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Results: 2018

Professor David Lowe Awarded A Visiting Research Fellowship at The University of Cambridge

Congratulations to Professor David Lowe who has been elected as the Smuts Visiting Research Fellow at The University of Cambridge for 2018-2019. Professor Lowe will commence this prestigious fellowship...

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History Seminar Series 14 March – Dr Sally Percival Wood

Our 2018 History Seminar Series commences tomorrow with Dr Sally Percival Wood: ‘Dissent: The Student Press in 1960s Australia’  Dr Sally Percival Wood The student press in the 1960s...

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Lighting the Paths to Change: IEAA Scholarships and Fellowships Forum 2018

Contemporary Histories’ Anna Kent is organising the International Education Association of Australia’s Scholarships and Fellowships Forum in Canberra in April 2018. There is no denying the transformative power of...

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Can self-care ameliorate the academic grind? Sarah Pinto and co-authors investigate ….

In newspapers and blogs, on Twitter, and in academic papers, stories of struggling academics abound. Substance abuse, depression, failed relationships, and chronic illness are the casualties of a neoliberal...

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Roy Hay on Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin

Roy Hay’s latest article in Sporting Traditions is about the athletic/pedestrian career of Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin, only one aspect of the life of this remarkable human being. It also...

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Welcome Professor Stephen Wheatcroft

We are delighted to welcome the latest member of the Contemporary Histories Research Group, Professor Stephen Wheatcroft. Stephen has taught at Birmingham University (Centre for Russian & East European...

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Public Lecture by Professor Klaus Neumann

So what? Histories of public and policy responses to refugees and asylum seekers  Contributors to public debate about Australia’s asylum seeker policies regularly deploy representations of the past to...

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Dr Mathew Turner is Munich Bound!

Massive congratulations to our member, Dr Mathew Turner, who was recently awarded a four-month fellowship to conduct postdoctoral research at the Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte (The Centre for Holocaust Studies at the...

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Abstracts: Seminar Series 2018

Trimester 1, 2018 Wednesdays, 11am-12pm Room Numbers: Burwood C.205; Waurn Ponds ic3.108 (unless otherwise stated: 4, 11, 18 April) Or connect via VMP ARTSED2 (36917) 14 March: Dr Sally Percival Wood...

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Call for Papers: War’s End, or War Without End? Reflections on a Century Since the Great War

War’s End, or War without End? Reflections on a century since the Great War The Contemporary History Research Group, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Geelong, is hosting...

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50th Anniversary of Tet Offensive – Professor Peter Edwards

‘One of the greatest misconceptions of the Vietnam War was that Ho Chi Minh was the uncontested leader of the North Vietnamese forces. However it was Le Duan who...

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The Way into History by Anna Kent

If you’ve spoken to me, or checked my Twitter feed, in the last six months you’ll know that I’ve become relatively obsessed with Hamilton: The Musical. Hamilton is the...

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