About us

Monash University’s history program enjoys a distinguished national and international reputation for innovation in teaching and research. Our diverse expertise encompasses medieval renaissance European history, and modern Australian, American, Asian, European, and global history.

As an academic discipline, history seeks to interpret and find meaning in the past. Making use of a wide range of theoretical and methodological tools, we reconstruct the stories of people, places, and things and attempt to understand how context and contingencies shaped change over time. Only through a deep understanding of the past can we grasp how we got to where we are today.