Information for prospective visitors

The History Program regularly hosts short and long-term visitors from other universities. The History Program has a reputation of being a great place to conduct research with an enthusiastic team of academics and students to welcome all visitors to the program. Over the course of a year we tend to have numerous visitors staying for varying lengths of time from a number of days to months and even a full year.

Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows are established academics who visit the Department for relatively longer periods (e.g. one month or more) to pursue their research interests. Visiting Fellow applications are approved by the Department and by a committee of the Research School of Social Sciences.

The formal application for appointment as Visiting Fellow is addressed directly to the HOD and normally consists of a brief statement of research plans to be undertaken during a specified period of affiliation with the Department plus an up-to-date CV.

Departmental Visitors

Departmental Visitors are normally academics whose visits to the Department for research purposes are of relatively short duration.

Applications for appointment as Departmental Visitor are approved internally by the Department and consist of a brief statement of research plans, term of appointment, and current CV.

Visiting Scholars

Graduate students enrolled at other Australian universities or overseas are eligible to apply for affiliation with the Program as Visiting Scholars. As Visiting Scholars, graduate students can avail themselves of the resources of the Department, Research School of Social Sciences, the ANU or the wider Canberra region, usually for periods of between several weeks to a few months. Applications addressed to the Head of Department consist of brief statement of research goals, dates of affiliation, current CV, and letter of support from PhD supervisor.

Facilities for Visitors

The Program provides visitors with shared access to office space (as available), a computer, library privileges, email, the web, fax, and photocopying. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers to continue their research and writing while in residence.

In return for the support they receive, Visitors are expected to participate in seminars, to consult with interested graduate students, and to participate in the general life of the Department during their stay. Also they are expected to report promptly on any publications resulting from the research they conduct while in residence.

For further information please send an email to our Head of School, Professor Frank Bongiorno. Some funding is possible through the Research School of Social Sciences.

Applications should be sent to:

School of History
Research School of Social Sciences
College of Arts and Social Social Sciences
Australian National University

Or emailed to:

Updated:  9 May 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications