Located just minutes away from the heart of Melbourne and with a strong presence in regional and remote Australia, the National Centre for Australian Studies engages the world through teaching, community outreach and research. The Centre was established over twenty years ago as a special initiative of the Australian government and it remains the most dynamic, innovative and fastest growing centre of its kind.
Australian Studies is part of a global conversation and seeks to locate Australia in the region and the world. We celebrate the strength and diversity of Indigenous Australia and we explore the myriad cultures that inform a sense of Australian identity today. Our undergraduate program offers a gateway to Australia, visiting sites of significance right across the country and exploring the ideas and landmarks that have helped shape Australians’ sense of themselves. We also offer a range of very successful postgraduate programs that focuses on Australia as part of the world.
- The Making Public Histories Seminar Series returns in 2013. Kick-starting this year’s programme is Australian Bohemians on the screen and on the page. Dr Tony Moore will discuss the evolution of his long term Australian cultural history project, from ABC TV documentary to PhD to his 2012 book, Dancing with Empty Pockets: Australia’s Bohemians. He will ... Read more
- Calls for Australia to become ‘Asia-literate’ are not new — they are as Australian as Vegemite, only older. Indeed, claims from politicians and authors that we are in new territory with the rise of Asia have been a feature of Australian public life for 150 years. In this original, compelling and often surprising account of ... Read more
- Eminent Cultural Historian Richard White is the JAIS/AITRU Visiting Senior Research Fellow October/November 2012Richard White is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has taught Australian history and the history of travel and tourism there since 1989. He taught in the History Department at Monash University from 1975 to 1979. His publications include Inventing Australia, The Oxford Book of Australian Travel Writing, Cultural History in Australia, On Holidays: ... Read more