1st International Conference on Contemporary and Historical Approaches to Emotions

Submission deadline: Friday 1 July 2016 The University of Wollongong (UOW) Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN), the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), and The Australian Sociological Association Sociology of Emotions and Affect Thematic Group (TASA SEA) 5–6 December 2016, UOW Sydney CBD Campus, Circular Quay, Sydney The conference will bring Read more …

Gay & Lesbian, Then & Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution

Robert Reynolds and Shirleene Robinson’s Gay & Lesbian, Then & Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution (Black Inc.) reveals the legacies of homophobia, the personal struggles and triumphs involved in coming out, and the many different ways of being gay or lesbian in Australia through the intimate life stories of 13 gay and lesbian Read more …

Would you like a gig on ABC Radio?

Honest History is talent spotting for the ABC’s regular Honest History spot. Genevieve Jacobs has a 10 minute chat with historians roughly fortnightly and it is broadcast on ABC Local Radio 666 and online on Tuesday mornings around 10.40am. Around 40 historians, including PhD students, have been featured since February 2014. They have included Angela Read more …

2017 Mike Smith Student Prize for History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History.

The National Museum of Australia and the Academy’s National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science invite submissions for the 2017 biennial Mike Smith Student Prize for the History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History. A cash prize of $3000 will be awarded for an essay based on original unpublished research undertaken whilst enrolled Read more …

Further funding for AHA/Copyright Agency Bursary Scheme

We are pleased to announce that the AHA has secured funding to run the AHA-Copyright Agency Bursary Scheme for a further three years, 2017-2019. The Scheme has been running since 2009 and has attracted 315 applications from emerging historians, either currently enrolled in a PhD program at a university or working as an independent scholar. Read more …

AHA/Copyright Agency Travel and Writing Bursary winners

We are pleased to announce the award of the AHA-Copyright Agency Travel and Writing Bursaries for recipients to attend the AHA conference at the Federation University Australia, Ballarat, 4–8 July, 2016. The decisions were made by judges Melanie Oppenheimer, Kate Darian-Smith and Melissa Harper. Funding for this Scheme is generously provided by the Copyright Agency, Read more …

Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820–1923

Tim Allender’s Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820–1923 (Manchester University Press) uses a broad framework to examine the many life experiences of women living in colonial India and how their position changed, both personally and professionally, over this long period of study. Drawing on a rich documentary record from archives in the United Kingdom, India, Read more …