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 History Hub

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The Asia History Hub is located in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, where teaching and research in Asian histories has been ongoing since 1960. The Hub focusses the activities of the School’s Asia-related academics, fosters international collaboration and engagement, and encourages histories in transnational and comparative perspectives. The School has twelve academics and a similar number of PhD students working in Asia-related historical research, with a particular focus on China, Indonesia and India. More information...

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

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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...

Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)

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Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) is an Australian Research Council Special Research Centre. The centre commenced operations in 2000 and is the world's largest concentration of applied philosophers. Spanning three of Australia's most prestigious universities (The University of Melbourne, Australian National University and Charles Sturt University) our purpose is to connect rigorous philosophical thinking with policy input, community discussion, and professional aims. To contact the Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, The University of Melbourne please email Andrew Alexandra.

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...

Cultural History of Economies Research Hub (CHERHub)

CHERHub provides a meeting point for an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are engaged in, and seeking to orientate and develop, a cultural approach to the study of economies. 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...

Indian Ocean Research and Action Network

The Indian Ocean Research and Action Network connects scholars, artists and community organisations working to increase co-operation and understanding across the unevenly globalising region encompassed by the Indian Ocean. An initiative of early career researchers at The University of Melbourne, the network fosters engagements between innovative projects focusing on societies along the Indian Ocean rim, highlighting connections and rethinking the role of Australia in the region. More information...