History

World first research into an Australian sandy cay island: interview with Professor Ian McNiven

If the Tudulgal could thrive on a small sandy island and become a leading control centre in Australia’s Torres Straits, how can these insights help build more resilient and sustainable communities around the world? Monash Indigenous Studies Centre Professor Ian McNiven shares news on a new break-through ARC Discovery project underway in collaboration with the Tudulgal and local communities in the north of Australia.

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From DFAT to KPMG: Catherine shines a light on gender diversity and national security

Since graduating from Monash with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in International Relations, Catherine Kimonides has had an amazing career that has taken her around the world: from her internship with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra, to several positions with the Department of Defence in locations including Korea,…

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Monash academics win two NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monash University scooped up two awards at the NSW Premier’s History Awards night on Friday 1 September. Two academics from our School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics were winners in different categories for their internationally significant work in history. Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt and team won the General history prize for the book Japanese war…

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BA Alum (2016) Maeve Martyn, now General Manager of Humanities 21

General Manager of Humanities 21 Maeve Martyn studied a Bachelor of Arts (Italian Studies & History double major) at Monash, and recently shared how this launched her career at Monash’s regular seminar for students ‘Arts in the Real World’. Incidentally, this was where Maeve herself first heard about Humanities 21 and gained her career inspiration…

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Professor Bain Attwood gives Returning Harvard Lecture

Monash academic and leading scholar in the field of cross-cultural history Professor Bain Attwood presented the 2016 Returning Harvard Chair of Australian Studies Lecture. Why did the British government deny Indigenous sovereignty and rights of land in its Australian colonies in the 18th century only to recognise them in New Zealand in 19th century? The question in…

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Australia’s Asian Garrisons

This project examines Australia’s overseas military communities, which saw over 100,000 Australian service personnel and their families reside in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong between 1945 and 1988. By undertaking the first detailed analysis of these communities as major sites of cultural contact, the project seeks to integrate the experiences of service personnel, their…

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