Welcome to History at Monash

Monash University’s history program is one of the largest in Australia and enjoys an outstanding national and international reputation.  Monash is home to researchers and teachers with diverse expertise in American, Asian, Australian, European, Global, and Medieval & Renaissance History. History at Monash includes academics based in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SoPHIS) within the History program, the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, as well as the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash Indigenous Centre and the National Centre for Australian Studies.

Why study History…


  • Francesco Ricatti, Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies, has recently published his second monograph in English: Italians in Australia: History, Memory, Identity. The book provides a concise and innovative history of Italian migration to Australia over the past 150 years. It focuses on crucial aspects of the migratory experience, including work and socio-economic mobility, disorientation and reorientation,… Read more
  • Professor of History and Head of the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Christina Twomey has published her newest book, The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia (NewSouth Books, 2018). In this emotional book, prize winning historian Professor Christina Twomey examines the life after captivity that faced thousands of Australians in 1945, and the some 15,000… Read more

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