Colonialism and its Aftermath

Affiliated Research Centres

Institute for the Study of Social Change (UTAS) was established in 2014 with the mission to enhance our understanding of the causes of social change and to develop innovative and sustainable strategies to shape the trajectory of change, and to address its consequences. ISC emphasises the translation of critical inquiry and scholarly knowledge from a range of disciplinary perspectives into practical strategies to promote social adaptation, transformation and renewal.


The International Australian Studies Association was formed in 1995, in recognition that Australian studies is an international enterprise with Australian studies centres and professional associations throughout Asia, Europe and North America. InASA's aim is to promote links between the Australian and international Australian studies communities, and to lobby Federal and State governments to support the development of Australian studies internationally.


The Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes serves as an arena for the discussion of issues germane to cross-disciplinary activity in the humanities and as a network for the circulation of information and best practices related to the organizational and management dimensions of humanities centres and institutes.


The Nation Empire Globe Research Cluster (University of Sydney) is an inter-disciplinary group, based in the Department of History, at the University of Sydney, which engages in and promotes research in the humanities and social sciences on nationalism and internationalism, imperialism and colonialism, and globalisation.


The Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities (FIRtH) unites humanities-based researchers engaged in creative and reflective investigations of culture and thought. The Institute fosters individual, collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects across a wide range of fields in the Humanities, with particular strengths in areas of transnational and migration studies, life writing, and digital research.


Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres logoThe Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC) is a network for groups engaged in Humanities-based research. It aims to connect Humanities researchers and centres, both within the Australian region and internationally, and to promote relationships with cultural institutions and sector representative bodies in the wider community. ACHRC provides a virtual and physical hub for information about research opportunities and events, and seeks to to strengthen the public profile of research in the Humanities. ACHRC is hosted by the Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities.


The International Centre for Convict Studies (UTAS) is linked to the Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath and includes researchers from Australia, United States, South Africa and Europe working in the disciplines of history, textual studies, archaeology, economics and sociology.


The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture at the University of Otago, New Zealand aims to enable the production of new historical understandings of colonialism, the development of colonial cultures, and the role of empires in shaping the modern world.


The Stout Research Centre, at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand encourages scholarly inquiry into New Zealand society, history and culture.


The University of Melbourne's Australian Centre aims to develop research capacity in two key areas: the colonial Australian archive and contemporary Australian cultural practices.


The Centre for the Study of Colonial and Postcolonial Societies (University of Bristol) facilitates comparative discussion and collaborative research on colonialism and post-colonialism, crossing established disciplinary boundaries and conventional boundaries of time and space. Interests encompass the ancient and the contemporary, the Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone worlds and beyond, anthropology, drama, film studies, geography, history, sociology and literature.


The Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (University of Sussex) reflects significant interdisciplinary and cross-school interest in the histories and cultures of colonialism, and in postcolonial studies.