ANU Department of History, Research School of Social Sciences

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ANU Department of History, Research School of Social Sciences

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1950 - 1990

History

The Department of History was included in the establishment of the Research School of Social Sciences. The Department’s research originally focussed on the social, cultural, and political history of Australia and its relationship with British and Commonwealth history, though later expanded into environmental, Indigenous, and gender history. The first staff member appointed to the Department was Laurence Frederic Fitzhardinge, Reader in the Sources of Australian History. Fitzhardinge was appointed on 1 September 1950 and remained in this post until 1973. Robin Allenby Gollan commenced as Research Fellow in the Department on 5 January 1953 and was promoted to Fellow, Research Fellow in April 1960, and Professorial Fellow. Notable early graduates from the Department of History include Eric Charles Fry (PhD 1956), Alan William Martin (PhD 1956) and Russel Braddock Ward (PhD 1957). Professor John Andrew La Nauze was Head of Department from 1 January 1966 until he was succeeded by Professor Oliver Ormond Gerard MacDonagh in 1976. Professor Kenneth Stanley (Ken) Inglis was Head of Department from 1980. In 1990 the Research School of Social Sciences moved to a divisional arrangement and its former departments and units became disciplinary programs.

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university administration; research; teaching and learning

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Atkinson, Alan

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associative

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1974 - 1976

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Smith, Francis Barrymore (Barry) (1932 - 2015)

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associative

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1966 - 1997

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Hancock, William Keith (1898 - 1988)

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associative

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1956 - 1965

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Professor and Head, Department of History, RSSS

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Gollan, Robin Allenby (1917 - 2007)

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associative

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Entered from deposit description on 19 March 2013

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The Australian National University Report of the Council 1946/1949-1955
The Australian National University Calendars

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