Congratulations to our AHA members on the shortlists for the Queensland Literary Awards!

The AHA congratulates the following members who have been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards in 2015: Libby Connors, Warrior (Allen & Unwin) – Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance Carolyn Holbrook, ANZAC, The Unauthorised Biography (NewSouth Publishing) – University of Southern Queensland History Book Award Angela Woollacott, Settler Society in the Read more …

Updates from The Prosecution Project, Griffith University

ARC Laureate Fellow Mark Finnane’s research team at ‘The Prosecution Project’, with AHA members Amanda Kaladelfos, Alana Piper, Lisa Durnian and Robyn Blewer, and Griffith University’s media team have created an educational video on researching criminal trials in Australia. You can find the video on their website. With the help of many volunteers, the project Read more …

AHA Vice-President delivers History Council of Victoria annual lecture

Our Vice-President Lynette Russell will deliver the History Council of Victoria’s annual lecture in which she will offer new insights into the 1914 conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science – held in Australia thanks to government sponsorship – and its legacy. Thursday 22 October 2015, 6.00–7.30 pm Old Treasury Building, Melbourne Read more …

AHA member receives 2015 Deen De Bortoli Award in Applied History

AHA member Meg Foster is the recipient of the 2015 Deen De Bortoli Award in Applied History for her essay ‘Online and Plugged In?: Public History and Historians in the Digital Age’. The judges said that this essay ‘provides important insights into how digital technologies are democratising not only access to research materials but also Read more …

Congratulations to our AHA member winners of the NSW Premier’s History Awards!

The AHA is very pleased to congratulate the following members. Australian First World War History Prize, joint winner: Carolyn Holbrook, Anzac, the Unauthorised Biography (NewSouth Books) General History Prize winner: Warwick Anderson and Ian R Mackay, Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins University Press) New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize Read more …

NAA-AHA postgraduate scholarship winners 2015

The National Archives of Australia and the Australian Historical Association have awarded two new scholarships to support postgraduate archival research into unexplored aspects of Australia’s history: PhD candidates Mia Spizzica (Monash University) and Reed Chervin (University of Hong Kong). Mia Spizzica’s project explores the experiences of pre-war Italian migrants who were affected by Australia’s wartime Read more …

AHA member awarded 2016 Merewether Scholarship

Peter Hobbins has been awarded the 2016 Merewether Scholarship by the State Library of New South Wales for his project ‘Curios and curiosity: James Bray and the sunset of amateur science in colonial Sydney’. In extending the themes detailed in his 2013 University of Sydney doctoral thesis, Peter will use the Merewether Scholarship to explore Read more …

Time and Space: The Tactics That Shaped Australian Rules – and the Players and Coaches Who Mastered Them

James Coventry’s Time and Space: The Tactics That Shaped Australian Rules – and the Players and Coaches Who Mastered Them (HarperCollins) discusses the genius and ingenuity of the game’s greats (and the forgotten) and how they have shaped the game through the innovation of tactics. Time and Space is essential reading for any fan who Read more …

Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam

In Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam, Jeannine Baker tells the previously hidden story of Australian and New Zealand women journalists who fought for equality with their male colleagues, and filed stories across the globe from the main conflicts of the twentieth century. This book celebrates the significant contribution made by women war Read more …