Research in the Faculty of Arts contributes to a greater understanding of the society in which we live. Our research is diverse, spanning over almost forty disciplines which range from history and philosophy to creative writing, linguistics, language studies, media studies, criminology, and social policy.
ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
Investigates language as a diverse, dynamic and evolving organism that interacts with our perceptual processes in ingenious ways.
ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
Uses historical knowledge from Europe to understand the long history of emotional behaviours.
Fosters world-leading research on the settler state, its culture, institutions, sovereignty and identities.
Centre for Advancing Journalism
Fosters and encourages journalism that is useful to people in being informed and engaged citizens.
Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics
Committed to building cross-disciplinary research on artificial intelligence and digital ethics.
Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
Plays a vital role in shaping an Australian perspective on understandings of contemporary China, and is a significant source of research-based information on China, Chinese societies and Chinese economies in the 21st century.
Centre of Visual Art
Facilitates innovative, cross-disciplinary research that focuses on the significant cultural issues of today.
Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
Develops Australia’s capacity to conserve our continuing cultural record.
Language Testing Research Centre
Established in 1990, the LTRC is an international leader in research and development in language assessment and language program evaluation.
Melbourne Centre for Cities
Designed to foster responsible and cosmopolitan city leadership, and the information it needs, in an interconnected and increasingly urbanised planet.
Enlightenment, Romanticism & Contemporary Culture
Re-envisions the transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism and its legacies in the present.
The Future of Work Lab
Provides innovative understandings of the intersections of inequality, technology and policy to create more equitable work futures.
Initiative for Peacebuilding
Brings together research, teaching, and policy development from a wide range of disciplines to support effective engagement in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the Indo-Pacific region.
Policy Innovation Initiative
A ‘one-stop shop’ for policy research and expertise in the Faculty of Arts.
Research Hub for Language in Forensic Evidence
Established to ensure that forensic evidence involving language and speech is managed in the best interests of justice.
Research Unit for Indigenous Language
Works with Indigenous communities across Australia and the region to expand and strengthen Indigenous language research, and to support efforts by communities to maintain their linguistic and cultural heritage.
Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication
Undertakes research and engagement activities on multilingualism and cross-cultural communication.
Australian Women's Register
Established in 1999 to build knowledge and recognition of the social, cultural, historical and economic contribution made by Australian women to public and private life.
Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation Policies
Researches the impact and effects of the externalisation of refugee policies.
The team study questions at the intersection of death, technology, and society.
Korean Studies Research Hub
An inter-disciplinary virtual hub for collaborative research on Korean Studies.
National Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies
Aims to advance knowledge and understanding of the rich traditions and modern complexities of Islam.
Aims to humanise and leverage digital technologies to transform the ways in which teaching, research and scholarship shape the social, ethical and cultural dimensions of our world.
Find and Connect
Brings together historical resources relating to institutional 'care' in Australia.
Social and Cultural Informatics Platform
SCIP are a digital research unit supporting digital methods and data analysis for researchers in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science.