The School for Historical and Philosophical Sciences is a place to discover – and contribute to – bold ideas about humanity and its complex societies. You’ll learn from academics whose own research inspires their teaching, and become part of the curious, intellectually-engaged and welcoming SHAPS community.
Disciplines that span the history of human civilisation
Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in worlds of the past, engage with discourses around cultures and identities in the present, or learn the skills to conserve vital cultural materials for the future, you’ll be guided by exceptional, passionate academics.
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ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800)
The Centre’s research aims are to produce a new interdisciplinary understanding of the long history of individual and communal emotions in Europe (1100–1800). It was established 2011–18 with funding from the ARC, and extended by the ARC 2019–21, with funding from its nodes at Australian universities.
Asia-Pacific Twentieth Century Conservation Art Research Network (APTCCARN)
The APTCCARN is 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.
Classical Association of Victoria
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.
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.
Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC)
The Centre is responsible for the conservation of the University's cultural material collections and provides commercial conservation programs, treatments and advice for individuals and organisations.
Research Initiative on Post-Soviet Space
Consolidating the emerging strengths in Soviet and post-Soviet studies through research, training, and global engagement.