Research in the School of Languages and Cultures

The SLC has a vibrant and dynamic research culture and an outstanding reputation nationally and internationally. The SLC’s research focuses on languages and cultures in the non-English speaking world, covering a wide range of disciplines from the studies of languages, literatures and cultures, to the studies of ancient and modern societies in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The school has expertise in linguistics, literature, history, political science, anthropology, religion and sociology related to the countries and areas in those regions.

The SLC has been successful in attracting numerous ARC and other research grants. Examples include:

  • Greater Angkor from ancestry to abandonment; the growth, daily life and transformation of the suburbs of Angkor
  • Creative Misreadings of Christianity in Modern Japanese Literature and Popular Culture
  • Kadare post-Communism: Albania, Balkans and Europe in the Works of Ismail Kadare, 1990-2008
  • From Migrant to Worker: New Transnational Responses to Temporary Labour Migration in East and Southeast Asia
  • The Clothing Industry in the Asia Pacific: Managing Constant Change
  • State Finance and the Enigma of Decline in High Confucian China
  • The Making of Intellectuals: Politics and Identity in the Peoples Republic of China
  • Governing the Chinese City: Space and Power in Contemporary Urban Communities
  • Colonial Cosmopolitanism and Chinese Modernity: German Economic and Cultural Adventurers in China 1870 – 1937
  • The Baudin Legacy: A New History of the French Scientific Voyage to Australia (1800-1804)
  • Indonesian Labour Migration to North Australia, 1880-1972
  • Linguistic Practices of New Migrants from Italy: Same Old Story or a New Chapter?
  • Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara II: The Senior Kharosthi Fragments
  • The Political Sociology of the Australian Jewish Community
  • The Role of Online Media in Democratising Korea