The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies is the lead Australian studies centre in Europe, promoting an understanding of Australian history, society and culture throughout Britain and beyond.
The Menzies Centre is one of 12 research centres in the Arts & Humanities Research Institute (AHRI), a hub fostering innovative interdisciplinary research across the Arts & Humanities Faculty.
Established in the University of London in 1982 and moved to King's College London in 1999, the Menzies Centre is endowed by the Australian Government and subscriptions from a large number of Australian universities.
The Centre's object is to promote Australian studies in British and European universities, helping to cement intellectual links between the two regions. Our staff are closely involved with the International Australian Studies Association (InASA) and the European Association of Studies on Australia.
The Centre's public activities include lectures, conferences, seminars and literary readings and attract a diverse audience, helping to produce a more comprehensive, detailed and balanced perception of Australian politics, economics, life and culture than is popularly available. The Centre also administers scholarships and fellowships, offers undergraduate courses in Australian history, film and literature, MA modules in Australian Studies (history, politics, film and literature) and supervises MPhil and PhD research.
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