PhD Student

School or Centre: College of Arts & Social Sciences


Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 3111


Master of International Affairs with First Class Honours, Australian National University (2014)

Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, James Cook University (2013)


Scott William Dempsey is a PhD candidate in the School of History at ANU. His project examines the intellectual foundations of empire/state formation in the early modern Britain.

Research Interests

Intellectual history; history of political thought; history of international thought.


Australian Postgraduate Award (Commonwealth Government) Scholarship, 2016-present

Master of International Affairs Prize (Valedictory Prize), 2014

Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance in International Relations, 2014

Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Medal for Excellence in Law, 2013

Jean Farnfield Prize in Australian History, 2011

Pro-Vice-Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation for Academic Excellence in Law, 2010; 2011; and 2012


HIST2219: Tudor-Stuart England, c.1485-1714: Politics, Society and Culture (2017)

INTR8011: International Relations Theory (2016; 2017)

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