Research networks

Our research networks help strengthen our local and global partnerships. They provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and international collaboration.


European Philosophy and the History of Ideas (EPHI)

EPHI is the largest centre in Victoria focusing on European philosophy and the history of ideas. In a period widely criticised for its loss of historical memory, EPHI is founded on the conviction that we are the inheritors of rich philosophical traditions, from Europe and around the world, that remain worthy of study.

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Middle East Studies Forum (MESF)

The MESF focuses on research into the Middle East from an Australian perspective. The forum looks at the rapidly changing nature of civil society and democracy in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. 

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Cultural Heritage Asia–Pacific Group

This group specialises in the fields of museum and heritage studies with a special focus on the Asia–Pacific region. Their work explores the idea that heritage, in making use of the past in the present, is central to how we shape the future.

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International Research Network on Multiculturalism

This network is an academic forum aimed at promoting and disseminating interdisciplinary research on the multifaceted multicultural research agenda. The group debates multicultural, intercultural and inter-religious policies, practices, theories, histories and controversies. 

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Politics and International Studies

The Politics and International Studies (POLIS) group is a research network of political science and international relations scholars who seek to understand and interpret political phenomena, driven by a willingness to move beyond traditional conceptual and empirical boundaries. 

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