NAA/AHA scholarship winners

The National Archives of Australia and the AHA have awarded two new scholarships to support postgraduate archival research into unexplored aspects of Australia’s history. The latest winners of the twice-yearly joint scholarships for 2015–16 are PhD candidates Catherine Horne from the Australian National University (ANU) and Fallon Mody from the University of Melbourne. Read the Read more …

Royal Society of NSW History and Philosophy of Science Medal 2015 awarded to AHA member

The Royal Society of NSW has awarded Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney) its History and Philosophy of Science Medal for 2015. The inaugural medal in 2014 was awarded to Dr Ann Moyal. In 2014 Professor Anderson, with immunologist Ian Mackay, published Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins University Press) helps close the Read more …

AHA 2016: From Boom To Bust – update

The AHA 2016 conference website now includes registration costs (though registrations are not yet open) and information about accommodation (July is a peak tourist period for Ballarat and conference delegates are advised to book accommodation early). If you are on the home page for the conference you will see ‘Accommodation’ and ‘Registration’ links in the Read more …

AHA/Copyright Agency bursary scheme open

The AHA in association with the Copyright Agency is pleased to announce the availability of travel and writing bursaries linked to the AHA annual conference. The $700 bursaries are intended to encourage and support emerging historians who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The bursary is to be used to cover travel and Read more …

AHA members shortlisted for Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

Alec O’Halloran and Philip Dwyer have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship $10,000 award, Alec for his biography of the life and art of Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri, a Pintupi man and award-winning Papunya Tula artist from the Western Desert region of Central Australia, and Philip for the third volume in his work Read more …

‘Victorian Margins’: AVSA at AHA 2016

‘Victorian Margins’ is the theme of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) affiliated conference stream at AHA 2016. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA) on ‘Homosexual Blackmail in the 1890s’, drawing on research for his new study of Oscar Wilde’s two criminal trials. This event is a welcome opportunity for AVSA members Read more …