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Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music



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We offer a range of research disciplines across humanities, social science and music.

We host a range of research centres and clusters and encourage interdisciplinary work and collaboration. Our researchers have ignited thought-provoking discussions and debates, which have led to ground-breaking discoveries. Our staff and students have made important contributions to their area of research, and are leaders in their respective fields.

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Research Strengths

Research Showcase

Jewish and Chinese: Explaining a Shared Identity

PhD Asian Studies student, Moshe Yehuda Bernstein's research - “Globalization, Translation and Transmission: Sino-Judaic Cultural Identity in Kaifeng, China" featured in The New York Times.

People inhabited Dampier Archipelago before last ice age

A UWA team in collaboration with the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation have uncovered evidence of Aboriginal occupation dating before and through the last ice age.

Magic Lantern Slides

UWA’s Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History and chief investigator, Professor Jane Lydon plan to analyse 'glass magic lantern slides' dating back to the 17th century.

Bangladesh's struggle with history

PhD Political Science and International Relations student Azim Zahir, The Centre for Muslim States and Societies interview with ABC Radio.

World's oldest axe

Associate Professor Jane Balme is a part of an archaeology team that has discovered the world’s oldest-known edge-ground hafted axe from the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Emotions Left Behind: Other Narratives of Early Modern Migration

Professor Susan Broomhall analyses medieval and early modern objects and emotions, particularly as they are presented in modern museum, heritage and tourism environments.

Postgraduate Research

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