Community engagement

The National Centre for Australian Studies (NCAS) addresses the emerging challenges of Australia today:

  • Government and the Arts. The NCAS serves on a host of state and national government committees and plays a leading role in advocating the Arts in Australia.
  • The National History Syllabus. The NCAS worked with the national committee devising a challenging new history syllabus for Western Australian secondary schools. Learn more about the National History Syllabus [MSWord 155kb].
  • Providing expert commentary to the media on issues on national importance.
  • Fielding major forums in urban and regional Australia.

Innovation and interdisciplinarity is at the core of Australian Studies. We are committed to an educational partnership with Indigenous Australians and we celebrate our collaboration with the Centre for Indigenous Studies.


  • ‘World War One: A History in 100 Stories’ was launched at Melbourne Museum on Remembrance Day 2015. Launching the book to a capacity audience, Professor Jay Winter described it as an exemplary social history, exploring new archives, addressing new themes and involving a welcome collaboration between senior and early career researchers. ‘World War One: A Read more
  • Due to the remarkable success of the free online course, ‘World War One: A History in 100 Stories’, a second course will run, commencing Monday 12 October 2015. Change the way you see the First World War as you explore stories of hope, suffering and loss from newly released historical archives. Sign up here.   Read more