Free masterclass in Sydney with Fay Anderson 7 September

The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University is hosting a free masterclass with Associate Professor Fay Anderson (Monash) on Wednesday 7 September at 2pm, to coincide with the release of her latest book, Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia (Melbourne University Press).  Early career researchers and postgraduate students are particularly welcome. Expressions of Read more …

The Second Rush: Mining and the Transformation of Australia

Congratulations to AHA member David Lee, whose new book analyses Australia’s second great minerals rush that began in the 1960s with the development of new export industries based on coal, iron ore and bauxite, continued in the 1970s and early 1980s with the ‘resources boom’ and reached its apogee in the China boom from 2002 to Read more …

2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards shortlists

Congratulations to AHA members shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards, in the following categories: Australian History Prize: Frank Bongiorno, The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia Alison Holland, Just Relations: The Story of Mary Bennett’s Crusade for Aboriginal Rights Stuart Macintyre, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s General History Prize: Read more …

CFP: English Law, Culture, Governance and Society, 1680s—1760s

15–16 September 2016, University of Adelaide, Adelaide This workshop will explore some key themes to be addressed in the ‘New History of Law in Post-Revolutionary England’ project, which seeks to recover and reassess the history of English law, broadly conceived, over the seven decades following the Glorious Revolution of 1688–89. Proposals for either 20 minute Read more …