Explore a selection of Australian Research Council-funded and other research projects undertaken by academics at the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.
The Rediscovery of Tragic Myth: Senecan tragedy in fourteenth century Europe
In this Australian Research Council-funded research project, Dr K.O. Chong-Gossard (Classics, SHAPS) and Professor Bernard Muir (Professorial Fellow, English and Theatre Studies, SCC) investigate the medieval Latin commentaries by Nicholas Trevet on the ancient Roman tragedies of Seneca.
repliCATS: Collaborative Assessments for Trustworthy Science
The repliCATS project is among the first projects to address one of the most pressing controversies of modern science: scientific replicability. Led by Professor Fiona Fidler, the team consists of interdisciplinary researchers from the School of BioSciences, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies and the Melbourne School of Engineering.
Gender Diversity Narratives in the Australian Context
Do Australians think workplace gender diversity is important? In this project, Philosophy academics Professor Cordelia Fine and Dr Holly Lawford-Smith join an interdisciplinary team to explore reasons offered across a corpus of articles published in the Australian print media in the 25-year period between 1995-2020.
Confronting Historical Injustice in Indonesia: Memory and Transnational Human Rights Activism
Using an innovative framework of the concept of ‘regions of memory’, Associate Professor in Southeast Asian History Kate McGregor is examining how human rights activists located within and outside Indonesia use memory for the purposes of achieving human rights outcomes.
Constructing Social Hierarchy
In this ARC-funded project, a team of Philosophy academics aim to integrate recent developments in the philosophy of mind, language, emotion, and action to better understand how social hierarchies are created and maintained and how they can be disrupted.
Disposal of the Dead: Beyond Burial and Cremation
The DeathTech research team is a group of anthropologists, social scientists and human-computer interaction specialists based at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. They have been studying questions at the intersection of death, technology, and society for more than a decade.
Research centres, hubs and units
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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
The Research Initiative on Post-Soviet Space (RIPSS) is an interdisciplinary seminar series and research network for scholars working in Soviet/post-Soviet/Slavic studies, convened by Professor Mark Edele and Dr Julie Fedor in the Faculty of Arts.
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