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

PhD scholarship opportunities are available to conduct research within Australian Research Council Linkage Project: Mobilising Dutch East India Company collections for new global stories. PhD scholarships are offered in History, Literature, and Environmental Humanities for study commencing in Research Term A, 2023. Applications close 11:59pm (AEDT) Sunday 27 November 2022.

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Applications to the PhD and MPhil programs from prospective domestic and international candidates are accepted year round. Scholarships are available. For further information, please click on the link below.

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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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