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This Month in History

This Month in History

August 2014 marks the beginning of the Centenary of the First World War. In This Month in History Dr Douglas Craig examines the war's significance and the ways in which it is commemorated.

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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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 'A History of Canberra' by Nicholas Brown

'A History of Canberra' by Nicholas Brown

A History of Canberra, by Associate Professor Nicholas Brown from the School of History at the Australian National University (ANU), shows Canberra as not just a city of public servants, but one of multiple communities, innovators, and a remarkably progressive and creative population.

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New Book by Karen Downing 'Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840'

New Book by Karen Downing 'Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840'

In her new book, Karen Downing examines the rarely studied interrelationship between public representations of manliness and self-representations by men in more private writings...

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2015 Alumni Awards

2015 Alumni Awards

The ANU Alumni Awards recognise the extraordinary achievements and significant contributions made by our graduates and students in Australia and internationally in a range of areas.

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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

New Book by Karen Downing 'Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840'

Around the turn of the nineteenth century Robinson Crusoe turns up remarkably often in material dealing with the emerging Australian colonies. The...

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School of History welcomes two new members of staff

We are delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the School of History: Dr Patricia O’Brien and Dr Ben Mercer. Dr Patricia (Patty) O...

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School of History professor new president of AHA

The Australian Historical Association elected ANU Manning Clark Professor of History, Dr Angela Woollacott, as new president at their Annual General...

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ANU PhD scholars to participate in global humanities collaboration

CASS PhD students Emily Soper and Annemarie McLaren have been chosen to participate in a new project aimed at increasing collaboration in the...

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Seminars

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‘A very timid start’?: The Sydney French Club, 1885–1893

Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series Speaker: Les Hetherington, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU In March 1893 visiting author Robert Louis Stevenson said of Sydney’s Cosmopolitan Club, founded in January 1885 as the French Association, and...

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Events

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This month in history

This Month in History

  August 2014 marks the beginning of the Centenary of the First World War. Involving  72 nations and their colonies in military theatres in Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Dardanelles, East and West Africa, the South West...

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