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Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH)

The Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH – pronounced ‘circa’) leads historical research at Federation University Australia.

We are committed to the notion that history matters, to identity, to policy, to industry, to regional growth and development.

We have four major areas of focus:

  • Australian history, including Aboriginal histories, engagement with Asia-Pacific, and Colonial legacies
  • Heritage innovation, including landscapes and memory, regional growth and development, difficult heritage, activism in heritage, and interpretation and digital heritage.
  • Historical justice, including institutional histories, histories of welfare, citizenship and power, and record-keeping and rights.
  • Community and regional engagement, Including historical influences on policy and social planning, youth engagement, access to higher education, and cultural and historical activation

CRCAH operates in partnership with Federation University Australia’s Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre and the Centre for Gippsland studies.

Establishment of CRCAH is proudly supported by the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) 'self-sustaining regions research and innovation initiative'.