History has been taught at Flinders for over 50 years and now sits within the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences offering exciting opportunities to learn from world class academics within a supportive environment.
History deals with big issues: global migration, population and famine, technological change, human impact on the environment, the explosive consequences of nationalism and war, mass violence, the rise and fall of empires, radicalism and revolutions, decolonisation, gender and sexuality. These are taught at Flinders in the fields of Australian, European, American and International history.
You can study History as a major by undertaking either of the following courses:
You can also undertake individual History topics in many undergraduate courses.
You may focus on one area or study a combination of topics on different parts of the world. Both approaches have their advantages and are equally encouraged. History's topics are taught so that you are offered the greatest flexibility and choice in topic selection. Special emphasis is placed on methods of analysis and the use of historical evidence.
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Current History research activities focus on Australian, European and American social and cultural history.
Our historians are writing on themes such as humanitarianism, public health and welfare; colonial expansion, imperialism and migration; gender and the body; and social and cultural histories of war.
This includes richly diverse research on topics such as the history of the Great War and its aftermath, the British and German empires, genocide and mass violence, environmental history, urban planning in the Soviet Union, the Australian Assistance Plan, the history of domestic violence in Australia and abortion politics in America.