Research groups

Research groups describes existing and developing research centres, institutes and units housed within or closely associated with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

Research groups describes existing and developing research centres, institutes and units housed within or closely associated with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800)

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The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) was established in 2011 and is funded through to 2017. Its research aims are to produce a new interdisciplinary and comprehensive understanding of the long history of individual and communal emotions in Europe (1100-1800). CHE operates across five Australian university nodes with the lead node at University of Western Australia. There are other nodes at four Australian universities. The second largest node is at The University of Melbourne, where SHAPS hosts the Melbourne hub together with the School of Culture and Communication. Postdoctoral Fellows, Associate Investigators and Postgraduate students of the Centre are also located in SHAPS. Visit the Melbourne node of the CHE website.

Asia-Pacific Twentieth Century Conservation Art Research Network (APTCCARN)

Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Conservation Art Research Network

APTCCARN comprises of a group of researchers whose work focuses on art produced during the twentieth century in the Asia-Pacific region. This research is informed by art historical research, art curatorial practice and conservation and scientific inquiry. APTCCARN provides a forum for the identification and discussion of research focusing on the conservation and scientific analysis of 20th century cultural materials in the Asia-Pacific region. More information...

Classical Association of Victoria

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The Classical Association operates for the propagation and well-being of Classics and Ancient World Studies in the state of Victoria in Australia. The associations activities include a rich program of lectures given by distinguished academics from Australia and overseas. The association also supports academic conferences at the University of Melbourne and Monash University on ancient world topics. More information...

Emporium: Cultures of Luxury and Consumption

Emporium is a research hub based at the University of Melbourne, dedicated to the long and rich histories of consumption, production, and consumer practices across time and space. It is premised on the understanding that all economic activity is culturally embedded. The hub is focused around four core research areas: Luxury, Advertising, Food, and Textiles. All are inter-related, but each also has its own specific focus. Together these research areas aim to illuminate aspects of the complex histories of consumption through a range of core activities including seminars, reading groups, workshops and conferences. A key aim is the provision of a range of online resources for students and researchers in these fields. More information...

Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC)

The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation is the only one of its kind in Australia, combining both theory and practice of cultural material conservation. The Centre has responsibility for the conservation of the University of Melbourne's collections of cultural material and provides commercial conservation programs, treatments and advice for individuals and organisations. More information...

History and Memory Research Hub

The History and Memory Research Hub brings together researchers and graduate students from The University of Melbourne, as well as local and international scholars, who are working on memory studies. Memory studies is an interdisciplinary field of study and constitutes a major area of contemporary scholarly engagement. More information...

History of the University Unit

The History of the University Unit (HUU) conducts and supports research and publication about the history of higher education and of The University of Melbourne. HUU is overseen by an Advisory Group, and convenes a Reference Group that provides a regular forum of those interested in the University's history. It convenes events in association with SHAPS, and the chair of its Advisory Group, Professor Kate Darian-Smith is affiliated with the History discipline. More information...