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This Month in History - February

This Month in History - February

Since May 2015 much of eastern Australia has been gripped by a strong El Niño.These enigmatic phenomena evolve far from Australian shores and yet they shape our environment and profoundly impact our economy and society.

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Message from Mungo

Message from Mungo

Encore screening. Another opportunity to see the award-winning move Message from Mungo

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 Frank Bongiorno releases new book:

Frank Bongiorno releases new book: "The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia"

Frank Bongiorno's new book celebrated its launch at the Drawing Room on Tuesday 27 October. MC for the night was Prof Nicholas Brown. Congratulations to Frank on a successful launch and thank you to all involved!

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Alexandra Roginski, School of History PhD candidate named finalist in CHASS national prizes

Alexandra Roginski, School of History PhD candidate named finalist in CHASS national prizes

Congratulations to Alexandra, who was one of three women shortlisted in the annual 2015 Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) Australia Prize for a Student.

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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 2015. Themes covered include war, revolution, empire, slavery, religion, immigration, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality .

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School of History Graduates

School of History Graduates

Congratulations to those who graduated in December 2105: Nikki Frances, Margaret Hutchinson, Christine Wallace, Jacqui Donegan (missing from photo)

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

Fixing the System: A Guardian Live Event

On 23 February, join Dr Chris Wallace; historian, biographer, journalist and visiting fellow at the National Centre of Biography, School of History,...

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Message from Mungo

On the 27th January, NITV is screening 'Message from Mungo’ (Ronin Films) in the prime time slot of 7.30 pm. This is especially timely in...

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Calibre Prize Podcast

In 2013 Martin Thomas from the School of History won the Calibre Prize for his essay ‘Because It’s Your Country: Bringing Back the Bones...

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Magna Carta 800 – ANU historians Dr Tania Colwell and Prof. Paul Pickering discuss this landmark document on ABC’s Radio National

This month sees the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, a peace treaty negotiated between the wicked King John and his rebellious barons at Runnymede...

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Seminars

School of History Seminar Program 2016

Download the Series 1 Seminar Program (384K PDF)

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School of History Seminar Week 1

Wednesday, 17th February 2016 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

In this seminar environmental historian of the United States, Christof Mauch, introduces his project ‘Travels into America’s Nature and History’, which focuses on ten different places in the United States. Mauch zooms in and...

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Events

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2016

2016 Lectures begin

Monday, 15th February 2016 - 9:00am

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This month in history

El Niños that have shaped us

By Rebecca Jones Three women carting water in South Australia c.1930 (State Library of South Australia) Since May 2015 much of eastern Australia has been gripped by a strong El Niño.  Dams, tanks and reservoirs have dried and the sky is...

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