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 Handbook entry for the Historical Studies HDR program

Program contacts

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