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…


  • The Graduate Research Program in Historical Studies has announced their annual awards, one for the best PhD dissertation and one for the best Masters dissertation, as submitted in the calendar year. Judged by an independent panel of judges, the awards were announced late last month and will be presented at the Historical Studies Graduate Research Conference on Wednesday, 24th October 2018. Read more
  • Earlier this month, Associate Professor Crystal Feimster, a renowned scholar from Yale University and a visiting professor for the Global Connections and Violence Focus program at Monash, gave a remarkable public lecture, ‘What if I Am a Woman?': African American Women's Campaigns for Sexual Justice and Citizenship, before a large and receptive crowd at the… Read more
  • Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen’s work deals with memory, war and migration. Her research focuses on the Vietnamese diaspora and the experiences of refugees. Here she shares how she came to research history, the joys and challenges of working with oral history, and her desire to bring to light suppressed and silenced stories. Read more

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