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Social, Cultural and Political Change

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We are a highly diverse group of researchers drawn from different disciplines. Our work addresses some of the most interesting issues at the intersection of history, politics and culture. Research ranges from history on the largest scale to the impact of political and cultural change on relationships that are quite intimate.

Our current focus is on:

  • World history and big history
  • Australian politics, the history of political campaigning and public opinion
  • Key concepts in political theory and international relations
  • Identity and gender politics
  • Feminism and women's history
  • Australian media history


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Our publications

Bill Gates and David Christian at TED 2011. Credit: James Duncan Davidson / TED


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Leading articles in prestigious journals

Murray Goot: '"A Worse Importation than Chewing Gum": American Influences on the Australian Press and their Limits - The Australian Gallup Poll, 1941-1971', leads the special issue of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 2010, 30 (3) on Internationalising Australian Media History.

David Christian: 'The Return of Universal History', leads the 50th anniversary issue of History and Theory, December 2010.


Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley's book, Changing Stations: The Story of Australian Radio, has been shortlisted for the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature.