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A Century of the Order of the British Empire - This Month in History

A Century of the Order of the British Empire - This Month in History

For many years, Australians were among those appointed to the Order of the British Empire each January and June. As the order celebrates its one hundredth birthday in 2017, Dr Karen Fox explores its history.

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2017 Allan Martin Lecture - Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

2017 Allan Martin Lecture - Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

From Afghanistan to Yemen, civil war is now humanity's most destructive, most widespread, and most characteristic form of collective organized violence. Join us in welcoming Prof. David Armitage for the 2017 Allan Martin Lecture.

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Prof. Tom Griffiths wins the Ernest Scott Prize for History for his book 'The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft'

Prof. Tom Griffiths wins the Ernest Scott Prize for History for his book 'The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft'

Congratulations Tom Griffiths on winning the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize for History. This prize is among the premier awards for books in History published in Australia and New Zealand.

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Call for presenters - Feminist utopias: past, present, and imagined

Call for presenters - Feminist utopias: past, present, and imagined

In this dystopic climate, how can we refocus feminist visions of transforming society across the divides of gender, race, class, ability, and global region?

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The Minoru Hokari Scholarship for fieldwork

The Minoru Hokari Scholarship for fieldwork

The School is now accepting applications for The Minoru Hokari Memorial Scholarship from internal/external PhD students or recent graduates. The scholarship is in honour of the pathbreaking scholar and inspiring colleague, Minoru Hokari(1971-2004)

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Seminar Wk 12: The Crowd in the Thatcher Revolution

Seminar Wk 12: The Crowd in the Thatcher Revolution

The Thatcher Government appears as a political behemoth to contemporary observers looking back on a period of policy and social change still reverberating through western democracies.

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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

50 Years On: Does the ‘67 Referendum Still Matter?

To mark the semicentennial anniversary of the iconic ’67 referendum on Aboriginal rights, Benjamin T. Jones of the School of History sat in...

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PhD Candidate Annemarie McLaren wins prestigious Hakluyt Society essay prize

School of History PhD candidate Annemarie McLaren has been awarded the prestigious Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2017 for her submission “‘...

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Prof. Tom Griffiths wins the Ernest Scott Prize for History for his book 'The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft'

Congratulations Tom Griffiths on winning the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize for History, supported by the History Program in the School of Historical and...

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Honest History book launch at Muse Canberra

On 6 April, ANU History's Prof. Tom Griffiths launched a collection of essay’s published by the redoubtable Honest History coalition at...

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This month in history

A Century of the Order of the British Empire: This Month in History

One hundred years ago this month the youngest of the British orders of knighthood, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, came into being. Established by Letters Patent of 4 June 1917, the new honour became part of the complex system of...

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Aboriginal Enlistment During World War I - This Month in History

A century ago in May 1917, the Australian Army issued a Military Order stating that “half castes may be enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force providing that the examining Medical Officers are satisfied that one of the parents is of...

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