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Provocation Two: The State of Historical Writing About Australia in World Affairs

The Contemporary Histories Research Group is pleased to announce that our second Provocation is now available. For our June instalment, Professor David Lowe and Associate Professor Christopher Waters discussed ‘The State of...

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Nathan Coffey Reflects on the Colloquium Experience

Nathan Coffey’s PhD dissertation is titled Political Tension and Decolonisation: A Study of Tensions between Australia and the United Nations During the Decolonisation of Papua New Guinea. Read his –...

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Current Research Projects

The Contemporary Histories Research Group members work on a diverse range of research projects ranging from The Decolonisation of Melanesia, to Miyazaki Hayao as Reluctant Public Intellectual.  We are...

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Working Paper Series

The Working Papers series is designed to ‘air’ work that is currently underway and undergoing further thinking and refining. We invite feedback on these pieces, and current papers include...

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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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Abbott’s Leadership Problems and Australian History

This paper was first presented to the Contemporary Histories seminar series in March 2015. The recent analysis by the media of the leadership crisis within the Abbott government, and...

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The History of Australia’s Representation in the United States

The History of Australia’s Representation in the United States In October 2014 the CHRG hosted, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and King’s College...

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