History

Nathalie Nguyen: bringing to light suppressed and silenced stories

Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen’s work deals with memory, war and migration. Her research focuses on the Vietnamese diaspora and the experiences of refugees. Here she shares how she came to research history, the joys and challenges of working with oral history, and her desire to bring to light suppressed and silenced stories.

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Professor of History, Christina Twomey publishes new book, The Battle Within

Professor of History and Head of the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Christina Twomey has published her newest book, The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia (NewSouth Books, 2018). In this emotional book, prize winning historian Professor Christina Twomey examines the life after captivity that faced thousands of Australians in 1945, and the some 15,000…

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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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