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Results: News / 2015

Dr Bart Ziino Reflects on Melbourne Museum’s War & Emotions Symposium

CHRG member Dr Bart Ziino recently co-convened the symposium ‘War and Emotions’, in association with Museum Victoria’s critically acclaimed World War I: Love & Sorrow exhibition (curated by Deborah...

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Dr Samuel Koehne in the Top 5% of Academics on for the Second Time in 2015

Dr. Samuel Koehne is back in the top five per cent of academics on, the second time in 2015.  His recent paper on ‘The Nazi Christmas’ (Central European History journal)...

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Dr Bart Ziino Speaks at National Museum of Australia on the First World War At Home

Dr Bart Ziino spoke in August at the National Museum of Australia’s ‘Life on the Homefront’ symposium, in connection with the exhibition, ‘The Home Front: Australia during the First...

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Associate Professor Maria Takolander’s ‘The Double’ A Finalist in 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature

Associate Professor Maria Takolander‘s work The Double (and Other Stories) is a finalist in the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature in the Best Writing Award category. The Best Writing Award, worth...

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Dr Filip Slaveski Interviewed on Sky News – Russia’s Involvement in Syria

Dr Filip Slaveski was interviewed on Sky News on 12 and 15 October, joining Stan Grant to discuss Russia’s involvement in Syria, and growing concerns over Russia’s movements. Read more...

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Contemporary Histories – Professor David Lowe

What sorts of concerns are captured in the notion of Contemporary Histories and can this flexibly-used concept be further sharpened in ways that have purposive or explanatory value? Although...

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Dr Donna-Lee Frieze Appointed to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Dr Donna-Lee Frieze has been recently been appointed by the Australian Government to the Academia Working Group of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Donna is a member of the...

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Dr Tiffany Shellam Travels to the Pilbara to Meet With a Wong-a-too Elder

Dr Tiffany Shellam from Deakin University and the Contemporary Histories Research Group recently travelled to the Pilbara to meet with a Wong-a-too Elder, Wilfred Hicks, and to hand back...

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HDR Candidate Nathan Coffey Reflects on the ANU Summer Scholar Programme

Nathan Coffey is a Deakin University HDR Candidate and Member of the Contemporary Histories Research Group. Over the summer of 2014/5, Nathan participated in the Australian National University Summer...

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Dr Tiffany Shellam, Dr Shino Konishi & Dr Maria Nugent’s New Edited Collection Released – Indigenous Intermediaries

Dr Tiffany Shellam (Deakin University), Dr Shino Konishi (ANU) & Dr Maria Nugent (ANU) have edited a recently published new monograph, titled: Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives...

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Associate Professor Helen Gardner & Dr Patrick McConvell’s ‘Southern Anthropology’ Book Released

Associate Professor Helen Gardner (Deakin University) and Dr Patrick McConvell’s (Australian National University) new monograph has recently been published, titled: Southern Anthropology – A History of Fison and Howitt’s...

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Dr Samuel Koehne Presents at USHMM Summer Research Workshop

Deakin University Adjunct and member of the Contemporary Histories Research Group Dr Samuel Koehne recently took part in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Summer Research Workshop: ‘Religion, Fascism, Antisemitism,...

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