New Australian Policy and History Brief – Honae Cuffe and Anna Kent

New Australian Policy and History (APH) website Policy Brief  In Australian Policy and History’s latest policy brief, PhD students Honae Cuffe and Anna Kent write about the use of Australian ‘soft power’ in the Asia Pacific. The brief contains excellent advice for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Communications and the Arts about how Australian broadcasting services can Read more …

Congratulations to Margaret Hutchison for the publication of ‘Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme’

Congratulations to Margaret Hutchison for the publication of her new book Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme (Cambridge University Press, 2018). This book examines the official art scheme as a key commemorative practice of the First World War and argues that the artworks had many makers beyond the artists.  Further information. 

‘Local Communities, Global Networks’: Australian Historical Association 2019 Conference: Website, keynote speakers and CFP

8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the Read more …

Congratulations to Rhys Crawley for the publication of his new co-edited book: ‘Gallipoli: New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16’

Congratulations to Rhys Crawley and Michael Locicero for the publication of their new edited book Gallipoli: New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16 (Helion & Company, 2018). Works from an array of established and up and coming scholars explore various aspects of the Allied military effort to force a passage through the Dardanelles Straights Read more …

Congratulations to Julia Martínez, Claire Lowrie, Frances Steel & Victoria Haskins for the publication of ‘Colonialism and Male Domestic Service across the Asia Pacific’

Congratulations to Julia Martínez, Claire Lowrie, Frances Steel & Victoria Haskins on the imminent publication of their new co-authored monograph Colonialism and Male Domestic Service across the Asia Pacific (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019). This book explores the employment of Asian and indigenous male servants across the Asia Pacific from the 19th century to the 1930s. Further Read more …

Book Launch: Geraldine Moore’s biography ‘George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria ‘

Congratulations to Geraldine Moore for the publication of her new biography George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018). The book will be launched by Professor Stuart Macintyre on Sunday 18th of November, 3pm, at St Andrew’s Church in Brighton. Registration is requested for catering purposes. Further information.

AHA response to political interference in the peer review process of awarding Australian Research Council grants

The Australian Historical Association expresses in the strongest terms its staunch opposition to political interference in the peer review process of awarding Australian Research Council grants. The news that former Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, intervened to obstruct the funding of 11 research grants that had been approved through the rigorous peer review process undermines the independence of high quality Australian research and the Read more …

Congratulations to Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell for the publication of their new book ‘Taking Liberty’

Congratulations to Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell for the publication of their new book Taking Liberty: Indigenous Rights and Settler Self-Government in Colonial Australia, 1830-1890 (Cambridge University Press, 2018). This work explains how indigenous dispossession and survival underlay and shaped the birth of Australian democracy. Further information.

Congratulations to Nell Musgrove and Deidre Michell for the publication of their new book, ’The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia’

Congratulations to Nell Musgrove and Deidre Michell for the publication of their new book, The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia – Just Like a Family? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).  ​This book draws on archival, oral history and public policy sources to tell a history of foster care in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present day.  Further information.

AHA ECR Mentor Scheme 2018 Applications Open 

The AHA is delighted to open applications for 2018’s AHA-CAL ECR Mentor Scheme. This award supports Early Career Researcher historians to develop their professional skills. It will link Early Career Researchers with senior historians who will mentor them in the development of new and innovative works of historical scholarship, in the form of articles that will Read more …