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Connect with the Contemporary Histories Research Group – Now on Social Media

The Contemporary Histories Research Group is now live on social media platforms Twitter and Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @Contemp_History and like our new page on Facebook for updates, news...

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Associate Professor Maria Takolander’s New Article on The Conversation

Associate Professor Maria Takolander’s new article ‘Explainer: Magical Realism’ was published on The Conversation 3 December 2015. Maria’s profile and publications

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Dr Filip Slaveski on Sky News – ‘World Awaits Russia’s Reaction’

Dr Filip Slaveski took part in an interview with Sky News correspondent Jim Middleton on 28 November 2015 to discuss the shooting down of a Russian jet over the Syria-...

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Dr Samuel Koehne – New Think Piece: Hitler and the Language of Extermination

Adjunct member Dr Samuel Koehne has provided a new a’Think Piece’ for the Contemporary Histories Research Group and beyond: Hitler and the Language of Extermination: A Comment on Netanyahu’s...

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Dr Cassandra Atherton – New Book of Poetry ‘Exhumed’ to be Released

Dr Cassandra Atherton is a member of the Contemporary Histories Research Group and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Her new book of poetry ‘Exhumed’ is soon...

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Upcoming Event – Gallipoli in Retrospect

Sponsored by the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University, and the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants scheme. Tuesday 15 December 3:30-6:00pm The Gallipoli campaign ended in Allied...

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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 Academia.edu for the Second Time in 2015

Dr. Samuel Koehne is back in the top five per cent of academics on Academia.edu, 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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