AHA Executive Committee Members 2016–2018

At the AHA AGM, held during the conference on Thursday 7 July at 5.00pm, the following office bearers and ordinary members were elected to the Executive Committee: Lynette Russell – President Joy Damousi – Vice-President Alison Holland – Secretary Paul Sendziuk – Treasurer Martin Crotty Karen Downing Ruth Morgan Tim Rowse Christina Twomey Melanie Burkett, Read more …

2016 winners of AHA prizes and awards

The Australian Historical Association is delighted to announce the winners of its 2016 prizes and awards. Winners were announced tonight, Thursday 7 July 2016, at the AHA Annual Conference dinner in Ballarat, Victoria. (Click links to read judges’ citations.) The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship to assist early career historians further their research Read more …

Fund Trove

The AHA has been active in calling to have the funding restored to Australia’s cultural institutions which will affect Trove, the online archive developed and managed by the National Library of Australia that is a fundamental piece of research infrastructure. The President, Angela Woollacott wrote to Scott Morrison on 17 December 2016 protesting the cuts Read more …

AHA member nominated for Alice Literary Awards

Clare Wright has been nominated by the Victorian branch of the Society of Women Writers as its representative in the Alice Literary Awards, presented biennially by the SWW. The Alice Literary Award is a presented to an Australian woman who has made a distinguished, long-term contribution to Australian Literature. Previous winners include Eleanor Dark, Judith Read more …

Voyages and Visions: A Symposium in Honour of John Gascoigne and Ian Tyrrell

This celebration of the inspirational careers of two of Australia’s most eminent historians will be held 30 June to 2 July. There are a number of ways you can be involved: Cocktail Party and Keynote Address by Tom Griffiths, ‘Global Dreaming: Australia and the World’, $30 or Conference (2-day) and Cocktail Party/Tom Griffiths address: $150. Read more …

AHA member to deliver RSHV Annual AGL Shaw Lecture

Marguerita Stephens will deliver the 2016 Royal Historical Society of Victoria AGL Shaw Lecture in Melbourne on 21 June 2016. Her lecture, ‘Unless a portion be given to the idle’: The Kulin and the New Poor Law at Port Phillip’ will  explore the principles and practice of rationing policies in relation to the Kulin people Read more …