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.
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
The Body in the City Focus Program calls for papers in connection with this workshop on early modern urban space and environment to take place at Monash on Monday 8 October 2018. 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
If the Tudulgal could thrive on a small sandy island and become a leading control centre in Australia's Torres Straits, how can these insights help build more resilient and sustainable communities around the world? Monash Indigenous Studies Centre Professor Ian McNiven shares news on a new break-through ARC Discovery project underway in collaboration with the Tudulgal and local communities in the north of Australia. Read more
Events and announcements
- Members of the History program have distinguished themselves in the Vice-Chancellor’s Education and Research Awards. Associate Professor Peter Howard received the award for excellence in ... Read more