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Upcoming Event – ‘The Limits of Life Writing’ Symposium

You are warmly invited to attend a symposium called ‘The Limits of Life Writing’, which is to be held at the Waterfront campus of Deakin University on Friday 19...

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Maria Takolander – Best Australian Poems 2015

Associate Professor Maria Takolander‘s contribution in Best Australian Poems 2015 (Black Inc., 2015) was mentioned in Peter Kenneally’s review of the collection on 8 January 2016 (The Age/Sydney Morning Herald)....

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PhD Candidate Rebecca Hutton – ‘Boy Meets Music, Article Meets World’

Rebecca Hutton is a PhD candidate at Deakin University in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Rebecca’s research considers the relationship between references to music and GLBTQI identity...

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PhD Candidate Anna Kent – Rules of Study

Anna Kent is a PhD candidate at Deakin University. Her thesis focuses on Australian scholarships for Indonesia 1960-2015. Anna reflects on her Higher Degree by Research experience: My Rules One...

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Dr Samuel Koehne on Deakin Speaking Blog – “Radicalisation & The ‘Consolation of Racism”

Dr Samuel Koehne recently published a piece on weblog Deakin Speaking titled “Radicalisation and The ‘Consolation of Racism’: The Return of Mein Kampf?”. Samuel is an Adjunct Member of...

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2015 Round-Up

2015 was an exciting year for the Contemporary Histories Research Group with the continued development of our website and the launch of our own social media accounts on Twitter...

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Postgraduate Workshop with Dr Tim Dunlop

The Contemporary Histories Research Group ran a workshop hosted by Tim Dunlop for postgraduate students interested in understanding the importance of developing a web presence and publishing in the...

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Dr Kirstie Close-Barry’s Book ‘A Mission Divided’ Published

Dr Kirstie Close-Barry‘s monograph A Mission Divided: Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission was published this month by ANU Press and is available now: “This book provides...

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Heather Brown – First Year of PhD Candidature

Heather Brown is a current postgraduate student in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. Heather will be a regular contributor to the Contemporary Histories Research...

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Reflections from Harvard University – Dr Cassandra Atherton

My two favourite libraries at Harvard – the places where I spend a lot of my time –are the Widener and Houghton libraries. Widener was built after Harry Widener...

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Dr Tiffany Shellam’s New Book Published – Rosendo Salvado and the Australian Aboriginal World

In April 2014 Dr Tiffany Shellam was invite to present at a symposia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, celebrating the birth of Rosendo Salvado, the founder of the New...

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Dr Samuel Koehne Participates in Recent ‘Emotions and Memory’ Workshop

Dr Samuel Koehne recently participated in the workshop ‘Emotions and Memory: Humiliation and Dignity in Asian, Australian and European Memories of Violence’ at the University of Melbourne, speaking on ‘Hitler and...

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