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1914: A Monument to Drought

1914: A Monument to Drought

In 'This Month in History' Dr Rebecca Jones reflects on a forgotten drought, overshadowed by by the catastrophe of Wold War One.

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ACT Book of the Year Announced

ACT Book of the Year Announced

"The Sex Lives of Australians: A History" by Frank Bongiorno has been announced as winner of the 2013 ACT Book of the Year Award. Dr Bongiorno's book was "unanimously chosen by the judging panel as the Award winner of out of a strong field".

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Deepening Histories of Place ebook now available

Deepening Histories of Place ebook now available

On behalf of the Deepening Histories of Place ARC Linkage Grant, Chief Investigator, Professor Ann McGrath, has announced that the first Downloadable History is no freely available on iTunes as an eBook.

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Raphael Samuel: Portrait of a People’s Historian

Raphael Samuel: Portrait of a People’s Historian

Sophie Scott-Brown will present the School of History seminar on 2 April 2014.

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Studying Undergraduate History

Studying Undergraduate History

History encompasses all aspects of human experience. Discover the wide range of courses available for 2014. Themes covered include war, revolution, empire, slavery, religion, immigration, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality .

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Shortlist honour for Martin Thomas

Shortlist honour for Martin Thomas

'The Many Worlds of R H Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist', by Martin Thomas has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

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Welcome to the School of History

Our school enjoys a very high national and international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. The School of History’s staff and research students produce world-class research in Australian, British, European, and North American history, and our three centres – of Biography, Environmental History, and Indigenous History – are active and globally recognised research hubs in their fields. The School also teaches a wide variety of undergraduate courses, supervises graduate students in our research fields, and maintains a vibrant culture of research seminars, Visiting Fellows, and departmental visitors from Australia and abroad. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website, and I hope that you will explore it to see the breadth and quality of our work.

Dr Douglas Craig, Head of School

News

Downloadable HIstory now available as an ebook

On behalf of the Chief Investigators, staff and participants in the Deepening Histories of Place ARC Linkage Project hosted by the Australian...

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Shortlist honour for Frank Bongiorno

The Sex Lives of Australians: A History by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno is one of four  books shortlisted for the 2013 ACT Book of the...

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Debate to focus on women's history

Professor Angela Woollacott, Manning Clark Professor of History from the School of History  is to team with  Dr Ann Summers, National...

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Shortlist honour for Martin Thomas

The Many Worlds of R H Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist by Martin Thomas has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for...

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Seminars

31
Dec
2014

School of History Weekly Seminars

Wednesday, 31st December 2014 - 9:15am

The Programme for the School of History regular seminar series is available here

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Events

06
May
2014

Allan Martin 2014 Public Lecture

Tuesday, 6th May 2014 - 6:00pm

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26
May
2014

Environmental History PhD Workshop

Monday, 26th May 2014 - 9:00am

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This month in history

1914: A Monument to Drought

In April, cereal farmers in south-eastern Australia look to the sky, look to the soil and prepare to sow.  One hundred years ago, in 1914, after a dry spring and summer, rain fell in April giving farmers the confidence to sow.  Across the...

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