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Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey

Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey

The School of History at the Australian National University is running the Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey (AAES). Are elections important? Do they make a difference? We’d love to get your thoughts!

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2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards

2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Professor Ann McGrath has been awarded the 2016 General History Prize and Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History awards.

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CASS Postgraduate Information Evening

CASS Postgraduate Information Evening

Information evening on 28 November. Meet with representatives from the College of Arts and Social Sciences to learn more about our highly sought-after, targeted study options.

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Professor Ann McGrath receives the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction in Research and Writing Australian History

Professor Ann McGrath receives the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction in Research and Writing Australian History

Professor Ann McGrath has been presented with the Royal Historical Society of Queensland’s John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction in Research and Writing Australian History.

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School of History 2017 ARC Grant Recipients

School of History 2017 ARC Grant Recipients

ANU School of History Academics Christine Wallace, Malcolm Allbrook and Tom Griffiths have received 2017 Australian Research Council Grants.

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History Council of NSW Award Winners Announced

History Council of NSW Award Winners Announced

2016 Max Kelly Medal awarded to Daniel McKay for his essay ‘Loyal Children: The Australian Factor in the Birth of the Imperial Federation Movement'

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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.

Professor Nicholas Brown, Head of School

 

News

Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey

Do elections really matter? Does it make much difference who the Prime Minister is? Should we be forced to vote? Should people who don’t know...

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ANU History Academics Amongst 2017 ARC Grant Recipients

Thirteen projects proposed by academics from the College of Arts and Social Sciences have received funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC...

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Professor Melanie Nolan and Dr Carolyn Strange announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Social Science

The School of History would like to congratulate Professor Melanie Nolan, Director, National Centre of Biography, School of History and Dr Carolyn...

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Dr Mark Dawson Awarded the Inaugural RSSS & HRC Monograph Fellowship

The School of History would like to congratulate Dr Mark Dawson for his success as the inaugural RSSS & HRC Monograph Fellow. The purpose of the...

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Events

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This month in history

24 November 1859 – First Publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species

2009 was unofficially declared the year of Charles Darwin. It marked both the bicentenary of his birth and the sesquicentenary of the publication of his most significant treatise, On the Origin of Species. It is difficult to overstate the...

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Earle Page and Robert Menzies – How to be Remembered for the Wrong Reason

On 13 September 1939, Earle Page resigned as leader of the federal parliamentary Country Party, ending an 18 year reign. This was the belated outcome of his attack of 20 April that year on the personal worthiness of Robert Menzies to serve as Prime...

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