In the most recent round of Future Fellowships awarded by the Australian Research Council Julie Kalman won a fellowship. The Future Fellowships scheme supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia. The aim of this scheme, which provides funding for full-time research for four years, is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.
For her fellowship Julie will work on a project on Sephardic Jews and the Untold Mediterranean. The objective of this research is to bring Sephardic Jewish traders and their networks into mainstream history of the late 18th and early 19th century Mediterranean region. In the Mediterranean, Christianity met Islam, imperial trajectories were tested and adapted, and national identities were formed in competition with others. Sephardic Jewish traders were central to these processes. This project seeks to create transformative narratives of the histories of imperialism, Jewish traders, and the Mediterranean: it links early-modern Sephardic Jewish networks with the place of Jews in colonial systems, and imperialism with the colonial world. In this way, it may deepen our understanding of the imperial stories behind recent globalisation.
History success in Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards.
Members of the History program have distinguished themselves in the Vice-Chancellor’s Education and Research Awards. … Continue reading History success in Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards.
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Australia’s Asian Garrisons
This project examines Australia’s overseas military communities, which saw over 100,000 Australian service personnel and … Continue reading Australia’s Asian Garrisons
Monash Historians recognised by Australian Historical Association
It’s been a great week for Monash Historians, as the Australian Historical Association shortlisted three … Continue reading Monash Historians recognised by Australian Historical Association
Adam Clulow’s book wins prestigious prizes
Adam Clulow’s book The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan has … Continue reading Adam Clulow’s book wins prestigious prizes
Victorian Community History Awards 2015
Several historians associated with the History Program at Monash won awards at this year’s Victorian … Continue reading Victorian Community History Awards 2015
Ruth Morgan’s Running Out?: Water in Western Australia
Ruth Morgan’s new book Running Out?: Water in Western Australia has recently been published by … Continue reading Ruth Morgan’s Running Out?: Water in Western Australia
Making Histories Showcase – Monash student video histories
Watch the remarkable video histories produced by Monash students on our Making Histories course… Making … Continue reading Making Histories Showcase – Monash student video histories
Paula Michaels wins book prize
Paula Michaels’ book Lamaze: An International History (Oxford University Press) has won the 2015 Frances … Continue reading Paula Michaels wins book prize
Success for Monash History students
Two Monash History students have recently been awarded highly prestigious scholarships to study at Cambridge … Continue reading Success for Monash History students