NAA-AHA postgraduate scholarship winners 2016

The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association have awarded two new scholarships to support postgraduate archival research into unexplored aspects of Australia’s history: PhD candidates Mia Spizzica (Monash University) and Reed Chervin (University of Hong Kong). Mia Spizzica’s project explores the experiences of pre-war Italian migrants who were affected by Australia’s wartime Read more …

AHA member awarded 2016 Merewether Scholarship

Peter Hobbins has been awarded the 2016 Merewether Scholarship by the State Library of New South Wales for his project ‘Curios and curiosity: James Bray and the sunset of amateur science in colonial Sydney’. In extending the themes detailed in his 2013 University of Sydney doctoral thesis, Peter will use the Merewether Scholarship to explore Read more …

Honest History e-Newsletter no. 29, 1 September 2015

Honest History’s e-newsletter has gone out to subscribers and is also on the Honest History website. It includes links to new material on the site plus a set of Whizzbangs, mostly on cultural policy. Or you can go straight to the business end of the website . New items include a forensic analysis of the Read more …

New journal, International Review of Environmental History, free online

The International Review of Environmental History, published by ANU Press, takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history. It publishes on all thematic and geographical topics of environmental history, but especially encourages articles with perspectives focussed on or developed from the southern hemisphere and the ‘global south’. This includes but is not limited to Read more …

History Week 2015: War, Nationalism and Identity

The History Council NSW’s program for History Week (5– 3 September) is now available on their website. Many AHA members are involved in the more than 80 events taking place across NSW. Events that will focus on the history of nation building, nationalism and national identity as the products of both peaceful and violent processes.

AHA member Kerry King wins 2015 Margaret Medcalf Award

AHA member Kerry King is the 2015 recipient of the Margaret Medcalf Award for her PhD thesis ‘A lesser species of homicide – manslaughter, negligent and dangerous driving causing death: the prosecution of drivers in Western Australia, 1946-2011’. This annual award acknowledges excellence in research and referencing. In presenting the Award, Culture and Arts Minister Read more …

Out now! Honest History e-Newsletter no. 28, 4 August 2015

Honest History e-Newsletter no. 28 is now up on their website. It includes links to new items on the Honest History site as well as the popular Whizzbangs, which this time focus on the reality of war (to mark the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki and the centenary of Lone Pine). New items include a look Read more …

History Council of South Australia 2015 Award winners

Five South Australian historians were honoured with History Council of SA Awards last week. The Awards recognise and celebrate the range of activities of SA historians in research, writing, teaching, and raising community awareness of history and heritage. The winners were: Tom Gara and Graham Jaunay (South Australian Life-long History Achievement Award); Peter Donovan (South Read more …

The Cambridge History of Australia

A two volume paperback set is now available! The Cambridge History of Australia offers a comprehensive view of Australian history from its pre-European origins to the present day. Over two volumes, this major work of reference tells the nation’s social, political and cultural story. Volume 1 examines Australia’s indigenous and colonial history through to the Read more …