AHA member shortlisted for 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Award Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction

Philip Dwyer was shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Award Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction for his book Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815 (Bloomsbury, 2014). The judges described it as ‘a monumental feat of scholarship, an absorbing portrait of a deeply ambitious and deeply flawed man, and brilliant account of a towering figure Read more …

AHA member wins 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Award in Multicultural NSW category

Matthew Klugman (with Gary Osmond) has won the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Award in the Multicultural NSW category ($20,000) for their book Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo (NewSouth Books, 2013). The judges said, ‘In writing that is clear, conversational and never downplays the gravity of the subject, Black and Proud Read more …

Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

Jordana Silverstein’s Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Berghahn Books, 2015) explores the role of memories and narratives of the Holocaust in the pedagogy of Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York revealing the anxious thread that runs throughout these historical narratives.

‘What Do We Want?’: A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales

Heidi Norman’s ‘What Do We Want?’: A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2015) tells a story full of possibility, tensions and entanglements as Aboriginal people took up the political demand of self-determination and worked to address their community disadvantage, all the while grappling with the expectations of Read more …

Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier

Libby Connors’ Warrior: A Legendary Leader’s Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier (Allen & Unwin, 2015) is the story of Dundalli one of the great Aboriginal resistance fighters of the colonial frontier: one of many Aboriginal men to die protecting their country. It is also a fresh portrait of life in the Read more …