A Rhodes Scholar, Professor Edwards has held a Harkness Fellowship, based at Duke University in the United States, a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library; a Research Fellowship and a Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University; a Visiting Scholarship at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library; a Visiting Professorship at the University of New South Wales, Canberra and a part-time professorship at Flinders University.
Peter Edwards has recently participated in a conference on ‘Charles Bean’s Legacy’, the life and work of C.E.W. Bean, the official war historian of Australia in the 1914-18 war, at the University of NSW, Canberra. Peter gave a paper on the official history of Australia’s involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-75. The papers from the conference are expected to be published in 2017.