Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences

Our areas of research include gender and women's history; refugees, migration and humanitarian studies; social and political change; British empire and Atlantic world history; Australian colonialism and Indigenous history; political economy; and literary studies.

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Our global team of scholars are experts in the fields of history, politics, sociology, and literature.

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Higher Degree Research

Applications to the PhD and MPhil programs are now open and close 11.59pm AEST 24 April 2022. Scholarships available for domestic and international students. .

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Research Centre for Refugees, Migration and Humanitarian Studies

The Research Centre for Refugees, Migration, and Humanitarian Studies explores the experiences of refugees across the world.

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Research Centre for Social and Political Change

The Research Centre for Social and Political Change explores realignments of power and how to theorise them.

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Gender and Women’s History Research Centre

Gender and Women’s History Research Centre explores the experience of a diverse array of women and men in times past.

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