History encourages a critical, analytical and reflective view of the past, which is vital for understanding the present. History investigates a broad array of evidence from memories to material remains, from literary culture to popular culture, as well as newer forms of visual, aural and digital evidence.
Our School offers a broad range of courses, taught from a variety of perspectives by scholars who are experts in their field.
Studying History encourages invaluable skills such as:
- Critical analysis
- Verbal and written communication
Why study History?
The ability to research, contextualise, critique, analyse, explain and communicate are transferable skills that are in considerable demand among employers. These transferable skills make history graduates highly employable individuals who can move with the times and adapt to new modes of work.
For more information contact Head of Discipline Dr James Bennett
The Honours year enables both staff and student to explore a range of special subjects of interest in depth. An Honours degree will:
- Develop and strengthen writing and research skills
- Challenge students intellectually
- Deliver higher-level training that will be useful in many fields of endeavours.
The Honours year is not only the culmination of course-work teaching in the School, but also an introduction to the world of international scholarship and research. It is made up of a course in the theory in the practice of history, two half-semester special studies in history plus the writing of a minor thesis of 15, 000 words.
For more information contact Honours Convenor Dr James Bennett
Research Higher Degrees in History
Click here to view a list of current RHD students and topics under supervision.
Academic Staff in History
To view more information about a staff member, including research interests, please select the "web" option to visit that staff member's profile.
|Bennett, James||Profile||(02) 4348 4057|
|Carey, Hilary||Profile||(02) 4348 4165|
|Charon-Cardona, Euridice||(02) 4921 7930|
Senior Research Associate
|Cushing, Nancy||Profile||(02) 4348 4055|
|Debenham, Jennifer||(02) 4349 4563|
Senior Research Assistant
|Duncan, Troy||(02) 4921 7056|
|Dwyer, Philip||Profile||(02) 4921 5211|
|Featherstone, Lisa||Profile||(02) 4921 5171|
|Haskins, Victoria||Profile||(02) 4921 5221|
|Hempenstall, Peter||Profile||(02) 4921 5362|
|Markwick, Roger||Profile||(02) 4921 5172|
Head of School
|McIntyre, Julie||Profile||(02) 4921 7029|
|Ondaatje, Michael||Profile||(02) 4921 5219|
|Reynolds, Wayne||Profile||(02) 4921 5214|
|Russell, Camilla||Profile||(02) 4921 5220|
|Ryan, Lyndall||Profile||(02) 4349 4459|
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