Historical Studies

The Historical Studies program has an outstanding reputation, both nationally and internationally.  Our program provides candidates with the opportunity to benefit from academic expertise across a broad range of historical subjects.  Candidates can specialise in:

  • Australian history,
  • indigenous history,
  • public history,
  • religious history,
  • medieval and early modern history,
  • modern European history,
  • ancient history,
  • archaeology (Egyptology),
  • Jewish history,
  • US history
  • and Asian history.

Program content

The following degrees are offered in the Historical Studies program:

  • 2695 Master of Arts
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy

Link to the 2014 Handbook entry for the Historical Studies HDR program

Program contacts

Program Director: Prof Seamus O’Hanlon

Program Coordinator: Dr Carolyn James

Program Administrator: Ms Gloria Molina

Research areas and supervisors

Archaeology and Ancient History

Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laotides

A/Prof Dirk Baltzly*

Dr Gillian Bowen

Dr Angelo Di Castro

A/Prof Colin Hope

Australian Indigenous History

Prof Bain Attwood

A/Prof John Bradley

Dr Liam Brady

Dr Jane Carey

A/Prof Maryrose Casey*

Dr Julie Fenwick*

Dr Karen Hughes

Dr Jane Lydon

Prof Lynette Russell

Dr Rachel Standfield

Australian History

Dr Fay Anderson

Prof Bain Attwood

Dr Jane Carey

Dr Bree Carlton*

Prof Graeme Davison

Dr David Dunstan

Prof Erik Eklund

Dr Kat Ellinghaus

Prof Rae Frances

Dr Thomas Heenan

Prof Jennifer Hocking

Stephen Legg *

Dr Tony Moore

Dr Kate Murphy

A/Prof Seamus O’Hanlon

Dr Vicky Peel

Prof Emerita Marian Quartly

Dr Keir Reeves

Prof Bruce Scates

Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska

Prof Alistair Thomson

A/Prof Christina Twomey

Public History

Dr David Dunstan

A/Prof Seamus O’Hanlon

Prof Bruce Scates

Prof Alistair Thomson

European History

Dr Karen Auerbach

Dr Bree Carlton*

Prof David Garrioch

Dr Michael Hau

A/Prof Peter Howard

Dr Carolyn James

Dr Julie Kalman*

Dr Paula Michaels

Dr Tim Verhoeven 

Prof Pascaline Winand*

United States History

Dr Kat Ellinghaus

Dr Clare Corbould

Dr Tim Verhoeven 

Modern Jewish History

Dr Karen Auerbach

Dr Daniella Doron *

Prof Leah Garrett

Dr Julie Kalman

Prof Andrew Markus

Religious History and Studies (see also Modern Jewish History)

Dr Jayant Bapat

Prof Gary Bouma*

Dr Megan Cassidy-Welch

Prof David Garrioch

A/Prof Peter Howard

Dr Julie Kalman*

Prof Constant Mews

Dr Clare Monagle

Dr Tamara Prosic

Dr David Templeman

Dr Salih Yucel

Medieval  and Renaissance History

Dr Megan Cassidy-Welch

A/Prof Peter Howard

Dr Carolyn James

Prof Constant Mews

Dr Clare Monagle

Dr Kathleen Neal

Dr Tomas Zahora*

Dr Janice Pinder* 

Asian History

Dr Jayant Bapat*

Prof Gregory Barton*

A/Prof Susan Blackburn*

Emeritus Prof David Chandler

Dr Adam Clulow

A/Prof Ian Copland

Dr Jane Drakard

Prof Bruce Jacobs*

Dr Ernest Koh

Dr Ian Mabbett

Dr Susanne Protschky 

Dr David Templeman*

Dr Beatrice Trefalt

Dr Agnieszka Sobocinska

*Available for associate supervision

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