The School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies is highly regarded for its outstanding research achievements. In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation administered by the Australian Research Council, the disciplines of History and Philosophy received the highest score of ‘5’ (‘well above world standard’), while Religion and Archaeology were ranked ‘4’ (‘above world standard’). The Monash Centre for Human Bioethics is one of the oldest and most prestigious bioethics centres in the world and in 2014 was designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics. For information on research specialisations, current projects and events, follow the links on this page.
Research Seminars & Lectures
Refer to the list in the right hand sidebar for our regular seminars…
Current Projects include:
- Atrocity in Warfare: a social and cultural history
- Australian Generations Oral History Project
- Australia’s Asian Garrisons
- The Burden of Freedom? A History of Aboriginal Exemption Policies in Australia
- Excavations in Egypt (Archaeology)
- History of Adoption Project (History & Sociology)
- History of Philosophy (Philosophy)
- The Battle Within Ourselves: POWs of Japan in post-war Australia
- The Kings of Algiers
- Tracking Australian social cohesion
- Research in Logic & Metaphysics (Philosophy)
- What’s Your Story? Surveys, Social Science Expertise and the State in the Twentieth Century
- Women and Liberty
- Yiddish Melbourne (Jewish Civilisation)
Our School contributes to the Faculty of Arts’ investment in research excellence and impact through nine research Focus Programs which are receiving funding for talent enhancement and capacity building.
Our history postgraduate research students publish their own journal, Eras.
The Centre for Human Bioethics publishes Monash Bioethics Review.