AHA Annual General Meeting 2017

The AHA AGM will take place, as it usually does, during the annual conference. The meeting is open to all financial members of the AHA and we encourage you to attend. The Agenda will be circulated in early June, but please make note of the time and date. Your presence is welcome and needed! Time: Read more …

History Australia: ‘Coming Home’ issue

CFP deadline: 15 August 2017 Guest editors Bart Ziino (Deakin University) and Romain Fathi (Flinders University) seek proposals for contributions to a special issue of ‘History Australia’. Demobilising from total war was as much a psychological as a military and economic process. The extraordinary mobilisation of people, finance, images, emotions and sentiments that occurred between Read more …

‘A Historian For All Seasons: Essays for Geoffrey Bolton’

Congratulations to Stuart Macintyre, Jenny Gregory and Lenore Layman for the recent publication of their edited collection A Historian For All Seasons: Essays for Geoffrey Bolton (Monash University Press). The contributors take the work of Geoffrey Bolton, one of the most versatile and widely travelled of his generation of Australian historians, as a departure point Read more …

‘Tautai: Sāmoa, World History and the Life of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson’

Congratulations to Patricia O’Brien for the publication of her new book, a biography of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson, a leading Sāmoan businessman who was blamed for instigating Sāmoa’s long-running non-violent campaign for justice (the Mau) that challenged New Zealand, Britain and the newly minted powers of the League of Nations between the wars. Using many new Read more …

History Australia 2016 Taylor and Francis Prize

Laura Rademaker has won the inaugural Taylor and Francis Prize, awarded for the best article published in History Australia each year. Her winning article, ‘Only Cuppa Tea Christians’: Colonisation, Authentic Indigeneity and the Missionary Linguist’ appeared in History Australia, 13:2, pp. 228–42. As the judges wrote, the article ‘provides a nuanced understanding of the changing Read more …

Vale Hugh Anderson 1927 – 2017

The AHA was saddened by news of the death of historian Hugh Anderson. An obituary highlighting his many and varied achievements, written by his son Warwick Anderson and Frank Bongiorno, both AHA members, can  highlighting can be found here.