History, literature and religion

Australia’s colourful maritime history to capture the world’s attention

June 27th, 2016

Murdoch is hosting the International Congress of Maritime History.

Murdoch University will host the International Congress of Maritime History, which is Australia’s biggest ever gathering of international maritime scholars.

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Forgotten film could reveal new insights into post war Australia

March 9th, 2016

Associate Professor Mick Broderick

A research project co-led by a Murdoch University academic could reveal new insights into Australian life and culture from the 1940s to the 1980s.

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Murdoch mourns loss of University icon

September 4th, 2015

Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO

One of Murdoch University’s most iconic figures and esteemed foundation professors’, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton AO, has died at the age of 83.

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New role to lead engagement with India at Murdoch

September 1st, 2015

Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart (right) with Hira Raichandani, Acting Consul General, Consulate General of India, Perth

A new academic appointment at Murdoch University aims to deepen understanding of India, facilitate the cultivation of better links with Indian research institutions and attract more Indian students to the Perth university.

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Opinion: How to get teenagers to read

June 22nd, 2015

Dr Margaret Merga

In an article for the Conversation, Margaret Merga from the School of Education discusses why and how teachers and parents should nurture a lifelong love of reading in their children.

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Film to remember ANZACs in Japan

April 23rd, 2015

Mick Broderick and Stuart Bender are recreating memories of ANZACS in Japan.

Associate Professor Mick Broderick from Murdoch University and Dr Stuart Bender from Curtin University are recreating scenes of World War II POW camps in Nagasaki and multiple sites of Australian Occupation troop activity in Kure and Hiroshima.

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Study of pearling trade to shed light on cultural histories of the material world

December 16th, 2014

Murdoch will lead the first major comparative history of pearling in the Indian Ocean World through a four year grant from the Australian Research Council.

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Distinguished Murdoch historian writes Paul Hasluck biography

December 9th, 2014

The life of one of Australia’s most prominent politicians has been recorded by celebrated Western Australian historian, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bolton from Murdoch University. The biography of Sir Paul Hasluck, who was Australia’s 17th Governor General in 1969, will be launched in Canberra tonight by the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University.

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Range of ideas at English and Creative Arts colloquium

November 13th, 2013

Everyone is welcome to gain insight into some of the current Murdoch University student research into English and Comparative Literature, Creative Writing and Theatre and Drama Studies at Discoveries 2013.

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Landmark history conference examines Australasia

August 23rd, 2013

A first-of-its-kind conference hosted by Murdoch University is drawing together a ‘who’s who’ of Australian academics working in the area of Australasian history.

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