‘Foundational Histories’: AHA conference 2015

The 34th annual conference of the AHA was held at the University of Sydney 6-10 July 2015. History abounds with metaphors of foundation: the foundations of knowledge or the discipline, as well as the foundational narratives of nations. These metaphorical foundations do not stand on solid rock, but can be unsettled, shifted and shaken. The Read more …

An event to look forward to at our conference next year!

The welcome reception for AHA 2016: ‘From Boom to Bust’ will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on the evening of Monday 4 July, following the President’s address at nearby Trades Hall. The reception will feature an exhibition of emigration-related prints and a performance of a piano piece by Richard Chew, inspired by Read more …

A Year-round Holiday: The Histories of West Lakes

Susan Marsden’s book, A Year-round Holiday: The Histories of West Lakes (Wakefield Press) considers more than 180 years of history of an area of so-called wasteland of degraded swamp and sand that was transformed in the 1970s into well-groomed waterways and homes. The title quotes the marketing slogan used to sell this development as a prestigious place to Read more …