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  • Deviant Thinking: Early Modern Philosophy and the Enlightenment[13 October 2017]

    What the Enlightenment stands for has been subject to much discussion in recent years, and many valuable contributions have been made that help us to understand better the significance of this period. This conference takes this discussion further by connecting up the Enlightenment with the early modern period and the “rebellious” ideas that were already formulated and passed around during this time.


  • Premier's History Awards - winners[8 September 2017]

    Congratulations to Mark McKenna for winning the Australain History Prize at the Premier's History Awards for From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories; and to Peter Hobbins for winning with NSW Community and Regional History Prize with Annie Clarke and Ursula Frederick for Stories from the Sandstone, the book that grew out of the Quarantine Station project.

    We also salute Miranda Johnson, whose The Land Is Our History was one of the three finalists for the extremely competitive General History Prize. It's an honour for the department to have been so well represented in the Premier's Awards this year.