History Council of South Australia 2015 Award winners

Five South Australian historians were honoured with History Council of SA Awards last week. The Awards recognise and celebrate the range of activities of SA historians in research, writing, teaching, and raising community awareness of history and heritage. The winners were: Tom Gara and Graham Jaunay (South Australian Life-long History Achievement Award); Peter Donovan (South Read more …

We Are the Rebels: The Women and Men Who Made Eureka

Clare Wright’s award-winning study of the women who made the Eureka rebellion has been published in an abridged edition for teenage readers, We Are the Rebels: The Women and Men Who Made Eureka (Text Publishing). During August Clare will appear at the Byron Bay Writers Festival, Mudgee Readers Festival and the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Historical Justice and Memory

Klaus Neumann (and Janna Thompson) are the editors of a new collection, Historical Justice and Memory (University of Wisconsin Press) in which leading scholars in philosophy, history, political science, and semiotics discuss and assess the global movement for historical justice. They evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the movement, its accomplishments and failings, its philosophical Read more …

Just Relations: The Story of Mary Bennett’s Crusade for Aboriginal Rights

Out soon is Alison Holland’s Just Relations: The Story of Mary Bennett’s Crusade for Aboriginal Rights (UWA Publishing) which recovers the efforts of Mary Bennett (1881–1961) to found a ‘just relationship’ between Aborigines and non-Aborigines in Australia from the late 1920s, when the possibility of Aboriginal human rights was first mooted on the international stage, Read more …