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 …

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 …

Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics

Claire Lowrie’s Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics (Studies in Imperialism Series, Manchester University Press) explores the politics of colonial mastery and domestic servitude in the neighbouring British colonies of Singapore and Darwin and illustrates the centrality of the domestic realm to the colonial project. It is the first comparative history of Read more …

Goldfields and the Gothic: A Hidden Heritage and Folklore

David Waldron has just released his latest anthology Goldfields and the Gothic: A Hidden Heritage and Folklore (Australian Scholarly Publishing) in which local historians of the long buried legends, histories and folklore of the Victorian goldfields and their legacy today. Every historian has a collection of strange, buried pieces of history; this work begins the Read more …