Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840

Robinson Crusoe’s call to adventure and do-it-yourself settlement resonated with British explorers. In tracing the links in a discursive chain through which a particular male subjectivity was forged, Karen Downing’s┬áRestless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840 reveals how such men took their tensions with them to Australia, so that the colonies never were a solution Read more …

Blood Revenge: Murder on the Hawkesbury 1799

Lyn Stewart has followed up her presentation at the 2014 AHA conference with the forthcoming publication of her book in March 2015. Blood Revenge: Murder on the Hawkesbury 1799 (Rosenberg Publishing) examines the 1799 trial of five white men found guilty of killing two Aborigines and answers the disturbing question of why they were never Read more …

Call for expressions of interest for new editor/s for History Australia

The current editors of History Australia will be retiring after 31 December 2015. The AHA Executive wishes to appoint a new editor or editorial team to the position by mid-2015 to allow for a smooth transition. The Executive welcomes expressions of interest from candidates located in any Australian university or universities, and engaged in any Read more …