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 …

New AHA Executive Officer

Dr Ann Standish has agreed to take over the position of Executive Assistant to the AHA. Ann is well known to many of us, and the Executive Committee looks forward to working with her in the future. Ann will take up the position on 4 July 2016 at our annual conference in Ballarat.

AHA2016: movie screening

If you can arrive early for the conference you will be able to catch a screening of the 1974 movie The Unlucky Australians, directed by John Goldschmidt and starring Frank Hardy: Monday 4 July, 10.45am–1pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. This is a free event but please register through the conference Eventbrite Read more …