‘Victorian Margins’: AVSA at AHA 2016

‘Victorian Margins’ is the theme of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) affiliated conference stream at AHA 2016. The keynote speaker will be Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA) on ‘Homosexual Blackmail in the 1890s’, drawing on research for his new study of Oscar Wilde’s two criminal trials. This event is a welcome opportunity for AVSA members Read more …

Private Lives, Public History

Anna Clark’s latest book Private Lives, Public History (Melbourne University Publishing) will be published on 1 February. It explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, Clark uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate Read more …

Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia

Ann McGrath’s new book Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia (University of Nebraska Press) is a history of love, sex, and marriage between Indigenous peoples and settler citizens at the heart of two settler colonial nations, the United States and Australia which illuminates interracial relationships from the late eighteenth Read more …