Honest History update

AHA affiliate Honest History has just posted new material on a 1967 Vietnam War protest on a surfboard, the marriage equality debate and Australian progressivism, the stodgy and unimaginative program of Armistice Centenary grants, Carmen Lawrence’s 2006 book Fear and Politics and its continuing relevance, and the FBI’s harassment of Australian historian Les Jauncey. There are reviews Read more …

‘”Me Write Myself”: The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen’s Land at Wybalenna, 1832–47’

Congratulations to Leonie Stevens on the publication this book, which allows the men, women and children exiled to Wybalenna settlement on Flinders Island in the 1830s and 1840s speak for themselves, through words found in items in the Flinders Island Chronicle, sermons, letters and petitions. In doing so, it reveals a politically astute community engaged in a Read more …

National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association postgraduate scholarships, Round 2, 2017

National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of making digital copies of records held in the Archives available for viewing on the Archives’ website. For example, scholars may be based in one city and want to see records located in an Archives repository in another city. Assistance with digital Read more …

AHA Diversity Statement

The AHA Executive has formulated a statement of the organisation’s commitment to diversity: The AHA is committed to inclusivity with regard to race, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, and physical abilities in terms of participation and topics discussed at our conferences, and all other AHA activities. The AHA Executive expects all members and Read more …

History Australia – new editors needed! Call for EOIs

History Australia is the official journal of the Australian Historical Association. It publishes peer-reviewed articles that draw on new historical research or address ways of teaching, exhibiting or applying historical knowledge. The current editors, Catherine Kevin, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Melanie Oppenheimer, will be retiring after 31 December 2018. The AHA Executive wishes to appoint a Read more …

‘Colonialism and Its Aftermath: A History of Aboriginal South Australia’

Congratulations to Peggy Brock and Tom Gara on this edited collection, which traces the on-going impact of colonialism on Aboriginal individuals, communities and cultures, the disruptions and displacements it has caused, and Aboriginal responses to these challenges. It includes a series of regional histories interspersed with Aboriginal life stories. Contributors include AHA members Peggy Brock, Read more …

‘Memory, Place and Aboriginal-Settler History: Understanding Australians’ Consciousness of the Colonial Past’

Congratulations to Skye Krichauff on the publication her new book, which takes the absence of Aboriginal people in South Australian settler descendants’ historical consciousness as a starting point, then combines the methodologies and theories of historical enquiry, anthropology and memory studies to investigate the many intertwined ways the colonial past is known. The book is Read more …