Gain expertise in a specialised area of history and archaeology.
Expand your understanding of the cultural, social and political forces that shape and steer the world today by conducting research in history, archaeology or maritime archaeology.
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Why undertake a Master of Arts by Research in History and Archaeology at Flinders?
Areas of research in Archaeology include:
A Masters of Arts by Research gained in History or Archaeology at Flinders equips you with a wide range of skills valued in all types of organisations and careers. It will enhance your creative practice, analytical and communication skills, provide you with the ability to quickly learn new concepts and adapt to change, and enhance your time management, organisation and resilience skills.
A Masters of Arts by Research is a stepping-stone to a career as a professional researcher in the public sector, think tanks, charities, universities, and private corporations. Individuals with a Master of Arts by Research in History or Archaeology are highly sought after for various professions in public and private organisations and have found roles in writing, the public service, consulting, advising, teaching and publishing.
The job market in archaeological and heritage consultancy is healthy and there are often professional positions available and advertised within archaeology-specific and environmental consultancies.
Flinders History and Archaeology academic staff are recognised as leaders in their fields both in Australia and globally. Our academic supervisors draw on their extensive knowledge and exciting research covering topics related to periods from the pre-historic through to the present, and from the local to international spaces and into outer space.
|Dr Romain Fathi||First world war studies, war commemorations, warfare and violence, Australian national identity, ANZAC.|
|Professor Matt Fitzpatrick||Comparative imperialism, German history, culture and politics, European history, genocide studies, history of ideas.|
|Dr Prudence Flowers||Social movement activism, modern conservatism, medicine and public health, the politics of gender, sexuality, and the body.|
|Associate Professor Catherine Kevin||Australian cultural history, Australian studies/history, gender studies, historical studies.|
|Professor Peter Monteath||Modern European and Australian history with a particular interest in prisoners of war, internment, and the German presence in Australia.|
|Dr Evan Smith||Criminology, historical studies, political science, law and legal studies.|
|Associate Professor Andrekos Varnava||Imperial/colonial, war/conflict, and migration histories.|
|Associate Professor Christine Winter||History of science and migration and identity studies, Australian cultural history, emigration, first world war, history, human rights, migrants and refugees, religion and religious studies, war studies.|
|Dr James Kane||History of the Crusades, with a particular focus on crusading ideology, terminology, and historiography.|
|Dr Alessandro Antonello||Environmental history, the environmental humanities, history of science, international history.|
|Dr Jonathan Benjamin||Submerged landscape archaeology, the impacts of sea-level rise on past societies, aerial archaeology, the neolithisation of Europe, coastal and maritime archaeology, underwater photographic and photogrammetric site recording.|
|Associate Professor Heather Burke||Standing structures, style and social identity, ideology, class and capitalism, the Frontier, contact and conflict, working class archaeology, the archaeology of incarceration and asylums, women and gender in historical archaeology, heritage interpretation and the contemporary uses of archaeology, archaeology of the Chinese in Australia, archaeology of WWII, artefact analysis and historical archaeology|
|Dr Alice Gorman||Space archaeology, astronomical and space sciences, anthropology, cultural heritage management of space exploration, gender studies.|
|Dr Ania Kotarba||Coastal, maritime and landscape archaeology, cultural heritage and international maritime trade and exchange within the Indian Ocean and its satellite basins from the Bronze Age to Middle Ages (with a special interest in the Hellenistic and Roman periods).|
|Dr John McCarthy||Digital storytelling, Maritime archaeology, Post-medieval seafaring.|
|Dr Ian Moffat||Archaeological geophysics, isotope geochemistry, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, geoarchaeology, site formation processes.|
|Dr Mike Morley||Geoarchaeology, sediments, stratigraphy and microstratigraphy, archaeological caves and rock shelters, archaeological site formation processes, Middle and Late Pleistocene hominin dispersals, human-environment interactions, fluvial, coastal and montane geomorphology and landscape dynamics, tephrochronology.|
|Professor Donald Pate||Archaeological chemistry, environmental chemistry, stable isotope biogeochemistry, bio-archaeology, the human skeleton and anthropological archaeology.|
|Dr Martin Polkinghorne||Archaeology of Southeast Asia, Angkor, archaeometry, archaeology of the early modern period, political economy and archaeology.|
|Associate Professor Amy Roberts||Archaeology and anthropology of Indigenous Australia, Yorke Peninsula archaeology and anthropology, River Murray and Mallee archaeology and anthropology, rock art, Indigenous traditional fishing, the relationship between archaeology and Indigenous peoples, the relationship between archaeology and anthropology, archaeology, anthropology and intellectual property, archaeological science, stable carbon, nitrogen isotope analysis.|
|Professor Claire Smith||Indigenous communities, rock art, symbolic communication, decolonization, Indigenous health and well-being, heritage as a driver of sustainable development.|
|Associate Professor Wendy Van Duivenvoorde||Maritime trade and shipbuilding in the ancient Mediterranean and Northern Europe, nautical archaeology, classical archaeology, computer applications in archaeology, archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, technological advancement, dendro-archaeology.|
|Dr Daryl Wesley||Rock art, heritage conservation, the archaeology of culture contact between Southeast Asians, Europeans and Aboriginal people in remote north-western Arnhem Land through hybrid economies, rock art of Arnhem Land.|
|Associate Professor Liam Brady||Indigenous archaeology, anthropology and history, rock art, material culture, ethnoarchaeology, seascapes, landscape archaeology.|
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