Relevant and meaningful 
to contemporary society

The Centre for Contemporary Histories (CCH) is a dynamic, diverse and distinctive research centre that delivers and translates high-quality research into outcomes that are relevant and meaningful to contemporary society. With funding from multiple industry partners and governments, the CCH team delivers dynamic and high-quality research.

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Research Pillars

Improving and Building Collections using community-led principles

This pillar comprises two parts, the first working with communities and institutions of long-standing collecting; and the second working with institutions and communities to build new collections.

Democracy and History

Reflecting a worldwide trend among democracies, Australian civic society has been eroded recently. We aim to build a comprehensive picture of historical literacy and identify areas where we need to increase knowledge and understanding of the past.

Security and Development

We work to understand how concepts of Security and Development have evolved and taken particular forms at different moments in Australia s post-white settlement history.

Our Research

Members' books

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Externally funded research

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Papers & podcasts

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Survey on Attitudes to History

Since 2021, the Centre for Contemporary Histories has conducted the Deakin Contemporary History Survey (DCHS), which is the first nation-wide, longitudinal study of Australian attitudes to history.

Latest News

CCH Seminar – 22nd May – Mati Keynes

Join us online or in person for a seminar with Dr Mati Keynes. Education in Cultures of Redress The period from the late-1980s to the present has been attributed many monikers—age of apology, politics of regret, the guilted age—each in their own way seeks to capture something of the ‘essence’ of a preoccupation with the

CCH Seminar – 1st May – Michael King

Join us online or in person for a seminar with Dr Michael King, President of the Geelong Cricket Club. Commissioning a History – behind the scenes of Line & Length. After decades of lobbying, in the 1993-94 season Geelong Cricket Club (GCC) was finally admitted to Victorian Premier Cricket. It was a monumental development as

Monday 15th April 2024

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