The Department of Archaeology and History is global in its outlook and reach, undertaking research into issues of fundamental disciplinary import in different geographic areas and time periods.

La Trobe ranks as the top university in Victoria and ‘well above world standard’ for Archaeology research, and our research in History & Archaeology and Historical Studies ranks ‘above world standard’ (ERA 2015-2016 assessment).

Our research specialisations include Indigenous pasts; Australian history from the deep time to the present; people and the environment; European, American and transnational history; and ancient human origins and modern migrations.

Please click on a research specialisation below to find out which teaching and research staff are linked to that area.

Indigenous pasts

Australian history from deep time to the present

People and the environment

European, American and transnational history

Ancient human origins and modern migrations

Centre for the Study of the Inland (CSI)

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