Category: History

  1. Tonia Sellers

    Tonia Sellers (MA in History, 2023) ‘“Romantic, Idealistic, Fiercely Partisan”: Emotion and the Communist Party of Australia, 1920–1945′ This thesis questions and explores the role of emotion in the Communist Party of Australia (CPA), 1920–1945. During this time, the CPA grew from a small fringe group to the dominant force in Australia’s Far-Left, and members’ […]

  2. Jonathan Tehusijarana

    Jonathan Tehusijarana (PhD in History, 2023), ‘Between the Pen and the Sword: Student-Soldiers and the Image of Ideal Youth in Indonesia’ Jonathan‘s thesis examines the tentara pelajar (Student Armies) of Indonesia that fought in the country’s war of independence (1945-1949), and whose veterans influenced a newly independent Indonesia afterwards. Using archival documents, news publications, memoirs, […]

  3. Neville Yeomans

    Neville Yeomans (PhD in History, 2023) ‘A History of Australia’s Immigrant Doctors, 1838–2021: Colonial Beginnings, Contemporary Challenges’ Since colonisation in 1788, Australia has been populated by immigrants. Among them, for all this period, there have been practitioners of Western medicine who qualified overseas. This thesis is about them, now termed International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Starting […]

  4. Behzad Zerehdaran

    Behzad Zerehdaran (PhD in History, 2023), Genesis and Development of the Concept of Rights in Iran before the Constitutional Revolution (1815–1906) In this dissertation, I have studied the history of subjective rights in Iran during the Qajar era. I have shown that the concept of subjective right (right as to have a right) emerged during […]

  5. A Global History of Feminism? Perspectives from across the Pacific World

    A video-recording of a roundtable held in October 2022.

  6. Imperial Russia in Australia & the Pacific

    A video-recording of the 2022 Greg Dening Memorial Lecture, delivered by Dr Hilary Howes.

  7. Gough Whitlam’s Legacy: Lessons for Labor Today

    On 2 December 1972, after 23 years in opposition, Gough Whitlam led the Labor party back to government. What followed was three tumultuous years of crisis and transformation, after which Australia would never be the same again. In our own era, when many have lost faith in the ability of the parliamentary system to deliver […]

  8. Introducing Dr Matthew Champion

    Dr Matthew Champion, appointed to a Senior Lectureship in History in 2022, is a historian of medieval and early modern Europe, with a particular focus on the experience of time and temporality during periods of intense change. In this interview for the SHAPS Forum podcast, Dr Henry Reese talks with Matthew about his research, including […]

  9. Review of Frank Bongiorno’s Political History of Australia

    Frank Bongiorno’s Political History of Australia is a grand synthesis, but takes a narrow view of its subject. Read Marilyn Lake’s (Professorial Fellow, History) review, republished from The Conversation of Bongiorno’s latest book. Dreamers and Schemers: A Political History of Australia [La Trobe University Press] by Frank Bongiorno is a comprehensive account of the history […]

  10. Solidarity: Russia’s War on Ukraine, Part IV

    A video-recording of the fourth instalment in this series, featuring HE Vasyl Myroshnychenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia and New Zealand; HE Nina Obermaier, Ambassador of the European Union to New Zealand; Dr Olesya Khromeychuk (Ukrainian Institute London); Prof. Michèle Knodt (TU Darmstadt), and Prof. Zdisław Mach (Jagiellonian University, Kraków), speaking on the theme of 'Solidarity' (16 September 2022).

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