Welcome to the SOPHIS

  • Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics
  • Bioethics
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Institute for Public History
  • International Studies
  • Jewish Civilisation
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics
    Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics aims to furnish students with the investigative, analytic and interpretational methods and techniques appropriate to their area of study... Read more
  • Bioethics
    The Centre for Human Bioethics was established by Professor Peter Singer in 1980 as Australia’s first research center devoted to bioethics, and it has developed into one of the world’s leading Centres of its kind... Read more
  • History
    History is not simply about dates and facts. Rather it is about new ways to interpret and make sense of the past... Read more
  • Human Rights
    In the era of globalisation, one of the most important concepts in international affairs is the idea of a human right... Read more
  • Institute for Public History
    The Institute for Public History aims to raise community awareness of the importance of history and heritage by promoting events and publications (both online/print) that foster public knowledge of history... Read more
  • International Studies
    The International Studies Program gives students the opportunity to explore the past, present and future contours of the globalised world in which we live in today... Read more
  • Jewish Civilisation
    The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation teaches and researches Jewish studies, the Holocaust and genocide, Israel and the Middle East... Read more
  • Philosophy
    Mathematicians, economists, students of medicine, students of politics, students of physics, theologians, linguists, critics of literature and the arts – all these and more will encounter philosophical problems... Read more
  • Religious Studies
    The Centre for Religious Studies was established by the Faculty of Arts... Read more
 
 

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  • SOPHIS has made new appointments in the following areas: The Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology has appointed Dr Scott Dunbar to a three year Lectureship beginning in July 2013. Dunbar is currently an Assistant Professor of Global Issues at the UPEI, Canada. He possesses a completed interdisciplinary doctorate in religion and social issues (“Classical ... Read more
  • The 2013 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Resarch by an Early Career Researcher was announced last week – congratulations to Dr Catherine Mills of the philosophy program for winning the award, and congratulations also to Dr Adam Clulow of the history program who has been highly commended. Dr Mills graduated with a PhD in the discipline ... Read more
  • Monash History and Philosophy were ranked highly in the 2011/12 QS World University Subject Rankings Monash History ranked 4th in Australia, 21st in the world Monash Philosophy ranked 2nd in Australia, 26th in the world. Published annually since 2004, QS World University Rankings provide an important indicator of academic excellence. For more about the ratings see: QS World University Rankings by ... Read more
  • The University of Warwick (UK) and Monash University (Australia) have signed a new agreement to create an alliance between the two universities that will clearly establish both as “globally networked universities”. SOPHIS is currently working with Warwick on three important projects A team led by Adam Clulow and David Garrioch is working with staff at Warwick’s Global ... Read more
  • Studying Religion and Theology at Monash The Centre for Religious Studies is devoted to the critical study of a wide range of religious traditions, as interpreted both in the past and in the contemporary world. It is also concerned with thinking about the ways in which specific religious traditions (such as Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity) engage ... Read more