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 and the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, as well as the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash Indigenous Centre and the National Centre for Australian Studies.

Why study History…

Read what our students say about our units and our teaching…


  • This year members of staff responsible for teaching History and International Studies have once again received some of the highest student evaluations in the Faculty Read more
  • Adam Clulow’s book The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan has been awarded the American Historical Association’s 2015 Jerry Bentley Prize Read more
  • Several historians associated with the History Program at Monash won awards at this year’s Victorian Community History Awards. One of the Program’s research adjuncts, Dr Meredith Read more

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