CHASS 2016 book prize shortlist

Congratulations to AHA’s Frank Bongiorno, whose book The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia has been shortlisted for the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ 2016 book prize. Also shortlisted are historians Klaus Neumann, for Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees, and Brenda Niall for Mannix. Further information.

‘Australia’s War Crimes Trials 1945–51’

Congratulations to the AHA’s Georgina Fitzpatrick, who, with Tim McCormack and Narrelle Morris, has published Australia’s War Crimes Trials 1945–51 (Brill Nijhoff, 2016 [International Humanitarian Law Series, No 48]). She covers topics such as the execution of captured airmen, cannibalism, death sentences and eight more chapters on each of the locations where the Australian military conducted a total of Read more …

Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Applications are now open for the 2017 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme. Three scholarships will be awarded to history students who are undertaking postgraduate studies or are in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate course. The scholarships are tenable at the Memorial between 9 January and 17 February 2017. Applications close Read more …

‘1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia’s Beginnings’

Nick Brodie’s new book traces the journey of Australia before 1788 to explore how ‘discovered’ the southern continent already was, by Indigenous Australians who lived there, and sailors, traders and fishermen who had visited. The book shifts the focus from post-colonial history to stories of Australia as a vast and active land participating in a Read more …

National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications open 1 October 2016 and close 31 October. National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships assist talented postgraduate scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives. For example, scholars may be based in one city and want to see records located in an Archives repository in another city. Assistance with digital Read more …

2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Warm congratulations to AHA members Stuart Macintyre, Ann McGrath and Tanya Evans, who won the following categories at the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards, announced at the State Library of New South Wales on 2 September: Australian History Prize: Stuart Macintyre, Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (NewSouth Publishing). General History Prize: Ann Read more …

CFP: How The Personal Became Political: Re-Assessing Australia’s Revolutions In Gender And Sexuality In The 1970s

Call for papers deadline 28 October 2016 Monday 6th March – Tuesday 7th March 2017, Australian National University How and why did matters previously considered private and personal, become public and political during the 1970s? What were the key policy shifts? How were protests in the streets connected to legislative reforms? Who were the critical Read more …